Trevor Bauer starts GoFundMe to benefit stadium workers

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Trevor Bauer is organizing a sandlot game in Arizona with a bunch of pro players that will be streamed live on his social media channels. The game is promoting a GoFundMe effort started by Bauer to benefit part-time stadium workers who no longer have steady employment because of the delay to the start of the MLB season. You can donate here.

This is a genuinely good thing that Bauer is doing here. As we just wrote, MLB owners have been remarkably quiet about supporting these displaced workers. Only the Tigers have publicly said that they will be starting a fund for their workers. It’s commendable that Bauer is doing this, but he shouldn’t have to. The owners are dropping the ball here.

The game itself should be interesting too, as all of the players will be microphones. Tommy Pham is among the players who have expressed interest in participating. Details about when the game is taking place have not been released yet. Bauer’s YouTube page can be found here.

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Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).