[Keith Olbermann]The disconnect between players and fans is extraordinary. If you want to defend a teammate, good for you. But at the same time acknowledge the fans, don’t treat their support as something you are entitled to, and try to remember that you work for them, not the other way around
[Kiké Hernandez] By now you’ve probably seen my comments about last night’s game. The truth is, I suffer from ED. I think a lot of us suffer from it from time to time. So tonight, let’s all bring it. We can conquer Energy Deficiency together.
(Gammons) Red Sox players know Alex Bregman is like Dustin Pedroia, 1977. They'd die to play with him. But some Boston media get upset with him. Are they upset that his great-grandfather, a courageous immigrant, was part of the group that bought the Boston Redskins and moved to Washington?
[Marly Rivera] Alex Cora was asked about pitchers using pine tar, and he had the perfect honest answer: ”You have to ask the hitters. They like guys that can control their stuff. So I just leave it at that.” #Astros #RedSox
[Rosenthal] Sam Fuld and Rocco Baldelli have made strong impressions on the #BlueJays in their managerial search, sources tell The Athletic. No apparent front-runner; other, unidentified candidates are believed to be just as strongly in the mix.
[Tonkin] (Tanpa Bay) Rays have signed LHP Ryan Sherriff to a minor-league deal. Is rehabbing from June 2018 Tommy John surgery, so could be a late season addition. Pitched briefly w/ (St. Louis) Cardinals in 2017-18.
Before joining the Cubs at the deadline, Jesse Chavez had pitched in 383 career games, 799 career innings, and had accumulated 1.2 career bWAR. With the Cubs he pitched in 32 game, threw 39 innings, and was worth 2 bWAR.