Last thread is creeping into triple digit comment count, so here’s a new thread. Feel free to use it to continue drastically over-emoting about not getting that one reliever from Tampa Bay, or that one time we didn’t sign Mike Moustakas or something. Or maybe debate the value of Jason Heyward again. Or as a game thread tonight. Whatevs. You kids do you, man. You kids, you do you.
In other tangentially interesting things:
Yesterday, yea, even while we were Off-Daying to thwart Cliff’s bad mojo, The Bulge was active. First The Bulge swelled to a full 4 games, as the Yankees beat the Nats in the final half of a previously suspended game from May. Super weirdness out of that game is that Juan Soto filled out a roster spot in that game, even though the game officially happened prior to his being called up. He hit a dinger too. So now Juan Soto is credited with a ML home run hit prior to his debut in MLB. I think that’s a first in MLB history, actually.
The same two teams played again, for a regularly scheduled game with Juan Soto actually in the Majors this time, and the Nats won. So The Bulge shrunk back down to 3.5 games. Which is where it started, and stayed, thanks to Cliff not having a recap to do. Although, honestly, if you’re seeing that much action in a bulge, on your off day, maybe see a doctor. Preventative maintenance is the best maintenance!
In other Nat news, Bryce Harper shaved. Which, I’m pretty sure, is his first official statement of intent to join the Yankees this winter.
Mexico beat Germany in the World Cup, which was pretty shocking. And England beat Panama. So the two most cursed soccer powerhouses did something unexpected and won. Then Japan went and beat Columbia this morning. Brazil drew. I don’t even know what’s going on now.
Speaking of soccer, here’s a video of Atlanta United folks in a Dad Jokes competition, aired for Father’s Day. If you don’t love this club, you’re just broken inside.
Braves are in Toronto at 7PM tonight. Canadiastanuckian Mike Soroka goes against his home country, while Jaime Garcia throws for them. United play in a USOC match at home, vs Chicago Fire, Wednesday. People should stop whinging just because Julio Jones wants to be paid like the superstar that he is, and the Hawks still suck.