MY WEEK IN BASEBALL: 4/11/16–4/17/16

Leesa Cross-Smith
Apr 18, 2016 · 10 min read
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(Photo via MLB Instagram.)

LEAD OFF

-Last week’s MY WEEK IN BASEBALL.
-A Q&A with Sarah Burns, co-producer of the new Jackie Robinson Documentary @ Vice.
-And Ken Burns talks abt the Robinson documentary some more @ Sports Illustrated.
-Breaking Down A Chaotic First Week In MLB @ Today’s Knuckleball.
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Mike Trout: To Live Or Die In Los Angeles @ Bleacher Report.
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Despite Changes African-Americans Still Aren’t Watching Baseball (BUT OF COURSE SOME OF THEM DO BECAUSE I DO) @ The Sports Fan Journal.

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(Photo via Twitter. Bryce Harper is a precious puppy.)

PLAY BALL!

4/11 BRAVES v NATS
Scherzer was pitching and he’s one of my faves. I think he is actually my very fave pitcher right now. I was starting a new baby blanket for my friend’s coming-soon baby. So I cast on while I was watching this and it was raining, then it stopped. Bryce and Taylor stole bases at the same time, Bryce stole with his glove in his mouth. I found this alluring. SCRAPPY BASEBALL, ILU. Murphy hit a bomb and brought himself and Bryce on home. I LOVE HOME RUNS. Braves’ Smith got caught stealing second and his batting helmet smacked him in the nose and he walked away bleeding. Oh, baseball. Gio Gonzalez was taking pitching notes in the dugout and he’s set to throw tomorrow. BASEBALL SCHOOL! It was adorable. Bryce didn’t get to hit his 100th HR even though he had the 100 emoji stickers on his bats because they kept walking him and so he kept stealing bases. Papelbon closed the door again. Nats won 6–4.

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(Photo via Twitter.)
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(Portrait of the artist as a thirtysomething homemaker in her purple bathroom.)
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(Photo via Rays Official Facebook but I have a hard time believing it is real JUST LOOK @ IT.)
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(Photo via Los Angeles Angels Official Instagram.)
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(Photo via Washington Nationals Official Twitter.)
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(Photo via Emily Austen’s Twitter.)
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(Photo via Sporting News MLB)
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(Idk where this came from but I kinda wanna post it every week because it’s one of my fave baseball pictures.)
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(Photo via Yankees Official Instagram.)

EXTRA INNINGS

WHAT MADE BASEBALL FUN THIS WEEK. YAY!
-Solving The Mystery Of Madison Bumgarner’s Shoe-Size Dilemma @ Fox Sports
-Big Papi’s daughter Alex sang the National Anthem @ Fenway on Big Papi’s last home Opening Day. ADORABLE.
-A Tigers fan caught five different foul balls and gave them all away to young fans.
-Trouty hit his first HR of the season on 4/11!
-Harper put the 100 emoji stickers on his bats
-Some Angels went to GSW shoot-around while in Oakland. Trouty took video. And also they played P-I-G. Mike has a pretty jump shot and I’m not surprised.
-Vin Scully.
-Baseball, butts.
-This ohsocute video of the new Cubs digs, complete w/baby pictures of the players.
-Which Adorable Baseball Pet Are You? @ Cut4.
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Super Dog Max @ the Rays game!!
-All 100 of Harper’s HRs in this hypnotizing video.
-This cozy video of Max Scherzer because I love him @ Vice.
-When commentators say a player “skies” one.
-JACKIE ROBINSON DAY and every player wearing #42 on 4/15.
-The Twins won! The Braves won!
-At 100 career homers, Bryce Harper shows signs of getting even better @ SI.
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Joe Ross said Bryce Harper gave him Jackie Robinson socks that worked as his good luck charm.
-KK got his Gold and Platinum Gloves.
-David Freese, dancing.
-Bryce and Dusty Home Run Hugging.
-When Scherzer is pitching well and steps off the mound and stalks around like a lion.
-Hunter Pence, just because he’s one of My Faves. (Also ADORE his fiancee Lexi! THEY ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER.)

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