The 5 Best MLB Moments From Sunday

Bat flips, arguing balls and strikes, and bye, bye baseballs...

The Lead Story Is Fernando…Always!


Yes, we missed Fernando Tatis Jr. when he was on the injured list. Why? Well…

The shortstop sensation has been on fire since being activated from the IL – he is 11 for 14 in his last four games, with four home runs, 12 RBI, and 27 total bases. Oh, and a couple of serious bat flips. The latest came after a Slam Diego bomb that cleared the bases to put the Padres well in control against the Mariners.

Tatis has lived up to the billing so far this season, and we hope he avoids any further injury problems in what could be a history-making year for the young man. Here’s that flip from another angle, with some sick stats to go with it…modern-day baseball, it’s a thing.


Leave The Kid Alone


There was something sincerely impressive about the way rookie umpire Erich Bacchus took the lip from Chicago Cubs manager David Ross yesterday. The young umpire ejected the Cubs manager after chirps of “be better” were heard from Ross in relation to Bacchus’ called balls and strikes.

To be fair to Ross, there was plenty of evidence to suggest Bacchus was being extremely liberal with the outside of the zone.

You can point to the fact that it was the same for both pitchers, however, Adam Wainwright seemed to benefit a tad more in the long run, as Buster Olney stated.


High School Amusical


The most remarkable fact from today’s baseball featured a duel between two players who went to the same high school…in Korea!

And here are the corresponding cute throwback pictures of Ji-Man Choi and Hyun-Jin Ryu.



Marlins Merchandise Matters


The Miami Marlins fans haven’t had much to shout about on the field the past few years, and there was even embarrassment over the poorly designed “grey name, black jersey” uniforms recently. However, somebody somewhere needs a pay raise after the latest threads from the club, the Nike City Connect range has taken them to the top of the “must-buy-merch” list. If you haven’t seen the hype video, then you really need to.

Their 5-1 win over the Mets today was thanks to a stellar outing from rookie starter Cody Poteet. Check that changeup! You may want to seriously consider adding him to your fantasy baseball roster for the rest of 2021.


And, there was even time for the cute JesΓΊs Aguilar confused look in those hot threads.


And That Baby Is Gone!


The only medicine to brighten up your Monday morning is the daily dose of the longball.


Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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