The 5 Best MLB Moments from Thursday

The best of Thursday's MLB action.

Happy Friday, friends! You’ve made it through another week and are hopefully well on your way to winning your fantasy matchup. If not, hopefully, you’re on your way to an incredible comeback that your league mates will talk about for years to come.

Yesterday was an excellent day of baseball; we had plenty of very exciting moments, including an Always Sunny in Philadelphia reference, “El Mago” living up to his nickname, and a traffic jam that affected baseball in a curious way! Read on for more.


Big Time Baseball IQ


If you think you’ve already seen this from every big baseball media outlet on the planet, think again!



In hindsight, the first baseman (Will Craig) should have just let Javier Báez get on over to first base. Or, they could have just tagged Báez out a little quicker. Either way, I’m not sure if this a brilliant play by “El Mago” or a low baseball IQ play from Craig. There were already two outs, Will! Come on!

But, it definitely warms my heart to see the Cubs bench react in the way that they did. Rizzo is just laughing! They simply cannot break up this core, it’ll just suck the joy out of Cubs games. And, worst of all, I’ll be sad.


“Dayman! Ah-Ah-Ahhhh!”


I can always appreciate an Always Sunny in Philadelphia reference in a baseball game, regardless of time or place. The broadcast pulled it off and even turned it into some wordplay! Huzzah!



For the uninitiated:



Un Bay-Lievable!


The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the United States of the Western Hemisphere of the Planet Earth of the Solar System of the Milky Way Galaxy had a game in Oakland yesterday. They stayed in a hotel in San Francisco and set out in a couple of buses from their hotel. In order to get to RingCentral Coliseum, the Angels’ bus had to cross the Bay Bridge. Unfortunately, there was an accident on the Bay Bridge as the Angels tried to cross it, which delayed their buses.



Yes, Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his pitching start because of an accident on the Bay Bridge. BART also weighed in:



So, Ohtani just DH’d tonight. Hopefully, he gets to take his turn on the bump tomorrow.


Mic’d up Madness



I am once again asking MLB broadcast teams to mic up players at every opportunity they can. I really enjoy hearing players react to the game in real-time and allowing fans to learn more about their favorite players. Look, maybe some players have a catchphrase we’re missing out on because we’re not hearing them say it!




Look at the wheels on this dude!



The slowest player in baseball gave it all he had, legging out that double. Phenomenal hustle.


Now, get out there and watch some Friday baseball! Catch that Ohtani start on TV! (Maybe catch some playoff hockey and basketball too, that’s pretty fun to watch.)


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

Adam Sloate

Die-hard Angels fan since birth; misses the good ol' days of Vladdy, Kendrys, and Weaver. Temple University alumnus, UCLA Law student.

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