The 5 Best MLB Moments from Thursday

The best moments from Thursday's MLB action.

Rain, rain, go away! Come again some other day between November and early February. Unfortunately, rain would put a damper on yet another fantastic Thursday in the world of baseball. There was plenty of goings-on in the aforementioned world, between the announcement of All-Star starters, yet another Bobby Bonilla Day, and another day of glorious baseball. Enjoy these baseball days while they last! Winter is cold and sad without them.




I’m still not sure what to think about this play. Did Jackie Bradley Jr. just make an incredible play by ‘acting’ like the ball was gone? Or did Jacob Stallings just chalk up another TOOTBLAN for the Pirates this season?



I still can’t decide. If you have a strong opinion, let me know on Twitter or in the comments below!




Trevor May got himself out of an inning, earning the right to hype himself up as he walked off the mound. Unfortunately, May had to relax a little bit because here in the year 2021, umpires check pitchers for foreign substances.




He just had to take a deep breath first.


Rafael Devers is NOT Vibing


Boy, it’s a hot one out here today, huh? Temperatures in Boston reached as high as 85 degrees, with some intense humidity to go along with it. And, Fenway Park, unfortunately, does not have industrial-grade air conditioners on the field for players. That’s something they’re adding to the new stadiums these days. Rafael Devers was not having it:



Peculiar Putout


In baseball, you take outs any way you can get them. Johnny Cueto and LaMonte Wade Jr. took this out in one of the strangest ways possible.




Hey, they still got it done. So, it’s a winner in my book, despite the very strange 1-3-1 scoring on the putout.


July 1 – Bobby Bonilla Day


This year, on July 1, as with the 10 previous installments, the New York Mets paid Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248.20. He will receive 14 more payments of this exact number, extending until 2035. At that time, Bonilla will be 72 years old, Fernando Tatis Jr. will have signed a new contract (following his megadeal), and the Oakland A’s will be on pace for 95 wins with a $20 million payroll.




Now, this is what we call passive income. If you’re not getting paid $1.2 million each year until you’re 72, are you even doing life right?


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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