The 7 Best MLB Moments From Monday

Sweet moments, dingers, great defense, and Oreo sneakers. It's all here

I write this in protest due to the fact that Alex Fast is depriving us all of the latest installment of his “bass hits” blockbuster series. I am sad. I don’t know what to do with myself. And I am not alone:




Alas, the show, much like the love in Celine Dion’s most recognizable hit, must go on. So, off we go and we will start this introductory portion of the piece with this image of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. mostly because I had to see it 274 times* in my Twitter feed and so now I share it with you (to be fair, it’s a pretty sweet pic):



* does not represent actual times seen, but rather the estimated amount based upon how many times it felt like it was seen.

There was this mega-sweet image from a minor league game:



And this one from the Padres game:




(Pham went on to hit a home run)



And these “sweet kicks” from Jazz Chisholm:



There were these birthday wishes for Big Sexy:



And a sign of the apocalypse with this scorecard for Angel Hernandez:



Here’s a history lesson:



And some truth coming from the San Francisco Giants organization:



The Royals too:



If you need support, help, or assistance of any kind, please reach out. There is no shame in feeling feelings, and asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength in knowing your own limitations.


Deep Breath – here are some cool things that happened last night:


National Brothers Day


Being National Brothers Day, MLB Players put this out to celebrate some siblings currently rostered on MLB teams:



For those of you playing the home game, that’s Austin Nola and Aaron Nola, Yuli Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Kyle Seager and Corey Seager. They ask you to name your favorite pair from baseball, past or present. Feel free to let them know because I don’t care. Haha, just kidding.

You don’t need to let them know.


Austin Riley is Good at Baseball


Austin Riley was named the NL Player of the Week last week:



Turns out he can play defense too:



If the kid is starting to realize his potential, managers who roster him will be ecstatic!


Baltimore Orioles, NHL Fans


For those that don’t follow, the NHL playoffs are underway and while you may not care it is very important to me to point out that the Boston Bruins just knocked the Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, and dumb cheater Tom Wilson off, sending them home after a 4-1 series win.

In solidarity with professional hockey, the Baltimore Orioles, who play less than an hour from the Capitals, came off the team plane sporting some NHL jerseys today:



The NHL took notice too:



And how do you not root for Trey Mancini?



Answer: when he wears a New York Islanders jersey. Other than that, always—you always root for Trey Mancini.


Trevor Larnach Hits a Bomb


Trevor Larnach effortlessly hit a ball over 460 feet:



And then the following occurred, in plain sight, for all to see on social media:




I’d need to go to the videotape to see if it was actually “caught” and not just retrieved after it bounced around for a while, but either way, congrats on winding up with the baseball. Also, congrats to Trevor for hitting it a country mile.


Defense Is Cool


There were several sweet plays in the field (in addition to Austin Riley’s from above):



Pitching is Cool, Too



And this one that had to be included because while we don’t have Alex Fast’s bass hits tonight, we can have a mention of his CSW%:



Andrew Vaughn, Gone


For fans of the home run, the rookie with high expectations, and a really good pun, you’re gonna love this:



And not to be outdone, fellow White Sox fan favorite Yermin Mercedes did this incredible thing:



And there it is, another installment of the Best MLB Moments from Monday. Check back tomorrow for even more wonderful baseball moments cultivated and hand-selected for your viewing and reading pleasure.

But before you go, help yourself to one of these:



Hand hugs. Adorable.


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

Matt Goodwin

Husband. Dad. Teacher. Writer. Podcaster. Baseball Fan. Quippy. Makes up words. FSWA. IBWAA.

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