Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday Morning Hot Links

5 more days until Spring Training baseball.

Verlander and Cole faced carbon-based life forms in camp today.

A.J. Hinch says Brantley will play left and right field, and will likely not see much time at first base.

Along those line, Hinch also confirmed Yuli will play some third base this year along with first base.

The young Astros are getting the big league treatment by the pros already, and it's intimidating.

Jeff Luhnow and Mike Elias were reunited at the Spring Training Media Day. In fact, they had booths right next to each other. Elias mentioned during the Q&A:

"I thought I might have the awkward experience of having to answer questions within earshot of Jeff, like having one of my parents listening to me talk or something, but him being tardy saved me from that."

Carlos Correa is a yoga man now.

Cy Sneed is a lumberjack man now.

The Australians are growing people-sized food because of course they are.

On This Day in Baseball History

In 1944, Joe Nuxhall becomes the youngest MLB player to ever pitch in a game. He was 15.

In 1998, legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray passed away at the age of 83.

In 2009, the final remains of Shea Stadium were destroyed, officially marking the end of the historic park.