SportsNation Blog Archives Toronto Blue Jays
There is nothing more adorable on this planet than a vicious, killer, man-eating animal that happens to be a baby. Baby bears, baby wolves, baby ... well, maybe not baby scorpions, but you get the idea. The Blue Jays found this out firsthand Tuesday, as pitcher Mark Buehrle brought the animals to their clubhouse after he met the owner of a zoo:
Need to hang out with this little guy from now on whenever I pitch pic.twitter.com/eAthTXKMVy— Drew Hutchison (@1DrewHutch) September 11, 2014
After meeting the tiger and lion cubs and probably making all sorts of embarrassing but totally understandable cutesy voices at them, the Blue Jays went out and demolished the Cubs 11-1, with starting pitcher Drew Hutchison striking out 10. We are totally not envious at all. The preceding sentence was a humongous lie.
MLB second half predictions?
The MLB's second half is upon us, and only two teams have leads of more than 1.5 games in their respective divisions. In other words, this should get intense. Who will win all the divisions? The leagues? The World Series? Cast your votes below!
Is PED use no big deal?
PED use is considered a crime against baseball. It's now punished as such, with players suspended major chunks of time if they're caught. And yet, if the cases of Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz are any indication, it doesn't matter all that much to fans. Cabrera, a Blue Jays outfielder who was suspended 50 games in 2012 for testing positive for high levels of testosterone, currently is the third-leading American League outfield vote-getter for the 2014 All-Star Game. Nelson Cruz, an Oriole who served a 50-game Biogenesis-related suspension in 2013, is ahead of even David Ortiz at the DH position. What say you?