Minoring in Twitter: Taijuan Walker discovers coffee
By Danny Wild
Bull Durham was on MLB Network on Thursday night so this Tweet from Derrick Chung seems timely. For those unfamiliar, Durham catcher Crash Davis promises a rainout and then takes a cab (armed with six packs of beer) and flips on the sprinklers at a Minor League ballpark, flooding the field. Sort of like this:
— Derrick Chung (@therealthing6) July 13, 2013
There’s a lot of pranking and jokes and iPhone videos of teammates snoring on a bus, but this gesture by Will Startup is actually a cool, genuine move for his Futures All-Star teammate:
Customized a new pair of cleats for my futures allstar teammate James McCann. Here is the box I made for him. pic.twitter.com/xCYHOjnZZh
— Will startup (@will_startup) July 13, 2013
How about the Seattle Mariners getting in on the action with Taijuan Walker? The Tacoma ace apparently has never had coffee before (I also do not partake) but may face some pressure to indulge once he’s in caffeinated Seattle:
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 14, 2013
Archie Bradley enjoyed his experience in New York during All-Star week, and he even seemed excited to see me again outside the Mets’ clubhouse in Citi Field before the Futures Game (we had lunch on Friday, not to brag or anything). He took to Twitter to make it official:
— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) July 15, 2013
I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of this movie Ben Verlander was glued to. IMDB describes it: “Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.”
Yeesh. I hope Verlander was cajoled into watching it.
Watching Pitch Perfect on this 9 hour bus ride to NY! This ride just got much better! #CTTigers
— Ben Verlander (@Verly32) July 16, 2013
Jeremy Barfield, a weekly favorite of this very blog, has seen his career come to an end. Well, the batting/hitting/clogging-of-bases part of his career. The Oakland A’s Minor Leaguer is being converted into a pitcher after batting .188 in 35 games this season at Sacramento.
Thinking about having a ceremonial bonfire for/with my bats. Either that or a giveaway at 6k. I’m thinking bonfire.
— Jeremy Barfield (@Baseclogger) July 17, 2013
Jeremy Sy, aside from having the shortest last name in baseball, is a veteran of 26 Minor League games. It’s taken that long for him to forget his parents’ cooking:
Nick Ramirez’s dog was being a dog while Mr. Ramirez was away:
I mean, he lives inside a cage inside a closest surrounded by women’s clothing. What do you expect?
So this is cool, the Navy’s Blue Angels (only the coolest pilots in the military) sent Red Sox prospect Matt Barnes a little care package and asked him to autograph a card in return. Ex-Portland teammate Brandon Workman replied, “We get it Barnes, everyone wants your autograph”
Tony Sanchez showed off his power in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday and then video-bombed International League manager Dave Miley’s interview on MLB Network. For that, I owe him an Instagram shoutout — follow him on Twitter below and @tonytwobags on Instagram (where he shows off his interview skills with Sam Ryan, below):
Not sure which was cooler, my oppo bomb or my video bomb… pic.twitter.com/9DcLnBtNsF
— Tony Sanchez (@Tony26Montana) July 18, 2013
Chipotle Tweet of the Week
— Deck McGuire (@deckmcguire) July 13, 2013