Good morning everybody! Let’s get to some links for the day.
In Mariners news...
- Defense looks good!
Jarred Kelenic takes away a base hit. pic.twitter.com/4nSaLhR0TS— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) June 22, 2021
Around the league...
- Despite hitting 100+ mph in the first inning half a dozen times and throwing 90+ mph sliders, Jacob deGrom came back clean.
Jacob deGrom: Foreign Substance Search.— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 21, 2021
- Matthew Roberson at The NY Daily News wrote about how banning foreign substances could lead to more pitching injuries.
- Former MLB star Ben Zobrist has been mired in personal and legal issues since retiring after his wife had an affair with their pastor, who also stole money from the Zobrist family.
- Byron Buxton just can’t catch a break.
Byron Buxton suffered a broken left hand when hit by a pitch tonight. Three days after return, he’ll go back on injured list.— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) June 22, 2021
- The Diamondbacks snapped their 17-game losing streak in a win against Milwaukee.
- Unsurprisingly, the 21-53 DBacks are in discussions with the White Sox regarding a possible trade for Eduardo Escobar.
- Carl Nassib became the first-ever active NFL player to come out as gay.
Las Vegas Raiders DE Carl Nassib comes out as gay— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 21, 2021
He also announced a $100K donation to the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth. pic.twitter.com/5Xobd9s0pp
- This is a big step in getting college athletes paid.
NEW: In a victory for college athletes, SCOTUS unanimously invalidates a portion of the NCAA's "amateurism" rules. The court says the NCAA can no longer bar colleges from providing athletes with education-related benefits such as free laptops or paid post-graduate internships.— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 21, 2021