The Continuum returns this weekend with a roundup of recent WBC news.
A quick announcement: There will be a World Baseball Classic Update tomorrow!
My post-trade deadline story is up at Pickin’ Splinters. Be sure to check it out!
Tomorrow, expect a delayed World Baseball Classic Update.
Here’s my write-up of last night’s Rochester Red Wings game for Pickin’ Splinters.
My work on the Red Wings here and at Pickin’ Splinters has caught some people’s attention, and so I’m proud to announce that I’ll be doing a (mostly) weekly Red Wings update for the folks over at The Nats Report. Click the link to read my first installment.
There will be a WBC update on Friday.
On June 22, I made the following post on Twitter:
At the time, it seemed absurd, but as we enter Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles are now at .500 and are just two games back of a wild card spot. While still considered quite unlikely, it is now not out of the realm of possibility that they will, indeed, make the playoffs.
When I made the declaration above, I did not believe the Orioles would even come remotely close at any point in the season. This is not because I dislike the Orioles. In fact, I quite like the Orioles. I have family in Maryland, watched their minor leaguers when they were the Red Wings’ parent club, and Cal Ripken Jr. was my favorite player growing up. In fact, I even attended one of their playoff games against the Yankees in 2012 and have the “BUCKle Up” rally towel to prove it.
However, I didn’t think they’d possibly be this good. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they continued to do a lot better than myself and many others thought they would, but I didn’t think they’d get to .500, much less be in the conversation for a wild card at any point. That’s especially true since I figured they’d trade away every player not on a long-term contract, which now looks unlikely save for perhaps Trey Mancini (since his contract ends after this season and they’ll want something for him). So, when I wrote that I’d get into composting if they made the playoffs, I meant it.
So, since I’m a man of my word, I’m going to stick with it: If the 2022 Baltimore Orioles make the postseason, I will get into composting. I will buy a compost bin, I will put biodegradable waste like dead leaves, rotten fruits/vegetables, and cut grass into it. I will turn it every week or two to ensure it gets all mixed up. Maybe I’ll even put some worms in it. Eventually, assuming it actually works, I’ll probably give the resulting compost to family to use for gardening, or something.
Now, you’re probably wondering: why composting? It stems from a stupid inside joke where somebody said I must have been a farmer since I was helping with something outside. I quipped that I was doing composting, and it ran far too long from there. For another, composting doesn’t hurt anything and is good environmentally, so it’s not like I’m going to do some dangerous stunt
So, yeah, if the Orioles make the playoffs, I’m going to do composting.
My latest Red Wings game story is up over at Pickin’ Splinters. It was quite the night, as the Red Wings beat Omaha for the first time in decades (admittedly they haven’t played in decades) and there was an injury scare over the Nationals’ top prospect, Cade Cavalli. Also included in the story: Andrew Stevenson‘s dad strength!
Coming up this week and beyond:
- A post ahead of the MLB draft.
- Continued WBC news.
- Likely more links to Pickin’ Splinters pieces on the Red Wings, and perhaps “Red Wings Report” posts as well.
- Possibly (but probably not) a Glick on Gaming.
- …And why I’ll get into composting if the Orioles make the playoffs.
Thanks for coming to the Baseball Continuum.
Over at Pickin’ Splinters, I have the story on today’s game between the Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Mets. Logan Verrett was very impressive in seven innings of work as the Nationals’ AAA affiliate earned the series split.