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June 29, 2022. 1. The Freddie Freeman situation is… | by The Baseball Newsletter | Jun, 2022

June 29, 2022. 1. The Freddie Freeman situation is… | by The Baseball Newsletter | Jun, 2022

1. The Freddie Freeman situation is getting weird

If only everyone had remembered the golden rule:

There’s no crying in baseball.

Here was what Clayton Kershaw had to say on things, with Freeman looking deeply regretful and that he’d very much rather be in Atlanta:

“I hope we’re not second fiddle.”

2. Vladdy Guerrero Jr. hit a walk-off winner last night

And the Blue Jays move back up past the Red Sox in the AL East.

But no Vladdy in this year’s Home Run Derby:

3. A huge rabbit was in the crowd at Oracle Park

On the one hand, this is very cute. On the other hand, San Francisco really has gone hippy-dippy to the extreme — where is this thing going to the “rest room”?

4. Today’s afternoon highlight: The Yankees keep hitting home runs

Don’t quote me on this math, but it feels like they’re on pace for 200 wins.

5. The Guardians have a team chess club

From the article (link):

6. Mike Trout is still dominating, the Angels are still bad

Water is wet, too.

And his frustration went viral during last night’s game:

7. Matt Olson homered twice last night, and the Braves stay hot

Beating the Phillies again to sure up their surge in the NL East race, and Matt Olson is helping ease the teary-eyed Freddie Freeman missers.

8. The Padres are getting their guys back

Manny Machado sprained his ankle on June 19, and looks like he’s coming back somewhat soon:

And then, that biggest name in baseball, Fernando Tatis Jr —after one of the longest-lasting wrist injuries we’ve ever seen, will be returning. Soon-ish.

9. The deep HR of the day: Luis Robert

The White Sox are still in the doldrums, but there’s this.

10. And lastly, the queen of sitting behind home plate

There’s a new legendary figure of Toronto baseball.

Behold:

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