If you missed the game yesterday, Brett Phillips was mic’d up and it was glorious.
Brett Phillips is a national treasure pic.twitter.com/qReBWIkmws— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) March 2, 2021
Brett Phillips: "Hey Cash money. Did you know Taylor Walls went to the same University as you did?"— ESPN (@espn) March 2, 2021
Kevin Cash: "Why do you think he's playing?" pic.twitter.com/smj7PurGI8
And an extended clip:
Anyway, the game itself was pretty blah, unless you’re David Hess, in which case it was a nightmare, or Kevin Padlo, who absolutely murdered a ball to center.
If you did miss the game yesterday, there is another one on TV this afternoon.
@RaysBaseball is BACK on FOX Sports Sun TODAY with our first of 13 televised #SpringTraining games vs. the Pirates.— FOX Sports Sun: Rays (@FOXSportsRays) March 3, 2021
Before first pitch, tune in starting at 12:30 pm for our Spring Training Preview show featuring @TriciaWhitaker, @DougWaechter10, @odestrade & @neilsolondz! pic.twitter.com/b3V3WG4gWl
Topper on an Austin Meadows bounce back.
“It’s pretty easy to trace back what went wrong last year,” #Rays hitting coach Chad Mottola said of OF Austin Meadows. “The cause and effect is real. The COVID and the way it hit him, and he never really got in shape.” https://t.co/u8czuerJnP— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 2, 2021
Adam Berry on Glasnow’s start on Monday, plus and update on Joey Wendle.
Tyler Glasnow felt good in his first spring start, throwing 100 and testing out his new pitch: https://t.co/ZaaRBuyICX— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) March 2, 2021
An update on Joey Wendle, who said being hit in the helmet was "probably more scary than anything," plus more notes from Rays camp: https://t.co/LgHzVRC12s
Brett Honeywell makes an appearance in a Sam Dykstra piece on 11 rookies who need solid springs.
New podcast from Steve Carney.
This week on @UTORpodcast, @PeterKingCBS on the #Mets getting Francisco Lindor, plus @RealGWhit explains why the social justice message needs to continue, and where could Wander Franco start 2021?@ApplePodcasts - https://t.co/Hdh0osCESn@Spotify - https://t.co/JhXtoFzCwZ pic.twitter.com/nd9Gy2tgdm— Steve Carney (@stevecarney) March 3, 2021
For your favorite non-Rays team, Slam Diego off to a good start.
Alternate sites will be returning, as AAA baseball will be delayed at least a month.
Alternate sites are coming back — and the AAA season, which was scheduled to begin April 6, will be delayed for at least a month, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 2, 2021
News at ESPN on the reason for delay, the wait for vaccines and how this alt site will differ from 2020's: https://t.co/zRRT6mn7Nz
More women are coming forward in the “Mickey Callaway is a gross, misogynistic piece of shit” scandal.
‘Worst-kept secret’: More women come forward, additional details emerge about how Mickey Callaway’s lewd behavior permeated the workplace.— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) March 2, 2021
W/ @Britt_Ghiroli and @Ken_Rosenthal https://t.co/PqRp3r7FT4
Nick Francona opened up about his father.
The Indians also released a (non) statement on the situation.
Cleveland team statement on the Mickey Callaway situation: pic.twitter.com/myj56pKvmn— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) March 2, 2021
Jayson Stark has a Trout versus Brady piece.
“This tells you absolutely nothing about the greatness of Mike Trout. It tells you about the nature of baseball.”— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) March 1, 2021
New column: Tom Brady - 7 titles. Mike Trout - 0 titles.
On Trout, Brady, the weirdness of baseball & the mounting pressure on the #Angels https://t.co/ajJpnVwIuI
Finally, cleanse your pallet with some puppies.