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If you aren’t socially media adept, you may have missed the piece of video that went viral yesterday. Cardinal Matt Adams went into the stands to try to make a catch, which a fan ended up making. It was clearly in the stands, so no fan interference was called. As Adams was righting himself, he seems to shove the fan. Perhaps he was catching his balance, and perhaps he was retaliating for the perceived blocking of the ball. Hard to tell what was happening in the video, and Adams is surprised by the questioning afterwards, which kind of tells you he wasn’t spending a lot of time thinking about it.
Fans of both the Cardinals and the Reds feel some solid enmity for the other team, as well, so the fans reaction to Adams, which is a strong gesture with his non-gloved hand, certainly does not on its own mean that much happened. Here is a link to the MLB video of the moment. What do you think?
Mark Lerner, Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals, says the team has maxed out its budget. That means there is no more money to go out and find players, should the Nationals need them to make their expected run at a playoff this year. That could handcuff the GM a bit, or it could force him to become quite creative. Either way, fans shouldn’t be too concerned that ownership isn’t behind winning. The team currently has a $140 million payroll, and has some depth, so there are pieces that can be traded. Here is more from Adam Kilgore.
Lastly, I am trying to get back into the rhythm of blogging everyday. It helps when folks comment, so I know someone has missed the updates. I have also become much more active on social media, so make sure you check out @Johanna_Wagner on twitter or even instagram @lmt_johanna.