Mets Bro (found via Uni Watch) has the news that MLB has approved yet another cap to go along with regular caps, road caps, alternate caps, batting practice caps, cap-kabobs, caps creole, caps gumbo, pan fried, deep fried and stir-fried caps: interview caps: The purpose, according to Mets Bro, is go give players and managers…
Of all the great uses for iPads, from business to education to watching movies on flights, many parents would argue there is no better utility for the Apple product than keeping children entertained.
Kids absolutely love them. The lights, the sounds, the games, the pictures. It's sensory overload and they'll entertain - and often keep quiet - a child for up to hours at a time.
For Wilson Ramos this weekend, it went much further than that. His young daughter - who turns two later this year - was watching cartoons on his iPad on Saturday night when she stumbled across a highlight video of him hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs on May 6 at Wrigley Field.
"For some reason, she was pointing it out and saying, ‘Daddy, daddy!’ Kinda like saying this is you," Ramos said through an interpreter after Sunday's 10-2 win over the Cardinals.
"For whatever reason, today I took that same approach like I did back then, nice and relaxed. And it worked out."
Nationals hitting coach Rick Schu may have some competition, because Ramos' daughter was on to something, whether intentionally or not.
The Nats catcher reached base four times on Sunday with three hits - including a two-run homer - and a walk. It was the fifth time in 40 games this season that he's been on base four times.
Ramos' homer came in the eighth inning off Cardinals reliever Tyler Lyons. It was Ramos' sixth home run of the season and his fourth in the month of May. Ramos is now batting .336 this season to lead all MLB catchers. That number ranks ninth in all of baseball and second on the Nationals behind only Daniel Murphy.
Ramos' other big hit Sunday was a two-RBI single in the fourth inning against Cardinals starter Michael Wacha. He took a 94 mile per hour fastball the other way to right field to score Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman and put the Nationals up 3-1 at the time.
It was yet another game this season where Ramos has helped lead the way on offense. The 28-year-old backstop has - perhaps quietly - been one of the key cogs for the Nationals so far this season.
Some of it has to do with health, as well as the LASIK surgery he had during spring training. But don't forget his daughter.
"For some reason she’s learned how to play with it and look up certain files," Ramos said. "I’m going to try to put the same things on, little cartoons for her, and hopefully she takes it away and swipes to my at-bats and hopefully they’re good ones."
Boston Red Sox (30-20) vs. Baltimore Orioles (28-20), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Steven Wright (4-4, 2.52) vs. Tyler Wilson (2-3, 3.80)
Keys to the Game:
Is it too early to label this four-game series a big one? The Orioles trail Boston by a game in the AL East.
Can Wilson deliver a strong start in a series that looms as crucial?
News and Notes:
Wilson pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits on Apr. 13 at Fenway Park.
Current Orioles are 0-for-9 against Wright.
Hyun Soo Kim batted .389 (7-for-18) on the nine-game road trip.
Ryan Flaherty hadn't had an RBI in 79 at-bats until a fourth inning sacrifice fly on Sunday.
Week 7 of the National Women's Soccer League season is in the books - and what a week it was.
We saw the Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit match postponed due to weather, and got a glimpse at how NWSL squads will deal with their U.S. Women's National Team absences later this summer.
CSN's Sebastian Salazar takes you around the NWSL for highlights from all four league matches this weekend as well as last week's international friendly between Seattle Reign FC and Arsenal Ladies.
WATCH ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS OF WEEK 7 IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE