On the first day of April, a spoof flashed around social media. In honor of Easter, all thirty Major League Baseball teams would be wearing jerseys in Easter egg pastel colors. April Fool! The day dawned, and the teams all wore their normal uniforms. The culprit, Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net, said it was all in fun.
Chris’s joke gained credence thanks to MLB’s habit of commemorating everything from pet dogs to “our troops.” (“Pups in the Park,” who’s gonna clean up that mess?…
On June 23rd Washington Nationals star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman went out with a hamstring injury that may sideline him for the rest of the season. The effect on the team’s play was astonishing. At the close of play on August 1st the comparable W-L statistics were:
Without Zim (first time): 21-24, .467 (equates to 76-84) With Zim: 34-19, .642 (equates to 104-58) Without Zim (since 7/23): 3-6 .333 (equates to 53-109)