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Snake Bytes 10/22: Series Even

The Rays took the lead early in game 2 and managed to keep it

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MLB: World Series-Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

Pedro Gomez weighs in on the Diamondbacks

“I don’t know that there is anything interesting with the D-backs,” Gomez said. “That’s a big part of the problem. They are very bland and there’s not a lot of talk on the D-backs in town. I don’t think I’m alone…I would say there’s a lot of apathy. You and I have had this conversation before. There’s nothing worst for a franchise than apathy because if people are throwing stones or barbs at you, at least they care. But when there’s no talk, that is worst because that means they don’t care.”

Pot initiative cash battle:

Nearly a third of the money donated against the measure (prop 207), $100,000, came from Randy Kendrick, a conservative activist and the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick. She also gave $100,000 against the 2016 marijuana legalization initiative.

World Series:

Rays’ Brandon Lowe breaks out of slump with two game 2 home runs

Lowe came into the game with some Jake Lamb type numbers.... He was hitting .107/.180/.161 in 61 plate appearances. He was 6 for 56 with 19 strikeouts and just one homer.

Randy Arozarena joins Derek Jeter in MLB postseason record book

“Arozarena’s first hit in the World Series, a single off Dodgers reliever Jake McGee in the ninth inning of Game 2, was his 22nd of the 2020 playoffs, tying him with Jeter (1996) for the most by a rookie in a single postseason.”

Baseball News:

‘You have to start somewhere’: Playoff plan provides a path for MLB to have fans in 2021

“You have to start somewhere,” says Jill Roberts, an infectious disease expert at the University of South Florida. “I would much rather see this, a small scale, than full capacity. It sounds like some thought has gone into it. Maybe there needs to be more, not to have packed shops and such. But a lot of times, we don’t know a lot of the factors until we try it.

“Maybe the way to do it is small scale, and lessons are learned.”

Why do baseball players wear oven mitts?

Also in this amazing article are answers to questions such as;

  • What is the point of the baseball oven mitt?
  • Who was the 1st MLB player to wear an oven mitt?
  • Are there size restrictions to the oven mitt?

Snek Byte:

Woman who woke up to a snake trying to eat her ‘reached inside’ it’s mouth ‘ to tear it’s bite free’

“In the moment it certainly had my heart racing, the combination of the surprise and the pain of being bitten in the dark was quite shocking, and I was perhaps acutely aware in that moment that I was otherwise alone in the room with my husband away at the time,”