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Snake Bytes 7/16: The Game is Shaping Up

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A few weeks ago I did not believe baseball would make it this far

Diamondbacks News:

Seth Beer exits intra-squad game after taking a ball to the face

‘Following the game, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said Beer suffered a facial contusion, but did not have a concussion.’

Rotation lining up for opening week

Although, “Nothing has been handed out,” Lovullo said. “We haven’t anointed anybody (a) certain spot on this team.”

...the article goes on to give an update on Walker (groin). “I heard it’s not a common injury in baseball, but NFL guys, when they see it, they’re usually back on the field the following Sunday,” Walker said. “Optimistic (that) over the last two or three days it’s gotten noticeably less sore, so trending in the right direction and feeling pretty good about (it).”

‘Walker said he first felt something in his groin while making a full-extension dive of a Carson Kelly line drive on Sunday. An MRI on Monday showed a Grade 1 strain, Walker said.’

Super fan Susan will be missed this season

“A million infinite universes, by the way,” says a chuckling Torey Lovullo, the Diamondbacks manager. “It’s not just a million.”

Notably, it is never “worst in a million infinite universes.” Susan is pro-Diamondbacks but not vocally against whichever team is in the visiting dugout. “It seems like so many of (fans) are as intent on getting under the skin of the opposing players as they are cheering for their own players,” says former Diamondbacks general manager Joe Garagiola Jr. “She has, to the best of my knowledge — and I feel pretty confident in saying this — never, ever done that.” Nor is she selective with the love she showers upon her team. She cheers after performances great and horrible.

Diamondbacks see robust audience for intra-squad game

“These numbers are a great indication of the viewing audience that will follow during the 60-game regular season and hopefully beyond,” said Derrick Hall, Diamondbacks president and chief executive.

Yoan Lopez impressing in camp

“His slider has been the talk,” Herges said. “It’s definitely been the talk. Hitters come back and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen that.’ Even catchers catching him, like, ‘OK, that’s different.’

Baseball News:

The shorter baseball season favors teams with collegial clubhouses

If Harper and Papelbon are on your team this season, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Latest on Mets bidding

Millionaires are mingling with billionaires or are forming billion dollar groups to out bid one another in hopes of owning the lucrative NY Mets baseball franchise. Personally, I would love to see Jenny from tha Block and her man Alex Rrrrrrodriguez end up winning this bidding war.

Dr. Fauci can see fans attending some games ion 2020

“Sometimes when you project, people take it out of context,’’ Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with MASN. “But if a level of infection in a city is really low, then you can have people in the stands. You can’t fill it up 100 percent. You can do it where you can space out the fans. It’s at least open for consideration.”

Ahmed willing....

Red Sox and Godley are close to an agreement

‘Effectiveness aside, Godley would give the Red Sox a desperately-needed warm body in their rotation.

Boston’s lack of pitching depth was reinforced Wednesday morning as the team placed projected Opening Day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, potential starter Darwinzon Hernandez and reliever Josh Taylor on the injured list. All three pitchers recently tested positive for COVID-19.’

Off topic Snake Byte:

Woman finds dozens of snake in wall after apartment renovations

“We noticed the smell was really bad and that’s when we started seeing the snakes,” Moore told the station.

“To me, snake is Satan and I don’t deal with him,” she added.

LMFAO! Ahmed be with you, lady.