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Snake Bytes 7/26: When in Wrigley

Offense barely made a sound, while Caleb Smith loses it in the 1st

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

Cubs 5, D-backs 1

From the Justin: Part of the reason I wanted to do this game was to see if there were any trades. Maybe talk about the new guy or lament that EE has been mysteriously scratched from today’s contest (He hasn’t been, just an example), etc. So far there hasn’t been anyone traded, but still a few days to go before the trade deadline.

Smith gives up 3 dongs in loss to Cubs

From the blurb: The home run ball proved to be Caleb Smith’s undoing as the Cubs tagged the left-hander for three of them to beat the D-backs, 5-1,

Baseball News:

Technology could end sign stealing in baseball

From the article: The device, developed by a company called PitchCom and tested at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is programmed for signals in English and Spanish. Clubs can add languages on their own, such as Japanese and Korean. MLB hopes the devices will cut down on time spent by pitchers stepping off the rubber and changing signals.

Padres acquire All-Star 2nd baseman Adam Frazier from Pirates

From the article: Frazier, 29, who leads baseball in hits this year, is not a free agent until after the 2022 season.

In exchange, the Pirates are acquiring right-hander Michell Miliano, shortstop Tucupita Marcano and outfielder Jake Suwinski, a source told ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel.

Edwin Jackson is still on the move

From the article: When people meet Jackson, they frequently have the same question:

Can you name all of the teams you played for in order?

“I can, but it won’t be quick,” Jackson, the 17-year M.L.B. veteran who played for a record 14 clubs, warned before listing nearly half of the league’s teams. “L.A., Detroit — I mean Tampa Bay!”

Snek Byte:

A man once spent 72 hours trapped with deadly snakes to prove they are friendly

From the article: A fear of snakes, or Ophidiophobia, is the second most common phobia in the world. In some cases, this fear is anything but irrational

“I will now be able to set up a trust-run snakes park and a research centre with the initial funds from the proceeds of the feat,” said Khaire after his feat, according to India Today.