The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 2

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 2

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 2

A pretty interesting and fun week in Major League Baseball, right? There’s a new team that has taken over the top spot in the American League. Instead of the Rays, who have been the team of the first half or the first two-thirds of the season in the American League, the Baltimore Orioles have stayed consistent over the past year. They have finally taken over as the best team in the American League East and the best team in the American League as a whole. They just took three of four against Tampa Bay, which is a tough place to play when they’re doing well. Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson are leading this young Orioles team, and it’s very fun to watch. They also have Jordan Westburg and a lot of young stars making significant contributions.

Let’s talk about Ryan O’Hearn for a second. His batting average is over .300, and on July 27th, he’s arguably the Orioles’ most clutch hitter. It’s pretty ridiculous, and he’s been having a great season. The Orioles have a bunch of other players contending as well, like Jorge Mateo, Anthony Santander, and Ryan Mountcastle. This Orioles team is fun to watch, and they’ve already made significant moves in the American League by jumping over the Rays.

Moving on to something else I wanted to mention. I’m wearing my A’s shirt today, the “Sell the Team” shirt that I received. It’s a bit big on me because I got a double XL, but I’ve been trying to shrink it down by washing and drying it on high heat. This shirt is from the original reverse boycott game on June 13th in Oakland, and it was a ridiculous atmosphere with fans chanting “Sell the team” and “Stay in Oakland.”

The A’s scheduled their third fan-organized boycott, this time called the “Unite the Bay Boycott” because they were playing in San Francisco against the Giants. They called for Giants fans to unite with them to keep the A’s in Oakland. This was the third fan-organized protest of the season, with the first one being the reverse boycott on June 13th, and the second one happening during the All-Star Game. A’s and Giants fans are coming together to protest and show their support for their respective teams.

The Giants starter, Alex Cobb, couldn’t hear his pitch comm during the fifth inning when the “Sell the Team” chants came in. It was so loud that it affected the game, which shows the impact of these protests.

Now, let’s move on to our Outfield play of the week. This week, we’re featuring another center fielder, Riley Green from the Detroit Tigers. He made an incredible play in left-center field when Jake Cronenworth hit a ball that seemed like it would be an easy catch. However, the ball sliced away from Riley Green, and he had to make a last-second dive, making an awkward, but amazing, catch. It’s a fantastic play by Riley Green in center field.

That’s the recap for this week in Major League Baseball!

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