The Players Union is not going to like this, it’s really going to bring down the price of free agents this offseason:
I assume the Padres are currently firing a greivance with the league as we speak.
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Two weeks ago, Jeremy Guthrie needed a throwing partner. Like any sane person in the 21st century, he turned to Twitter to do it. Naturally, one person who happened to respond and was in the area, baseball glove on his person, was Woody Roseland. Who just so happened to have received a clean bill of health from his doctor after a two and a half year battle with cancer. Yes, this actually happened. Some people weren’t so sure because it sounds so far-fetched and too picture perfect. But it did.
From Rick Reilly:
“Guthrie tosses Woody a little batting practice. (“I pitched bad, he hit bad,” Guthrie says.) Then a visit to the mound, then the video room to analyze how Guthrie was going to get San Francisco Giants hitters out the next night (not well — he was knocked out in the fourth inning) and then more laughing and talking in the Rockies’ locker room.”
Sometimes good things happen to good people. And while Woody Roseland had a dream experience of playing Major Leaguer for a day, it’s merely a cherry on top of walking away from the experience cancer free. There aren’t many true wins in the real world and this is one of them. Click through for the whole shebang.