Something odd is happening in baseball this year

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As we await an answer on when a season might begin, a number of Indians players — including Carlos Santana, Shane Bieber, Roberto Perez, Logan Allen, Greg Allen and Daniel Johnson — as well as manager Terry Francona, have returned to Cleveland, just waiting for the green light.
Like many Clevelanders, they're waiting for a stop sign to turn green.

In other news:

https://www.cleveland19.com/2020/06/17/ ... shoreline/

Midges begin invasion on northern Ohio, seen on weather radar along Lake Erie shoreline

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Sounds more annoying than anything. One thing about living in California, particularly in a large city, are virtual lack of insects. So I've learned something, thanks Pyrrho.
A healthy population of midges means plenty of food for the animals that depend on insects as food.
Maybe we can have nice things?

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In Cleveland?

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Grammatron wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:58 am
Sounds more annoying than anything. One thing about living in California, particularly in a large city, are virtual lack of insects. So I've learned something, thanks Pyrrho.
A healthy population of midges means plenty of food for the animals that depend on insects as food.
Maybe we can have nice things?
Midges are the closest things the Indians have to a "ringer". Videos at the link.

https://www.mlb.com/news/bug-game-forev ... c257346172
It was the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALDS, and the then-rookie Chamberlain was on the mound trying to protect New York's 1-0 lead and even the best-of-five set. But a swarm of midges had descended upon the ballpark, then known as Jacobs Field. Chamberlain, with no "Sultan of Swat" to protect him, got pretty bugged out. He walked Grady Sizemore, threw a wild pitch and eventually -- after a mid-inning pause as the Yankees' team trainer sprayed Chamberlain with insect repellent -- threw another wild pitch to let the tying run home.
The Indians went on to win, 2-1, on Travis Hafner's walk-off single in the 11th inning, en route to a four-game win in the series.
Gnat's all, folks.
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Of course when the midges landed on Josh Beckett, they died.







Too soon?

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