The 2017 MLB Draft concludes on Wednesday with the busiest day of the three-day affair. Rounds 11-40 will get completed on the final day of the draft, with picks coming fast and furious all day.
There is no television coverage, but the draft can be followed online through MLB.com, with occasional analysis mixed in with the 900 picks.
As you can imagine, this video spread quickly and when the Boston Red Sox got wind that all he wanted to do after getting out of the hospital was to go to a baseball field, the organization didn’t hesitate to reach out to the family and make a little boy’s day.
There is no doubt Ari absolutely love sports. His YouTube channel is filled with them — from playing hockey in the middle of the hospital just before his transplant to him tearing up some MLB: The Show while in intensive care.
To a lot of us, sports are just something entertaining and fun and something that doesn’t have a real impact on our day-to-day lives. For others like Ari, sports are what get you through some of the hardest times you will ever face.
The Padres’ shortstop solutions: Khalil Greene and Everth Cabrera in the boom years, and you don’t want to know in the lean years.
You might be tempted to call this the Curse of Ozzie Smith, and that’s okay. Run with that temptation. But don’t forget that Roberto Alomar probably could have handled shortstop for a couple decades, too. That’s also valid.
But there’s nothing that says he ever has to hit, either. He got just a couple dozen at-bats above Double-A, so this might be his offensive ceiling. I would almost believe that if he weren’t 23.