One cannot help but find delight at some of the sidelights that come out of baseball.
This corner found the irony surrounding one of Kenny Baugh's Atlantic League performances worth sharing.
Baugh played his final home game for Southern Maryland on a day when the Blue Crabs wore retro uniforms as part of a promotion in which the jerseys were auctioned to assist Hospice of Charles County. These uniforms were patterned after those love 'em or hate 'em rainbow colored togs the Astros wore years back.
Baugh tossed six solid innings to defeat Lancaster, PA that game, made one more winning start on the road to run his record to 6-3, 4.52, then his contract was sold. You guessed it, he went to Houston, which also happens to be his hometown. He had been a collegiate star at Rice in the same city.
The only disappointing post script for the 30-year-old is that his first two appearances for Class AA Corpus Christi, TX have been difficult, resulting in a loss and nine earned runs in a mere 10.1 innings.
TWINS LIVEN FRONTIER LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME
Fort Walton Beach, FL twins Jason and Josh Lowey have one more experience to share the rest of their lives. The River City (O'Fallon, MO) pitchers were selected to play in the Frontier League All-Star Game, the first this had happened in the 17-year-old circuit.
Closer Jason (0-0, 12 saves, 4.50) and starter-reliever Josh (3-0, 3 saves, 2.03) won't be ragging on each other, though, since both hurled a scoreless inning