2. Adam Jones hits a go-ahead HR in the ninth inning, Game 5 of the Japan Series
The former Oriole All-Star is playing with the Orix Buffaloes (Osaka), down 3–1 in the final Japan Series, and to stave off elimination — he stepped up and hit this, into the stands of the Tokyo Dome:
3. This is what Vladdy Guerrero Jr. has been up to lately
If Ohtani-mania wanes just a little, and his numbers dip just a little, here’s your A.L. MVP for the 2022 season.
4. Wil Myers is being sued by a country club in North Carolina
Now that’s an offseason headline.
The short version of the dispute: Myers and his wife joined a country club, paid part of the $80,000 membership fee, but not all, as they claim to have found it nearly impossible to get tee times, and so the club sued the Myers for the $64,000 they never received.
From The Charlotte Observer:
“The dispute is scheduled to go to trial in February — the second anniversary of Myers’ application for a Carmel membership and the point on the calendar when he’s normally packing for spring training.”
5. Updates from Dominican Winter League
Announced today, Mike Brosseau joins the Leones (now teammates with Albert Pujols and Aaron Hicks).
And here was Aaron Hicks yesterday, with his first hit in the league:
6. MLB players have been doing good Thanksgiving charity work
The Dodgers handing out turkeys at Dodger Stadium, and Aaron Judge hosting a charity fun run:
7. Scenes from Dustin May’s offseason rehab work
He missed the 2021 season, undergoing Tommy John surgery — but with all the free agents the Dodgers will probably be losing, they’ll need him back 100%.
8. News and updates from around the league
A quiet end to the week, with just a few happenings:
9. There’s now talk of a new Rays stadium in Tampa
The endless discussion continues on, with not much more to report but that the City of Tampa and the Rays are in talks about infrastructure spending, maybe meaning something could be done in tandem over the next decade.
From the Tampa Bay Times:
“We talk to people just like anybody,” Smith said, when asked if there had been any public input to the city’s requests either before or after they were vetted by the Rays. The team has been publicly identified as interested in a site around the old Kforce headquarters on Palm Avenue for an open-air, 27,000-seat stadium with an estimated price tag of $700 million. “I’m not going to go into detail about what was discussed.”
10. And lastly, Dodger Stadium becomes an ice rink tonight
The “Winter Wonderland” festival starts today, in sunny southern California, with the event running every night until the end of the year:
Can they rig up the old ski jump, too?