Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, June 11, 2019 -- "Who Says No?"

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"Unfortunately for Trout, it was enough to contribute to a win that pushed the Angels to just 32-35. They’re 13 games behind the Astros in the AL West, four games behind the Rangers and three other teams for the second wild-card slot. Trout hasn’t played in a postseason game since 2014; Bellinger, about four years his junior, has played in 31 since then. Trout has never played in a World Series game; Bellinger has played in the last 12 and is the favorite to extend that streak. Watching the two of them last night sharing a field, one maybe the greatest player ever, one matching him shot for shot for two months at 23 years old, I wondered what it would look like for them to change places."

"Cody Bellinger for Mike Trout. Who says no?"