For 22 days, Rich Hill existed as a Los Angeles Dodger in name only. He wore the uniform of the franchise but never graced the field. On two occasions, the team scheduled him to start a game only to scratch him due to a blister on his left hand. The only competitive outing he threw for the team was a simulated outing at dusk in the desert.
Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz shared several baseball stories with Lee Judge of the Judging the Royals blog during spring training. Here is one of them: When Kuntz was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, he went to grab a beach ball that fell on the field at old Comiskey Park. Even though he forgot to call timeout, it wound up being the right move. Video by John Sleezer, email@example.com
Rusty Kuntz on how retrieving a beach ball led to a great catch
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