BASEBALL’S A THINKER’S GAME AND HERE’S AN INTERESTING BASEBALL FACT FOR YOU. . .There is a rule in baseball that before every game, an umpire should remove the shine from the new baseballs by rubbing them with mud from a creek in Burlington County, New Jersey.
“He has pretty good stuff,” said Molina, who faced Thompson twice. “His fastball moves a lot. He’s got a good curveball, good changeup. Overall, he can move the ball around, and he’s a good pitcher.
“What I see is he likes to learn, especially when you have a group of guys here that want to learn. This guy is absorbing everything and catching everything. He wants to be better and better, and that’s why this kid is trying to get better, and today he was pitching the ball good.”