Blake Snell practiced being a reporter by conducting an interview and grabbing a camera
When an ensemble plays a jazz standard, it is not so much an effort to cover a classic tune as a canvas upon which those particular musicians can paint their own improvisational interpretations.
The mid-inning dugout interview, then, is the baseball prank version of "The Girl from Ipanema." There are all sorts of variations on the prank -- from throwing sunflower seeds at the interviewed player to photobombing the interview. During Sunday's game against the Twins, Rays pitcher
As it turned out, that wasn't the end of Snell's day of playing a journalist. Later in the game, he grabbed a camera to take some pictures of the action:
Even though he is only 25 years old, Snell clearly feels it is never too early to think about what a post-playing career might look like. If Sunday was any indication, he'll find his way into a broadcast booth whether he's invited or not.