Brandon McCarthy has an unusual suggestion for a last-minute summer job
Behind their steady superstar and NL MVP candidate Freddie Freeman, the Braves have been in the thick of the NL East race all season long, and currently find themselves in first place. But it hasn't just been Freeman leading the charge -- Atlanta has also gotten significant contributions from several exciting rookies, most notably Ronald Acuna Jr. But these aren't just any rookies -- these are rookies who aren't old enough to drink yet.
Five players have debuted in the big leagues this year before turning 21. Four of them have been Braves, with the most recent one being 20-year-old Bryse Wilson, who made his MLB debut on Monday against Pittsburgh.
Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy realized that playing for his team may be an exciting opportunity for other young adults looking for work:
are you under 21 and looking to make some last minute summer cash? Try out for the @Braves- Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) August 20, 2018
Here are some other highlights from baseballers on social media over the last week ...
Starlin Castro was excited for his son's first day of school. Can you tell they are related?
Blue Jays rookie Danny Jansen and Orioles outfielder Adam Jones were reunited 14 years after Jansen's family hosted Jones when he was a Minor Leaguer with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
14 years and you still look the same 😂😂- Danny Jansen (@D_Jansen31) August 21, 2018
Two years ago, Rays Minor League catcher Chris Betts was teammates with Blake Butera with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League. This past offseason, the Rays hired Butera to manage the Renegades as the youngest manager in the entire Minor Leagues. Now their relationship is a bit different:
Blake was my roommate and went from getting mad at me for not doing dishes in our apartment when I was 18 to now being my manager and getting mad at me for not wearing a collard shirt to the field,baseball is wild man😏 pic.twitter.com/AI9mMVJdgE- Chris Betts (@ChrisBetts26) August 17, 2018
Angels outfield prospect Michael Hermosillo has been on the DL for a few weeks, and he seems to really miss baseball:
DL in a picture pic.twitter.com/dP04uDKvw2- Michael Hermosillo (@mhermosillo10) August 20, 2018
Jose De Leon reminded us that Carlos Gomez will never hesitate to mix things up in the clubhouse:
Royals outfielder Brett Phillips started some beef with Raymond, the Rays' mascot:
Here's a message to @RaysRaymond and all his mascot buddies out there besides my boy @Sluggerrr I'm used to extinguishing critters off the playing field. So you better check yourself before you wreck yourself! 😂 https://t.co/3Q8eyR6MV8- Maverick Phillips (@Brett_Phillips8) August 22, 2018
Royals Minor League pitchers Trevor Oaks and Eric Skoglund had some unfortunate bus luck on a recent Minor League trip:
Uber driver: "how's your season going?"- Eric Skoglund (@LBsTheZone) August 17, 2018
Me: "about as good as that bus"