Mariners prospect Josh Stowers had an unexpected encounter with amateur wrestling on a road trip
The journey to the big leagues can take players to some strange places. In the case of Mariners No. 7 prospect and 2018 second-round pick Josh Stowers, that journey began with the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League. In a recent road trip to Boise, Stowers realized his team was sharing a hotel with another sport: amateur wrestling.
This has to be the most minor league baseball thing I've ever seen. An amateur wrestling match going on in our hotel outside of my room 😂😂😂😂🤦🤦 pic.twitter.com/ihuDvmdUGt- Josh Stowers (@joshstowers7) July 21, 2018
You never know what you'll see on the road.
Here are some other highlights from baseballers on social media over the last week ...
Chase Utley returned to Philadelphia for perhaps the final time in his career after announcing he would be retiring at the end of the season. His teammate Kenley Jansen wanted to make sure everything was perfect for his Philly homecoming:
The baseball world did its best to stay awake as the Dodgers and Phillies battled it out past midnight for 16 innings. Everyone was watching, including Indians Minor Leaguer Ernie Clement:
12:05 game tomorrow but YOLO- Ernie Clement (@Ernieclem) July 25, 2018
The Pirates had an exciting 11-game winning streak, and right-hander Trevor Williams was a big part of that, throwing a rain-shortened shutout against Cleveland for win No. 10. His teammate Steven Brault loved what he saw:
But Williams has also been focused on another key issue: which starter Pokemon is the best? Don't even think about Bulbasaur:
bUt BuLbAsAuR iS tHe BeSt sTaRtEr BeCuZ - pic.twitter.com/2G2GfmiNX4- Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) July 24, 2018
Twins Minor Leaguer Kennys Vargas took us all the way back to 2010, when he and teammate Eddie Rosario were just teenagers:
Packing is an art -- especially when the airline has a weight limit for your luggage. Cubs Minor League left-hander Justin Steele acknowledged this reality:
I need to buy a lottery ticket. Just checked two bags; one weighed 49 lbs and other weighed 45 lbs. didn't cheat either and weigh them before hand. I like to live life on the edge- Justin Steele (@J_Steele21) July 26, 2018
The A's No. 1 prospect Jesus Luzardo reportedly debuted a new pitch this week -- one with a better name than perhaps any pitch in history:
Jesus Luzardo is showing a new pitch tonight that his teammates say he calls the "turkey sub."- Brice Paterik (@80GradeWhitt) July 26, 2018
It's basically a 62-64 mph eephus and he's gotten two pop outs on it tonight. Used it right after 95 mph fastballs both times pretty effectively.
No one calls home about a turkey sub but it gets the job done- Brian Howard (@brianhoward44) July 26, 2018
Logan Allen (@SD_Southpaw) July 26, 2018