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Outside The Confines: Insert Slam Diego pun here

The best revenge for an “unwritten rules” violation is lots and lots of grand slams.

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Since we faced some rather heavy topics of discussion in last week’s various links posts, I thought we’d start off Monday nice and light, because by Wednesday or Friday I’m sure we’ll have something new and excited to get riled up about.

Baseball was fun this weekend! The Indians debuted a hot new pitcher, Twitter debated the merits of who was better: Ken Griffey Jr. or Mike Trout (feel free to weigh in below), and the San Diego Padres somehow, inexplicably, kept hitting grand slams.

Five of them in six days. And amid all those slams, the man who started them all managed a truly unique feat. Fernando Tatís Jr. completed a grand slam cycle. He hit one, was on first for one, on second for another, and on third for yet one more.

Baseball is wonderful.

Our first stories today dive further into topics from last week, and then we just jump into some fun stuff.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.