1.) The Chicago Cubs acquire LHP Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox on Thursday (yesterday) for OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Dylan Cease and INFs Matt Rose and Bryant Flete.
2.) “Jesse Gordo Ramirez hands down the one of the best or thee best running back from schurr. Transferred in his junior year from the promise breaking Bishop Amat. Gordo was not the fastest but he had great vision and knew how to use his lineman to get open and into the end zone.”—MVS commenter “Seen it with my own eyes”
3.) On this date in 1995 the Dodgers’ Ramon Martinez no hits the Florida Marlins 7-0.
4.) Lonzo Ball
5.) This comment was posted by “Falcon” on this date in 2014: “I had the pleasure of living two doors down from Giancarlo Stanton and watch him grow up so I would like to share a good story.
While he was playing Little League baseball no one would pitch to him so one day he showed up to a game with a wooden bat and holding it in one hand, showed it to the pitcher and said, ” give me something to hit” and proceeded to crush the ball out of the park. If you show up to Verdugo Hills HS you can still see the fence shaking from one of his blasts as an underclassmen.”
6.) Glendale football legend Pathon Rucker turns 44 today.
7.) In new 3-4 defensive alignment the Los Angeles Rams projected starting linebackers are:
OLB: Connor Barwin, ILB Mark Barron, ILB Alec Ogletree, OLB Robert Quinn.
8.) “I wouldn’t start bronzing his likeness just yet. Get him off the glorified YMCA court & into Staples… then we will know.”—Jim Singiser on Lonzo Ball.
9.) “Just went to Mini-Bat Day at the Ballpark. I think of Mini-Bat Day as Road Rage Resolution Tool Day.”—Dennis Miller
10.) South El Monte at Alhambra (Moor Field) on Friday, August 25.