Believe It Or Not - Ripley’s Buy 10 Bats From Trade

We all remember the amusing story of John Odom, the minor league pitcher who was traded to the Laredo Broncos for 10 baseball bats. So, how’s the batty baller doing?

Laredo Broncos mascot

Could be better. Odom made his debut for the Broncos back on May 31, but only lasted two innings, giving up a run on two hits & walking two others without striking out anyone in a 10-5 loss to Edinburg. Six days later, Odom lasted a little longer on the mound, going 4 innings and getting his first decision of the year. Unfortunately, that decision was a loss in a 20-5 rout at the hands of Amarillo.

And things aren’t much better for John on Laredo’s online roster, as his bio is completely blank. Seems like the Broncos aren’t expecting Odom to stick around. Maybe they’re hoping to swap him for a nice set of batting gloves.

As Odom tries to make a living in Laredo, what happened with the bats that he was bargained away for? Read more…

Blog-A-Roni: Boston Boy Baptized At Fenway Park

• Holy Sox! WITH LEATHER blesses us with virtuous video of a young Boston boy having his baptism at Fenway Park.

Fenway Park baptism

• The CANADIAN PRESS hurls up news that ex-Flames star Theo Fleury will be takeingsome swings for Calgary’s minor league baseball team. Maybe he can use one of the Vipers’ 10 new bats.

• CHICAGO BULL has its eye on Indianapolis, as they take in the sights, sounds & smells of the Speedway.

Mike Florio of PRO FOOTBALL TALK professes pride in his 11-year-old son for staring a rock band.

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Minor League Pitcher Traded For Ten New Bats

John Odom, who had spent three years at San Francisco’s Class-A affiliate, was traded to an independent minor league team on Tuesday…for new baseball bats.

baseball bats

No, not “bats in the lineup.” Ten actual baseball bats.

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