When Travis Hunter visited Jackson State this fall, it was viewed as a nice story for Deion Sanders, HBCU football and the future of college football recruiting. Later that evening, a source spoke to Sports Illustrated and said the potential flip of the nation's top football recruit to the FCS program was a legitimate possibility.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to another Thursday edition of Alabama Morning Drive. Each weekday morning we try to bring you the latest news and notes involving the Alabama Crimson Tide to make sure you start your day off right. With the first round of the 2022 NFL draft premiering tonight, we will keep most of our focus there, and which former members of the Crimson Tide could hear their names called. After all, nobody has sent more players to the NFL over the last decade than Nick Saban. So sit back and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and take in today’s version of Alabama Morning Drive.
It’s not every day you see your average professional sports coach with an elaborate, very-visible tattoo on the top of their left hand. Gabe Kapler, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, isn’t your ordinary coach, though.
It may not have been how she planned it, but Alyssa Nakken made MLB history on Tuesday night. Nakken became the first woman in league history to coach on the field in a regular-season game. The San Francisco Giants assistant replaced Antoan Richardson at first base in the third inning after he was ejected during their game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park.
Well, Strickland gave up another homer in the ninth. Wait, that was the Mariners game, still felt the same. This will be a long season for the Giants. BTW, didn't Belt hit something like .400 during spring training.
Ever wanted to listen to early baseball radio broadcasts? Now you can. Enjoy the Giants and Yankees facing off in the world series in 1936, and many more. Hat tip to Fangraphs for pointing me to this: https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/radio-days-a-treasure-trove-of-old-time-baseball/
On his original Instagram post, Johnny said "if you guys like these you may be real happy soon." GIVE US ALL JOHNNY CUETO WEARING A JOHNNY CUETO CAP CAPS.
Does this mean Belt is officially the Ringo? Also, how is it that Craw even makes that haircut look good?
As you know, Brandon Belt complained to the press about balls and strikes. That's not something MLB wants players doing, because it undermines the sanctity of umpiredom. It's rare when we're privy to the particulars of a private conversation between the league and one of the players, but as always, when it involves Brandon Belt, convention flies right out the window. Truly remarkable audio here.