Or, to mutilate a famous Satchel Paige aphorism: Don’t look up, something might be falling on you.

Is this a still photograph, or a visual metaphor of what the summer has in store for the Team of 10,000 losses?

Ah, the tools of ignorance.

What’s up, Carlos?

Hint: It’s not your batting average!

Is it a battery? A beer bottle? A bowling ball?

No! It’s a – gasp – baseball! Falling from above!

Somewhere, Gabby Street is ducking is head in shame. 

Carlos Ruiz is here on earth, going 1-for-4 on a Sunday afternoon in July and hiking his average to .204.

And fearing, justly, the indifferent cruelty of the heavens.


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