The obvious angle to take with the San Diego Padres pitching staff playing ultimate frisbee before tonight’s game against Indians is to condemn their fun. You know, baseball players randomly get hurt all the time (by stepping on sprinklers, by sneezing, by stepping on a cactus, etc.) so they shouldn’t needlessly increase their odds of a freak accident. Makes perfect sense.
Padres pitchers playing some Ultimate Frisbee pregame. Dudes. pic.twitter.com/luFuw7qT8o
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) July 6, 2017
However! The Padres are terribad and their pitching staff owns the fifth-worst team ERA in the MLB. It’s gotten so bad for these NL West bottom dwellers that shortstop Erick Aybar has pitched twice this season, much to everyone’s amusement:
Erick Aybar is pitching and it is nice pic.twitter.com/4DclezGNOP
— Dept. of Midwest Sports (@MidwestDept) April 19, 2017