Fletcher described his life during quarantine, spending a lot of time with his wife and dog at home, and finding time to work out while at home. Fletcher’s favorite baseball movie is Bull Durham, and mentioned Tommy La Stella, Andrelton Simmons and Shohei Ohtani among his best friend on the Angels.
But the highlight began at just before the six-minute mark.
Annabelle asked Fletcher a question from his Wikipedia page, and if he got it right, she would take a pie to the face. But if Fletcher got it wrong, he’d get a pie to the face.
She asked what was his batting average as a senior at Cypress High School, and gave him four options. He answered .422. The answer is .437, and Fletcher was a man of his word.
His wife made the delivery, with a plate full of whip cream:
Didnt expect my interview to end with a pie to the face— David Fletcher (@d22fletcher) April 27, 2020
Fabian Ardaya at The Athletic used Baseball-Reference’s “chain of teammates” tool to connect Eli Grba, who started the first game in Angels franchise history in 1961, to current Halo stars Shohei Ohtani and Albert Pujols.
MLB.com beat writers picked the best hit tools for each team in the AL West. Unsurprisingly, Mike Trout was the Angels selection. From Rhett Bollinger: “New Halos addition Anthony Rendon also has a solid case and hit .319 last year with the Nationals, but it’s tough to top Trout, who is almost universally regarded as the best player in the game. With his tools, Trout can do just about anything, but his consistency at the plate is remarkable.”
Ty Buttrey caught up with Carrlyn Bathe at Fox Sports West