Miguel Montero of the Diamondbacks was 0-for-2 with a walk going into the 7th inning against the New York Mets Sunday night in Arizona. Obviously, the problem was his bat. So Montero tasted his bat by licking it. Apparently, something wasn’t quite right because Montero then asked for another bat. Cody Ross handed Montero a new bat. Montero started tonguing the new bat and decided it was just right. Montero proceeded to ground out to 2nd and finish the game 0-for-5.
Less than ideal timing.
Less than an hour before first pitch.
He’s listed at -500 at one Sportsbook.
Paying Justin Houston does seem like a reasonable alternative to drone strikes.
Rare, but available online if you want a trading card.