Darren Baker, the child batboy who nearly got crushed in the World Series, was drafted by the Nationals

The Washington Nationals used their 27th round pick in the MLB draft to pick Darren Baker, son of Nationals manager Dusty Baker and one-time very small, very cute batboy.

Darren became famous after he was saved by Giants first baseman J.T. Snow during the 2002 World Series. Darren, who was tasked with picking up bats larger than himself at the age of 3, almost got hit by a baserunner at home plate. Everyone was safe but the situation was a scary one:

And that was almost 15 years ago! Wanna feel even older? Darren just finished high school and had committed to play college baseball at the University of California before the draft.

This isn’t the first time a team has sold organic material to fans at a premium price. In 2014 Notre Dame decided to move from grass to turf and sold 2-foot-by-5-foot chunks of the field for $150 each. That grass didn’t commemorate a championship, but it’s still a big hunk of grass vs. a leaf like the Cubs are selling.

Fans are being allowed to purchase a maximum of 10 leaves from the Wrigley Field ivy, and have to pay a $15 shipping fee. If you’re the kind of person who would ever contemplate buying leaves of ivy for $200 here’s a few suggestions on better memorabilia you could get for the money.

Addison Russell came closest for the Cubs, with a defense-heavy 4.3 WAR last year, but the rest of the list is more amusing than amazing. Starlin Castro gave them four solid years, but before that was Ryan Theriot for two, a fluky .274 season from Neifi Perez, two from the OK-est shortstop from the last two decades, Ricky Gutierrez, and one from Jose Hernandez, a dinger-and-whiff oddball who was just a little ahead of his time.

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Devin Booker explodes for 70 points against Celtics, but Suns lose

Suns guard Devin Booker exploded for 70 points against the Celtics Friday night, making him only the sixth NBA player in history to achieve that feat.

He added eight rebounds, six assists and three steals, but Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys his efforts weren’t enough to lift the Suns to a win. The rest of the Suns players accounted for 50 points as the Celtics still earned a 130-120 victory.

The Knicks lost to the Heat, 105-88, on Wednesday, and are pretty much eliminated from playoff contention. With only seven games left in the regular season, Anthony will likely be benched more so younger players can get experience.

“I don’t think me going out there, trying to score 30 and 40 every night and playing that way, is going to help them out at this point,” Anthony said. “I think it’s more about getting that experience and letting them go out there and play through that right now. It’s challenging, but I think it’s for the greater good for Cheap Mountain Bike Jerseys everybody on this team.”

It’s the fourth season in a row the Knicks have missed the playoffs, which means they will likely have a top-10 draft pick this year.

Anthony’s future with the team remains uncertain even in the offseason, despite his no-trade clause. The team could want to deal him to make room for younger players with a smaller salary, giving the team more cap space.

“He’s smart,” one scouting director said. “He is a basketball junkie like his dad. He always seems to get that team to play to its strengths. You want to see more, where he goes from here. But I could imagine him coaching in the NBA someday.”