Alex Cobb does his good deed for the day

Tampa Bay Ray’s pitcher, Alex Cobb saw a stray dog outside the Rays’ spring training facility in Port Charlotte, FL. Instead of ignoring the pooch and going about his business, he spend 20 minutes following it through neighborhoods until the pup let him pick him up. Now Alex wants to know if he has your dog so he can return it. Best catch of the new season, Alex!

What can be done to protect pitchers

After watching Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb being struck in the head by a line drive, there are renewed calls for changes to be made to improve pitchers’ safety. Perhaps a helmet, similar to those worn by batters would have made a difference in this case. But is there anything that can be done to completely protect players standing less than 60 feet away from a batted ball coming at over 100 miles per hour?