1. The MLB celebrated Independence Day at ballparks all across the nation on Wednesday. There was undoubtably fireworks and patriotic presentations honoring our great country and our service men and women...but the uniforms were arguably the best thing of all.
Some players went the extra mile to show their patriotic spirit and we love it!
Kyle Schwarber, more patriotic than you. pic.twitter.com/p5y4UOJrhh— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 4, 2018
2. Japan was eliminated from the World Cup on Monday. The Japanese sports teams are known to be disciplined on the field, both in competition and practice, but that discipline extends beyond the lines.
Athletes and teams of all ages can take note of this lesson in sportsmanship and respect.
This is how Japan left the changing room after losing vs. Belgium. Spotless and with a ‘thank you’ note in Russian.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 3, 2018
Pure class. 👏 pic.twitter.com/CGj7a1iiXy
3. One young athlete from the midwest lives out his motto that you can do anything you put your mind to.
'The great thing about baseball is that anyone can play the game. It does not matter what your height, weight, race, social or economic status is; if you love the game and are willing to work at it, you belong in baseball.'
Carson Robinson was born with just one hand; with determination and love for the game, he's become an elite player with D1 potential. Carson plays for the Canes Midwest elite travel team, competing against some of the top players in the country with a batting average nearing .400.
4. Lebron James is headed to LA, leaving his hometown team for the second time in his career. While he's heading out in search of a new challenge, he still shows that home is where the heart is, "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home."
Will he bring a championship to LA? Only time will tell.
5. College baseball season has officially come to an end with the Oregon State Beavers bringing home the national title after winning the 2018 College World Series.
While the CWS is always exciting to watch, it takes it up a notch when you get to witness historic performances from players like Adley Rutscoochman.
It was a historic CWS for Adley Rutschman. He broke the CWS record for hits, finished tied for 2nd in RBI and recorded a .649 on-base percentage, the second-highest mark (min. 25 PA) by any player since aluminum bats were introduced in 1974 (Phil Nevin .667 OBP in 1992 CWS). pic.twitter.com/N8dQ0xFY9g— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 29, 2018