Attendance at the minicamps being held by most of the teams in the league this week is mandatory for players under contract, but the on-field work isn’t too different from voluntary OTAs.
Shepley was drafted fifth overall in the Canadian Football League draft by Saskatchewan, but his dream is to play in the NFL. He signed with the Jets after the draft because he felt this was his best opportunity to make a roster after the Jets did not draft any linemen.
The 23-year-old hopes to have a long career in football. But when it ends, he now has a fallback career in acting.
It was certainly really cool, Shepley said. I can’t imagine being a full-time actor and being a full-time football player. The days I was there, even as an extra, I was there from 7 a.m. to midnight. Where am I going to work out? I’d have no time to train. It’s definitely something I’d like to pursue after football, whenever that may be.
Like when the United States government laughed at Doctor Evil for requesting $1 million, Nick Hardwick took to Twitter to expose his inexperienced blackmailer for asking for pocket change.
Wacha threw 111 pitches and struck out eight batters in his eight plus innings on the mound. He walked just two hitters in St. Louis’ 5-0 win.
Wacha set the Pirates down in order through the first four innings but he faced trouble in the fifth. He walked Francisco Cervelli with one out in the frame and followed with another free pass to Gregory Polanco two batters later. But, Wacha induced a groundout from Sean Rodriguez to end the threat.
Athletics starter Sean Manaea threw the first no-hitter of the season against the Red Sox in mid-April while Mariners pitcher James Paxton did not allow a hit to the Blue Jays in early May.
Dodgers starter Walker Buehler and three relievers also combined for a no-hitter against the Padres May 4.
You don’t know me personally and nobody hired me to look into you. Nor did I go out looking to burn you, the letter reads. It is just your bad luck that I stumbled across your misadventures while working a job around San Diego. I then put in more time than I probably should have looking into your life. Frankly, I am ready to forget all about you and let you get on with your life.