You didn’t really miss us in the media this year – the reporters and camera crews, banned from the clubhouse during the pandemic, who always manage to turn 32 flavorful quotes into a big scoop of vanilla.

Instead, fans had to lean on the players to offer their own behind-the-scenes content and tell their own stories.

And with players directly connecting with the fans like never before, they sure provided the entertainment – without the need for a paywall.

There was Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson homering off Cincinnati Reds ace Trevor Bauer a week ago, and no pen or paper was needed to hear Anderson yell into the microphone attached to his jersey:

“Make sure you tell him to put that on his YouTube channel too. Vlog about that.’’

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