Wednesday’s Mashup: Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen enjoy beach day in Costa Rica

Lucy Burdge
July 17, 2019 - 7:34 am

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MLB: Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (NESN)


-- Tom Brady is definitely enjoying his offseason. 

Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, were spotted on vacation in Costa Rica recently packing on the PDA while on the beach. 

Meanwhile, some imagined what Brady would look like in 30 years using the FaceApp aging filter. 

-- Ushering in the era of robot umpires, the Atlantic league recently started using an automated strike zone and a coach has already been ejected for arguing with it. 

The league began testing the new “Trackman” system to call balls and strikes and try to avoid human error and former MLB star and pitching coach of the High Point Rockers, Frank Viola, got tossed for arguing with Trackman the very first night it was put into place. 

Viola tweeted about the incident shortly after. 

“1st time use of trackman with @RockersBaseball at York tonight.  Got myself tossed in the 1st.  Problem was was it trackman, or was it human strike zone?!  That was problem. Who or what was in charge?? Major problem.  Let each team know at all times what’s going on…,” Viola wrote.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s not easy to watch what is going on. I am disappointed, mad. Sometimes I wonder like where are we going? I got my kids who I am not planning on moving from there, but you see what is going on and you’re like, ‘What is going to happen?’ At the same time, we’ve been through this before as a country. The only thing I can tell the people back home and the people who live in the states is to stay together.” -- Alex Cora, on the situation in Puerto Rico