BALTIMORE– Arts and crafts time is expanding for the Cleveland Indians.
Last week, pitcher Carlos Carrasco kept busy in the dugout by creating a miniature Jose Ramirez. He drew on a baseball to create the likeness of the Tribe third baseman, who is currently in second place in All-Star voting.
Now, there’s a little Carrasco. A ball sporting Cookie’s facial hair debuted during the Tribe’s game in Baltimore on Wednesday.
It must have brought the pitcher good luck. Cookie struck out 10 in the 5-1 win over the Orioles. Ramirez is also benefiting from having a mini. He’s hitting .548 during his nine-game hit streak.
Next up to get a mini? Cleveland ace Corey Kluber.