Christian Yelich appreciates Baker Mayfield’s ‘NL MVP’ shoutout

Christian Yelich appreciates Baker Mayfield’s ‘NL MVP’ shoutout

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After Baker Mayfield’s starring position in ending the Cleveland Browns’ 19-game winless streak Thursday evening, he selected to finish his postgame information convention with a baseball shoutout.

“Christian Yelich for NL MVP,” Mayfield mentioned.

Earlier than the sport, Mayfield confirmed as much as FirstEnergy Stadium carrying Yelich’s Milwaukee Brewers jersey. The 2 turned pals whereas understanding on the identical facility final winter.

Yelich, who’s hitting .320 with 31 residence runs and 93 RBIs because the Brewers chase a playoff spot, advised reporters Friday that Mayfield’s postgame gesture was “a cool second and far appreciated” and defined how the highest decide within the NFL draft got here to amass his autographed jersey.

“He got here in sooner or later carrying it,” Yelich mentioned. “He requested me if I might signal it for him. Clearly, I did, and he ended up carrying it to the sport. You do not actually assume it was going to go down the way it went down [Thursday], so it was a extremely cool second for him getting that win for the Browns and town of Cleveland.”

Yelich did not put on a Mayfield jersey to the ballpark earlier than Friday’s Eight-Three victory over the Pirates, however he mentioned, “I’ve one hanging in my locker in Milwaukee. I ought to have packed it. Dangerous timing on my half.”

Yelich mentioned the Brewers have been rooting for the Browns as they watched the Thursday evening recreation in Pittsburgh.

“They performed an incredible recreation yesterday, so it was enjoyable to look at,” Yelich mentioned. “We had quite a lot of guys within the clubhouse rooting for the Browns yesterday. Clearly, it is a huge victory for the Browns and town of Cleveland. It was enjoyable to look at.”

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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