“Mud is a family business; it has been for more than half a century. For decades, baseball’s official rule book has required that every ball be rubbed before being used in a game. Bintliff’s mud is the only substance allowed.” SI: Mud Maker: The Man Behind MLB’s Essential Secret Sauce.

+ Gray Chapman in Vox: Wellness has come for your pets. “The $636 million pet supplement industry is fueled by the greatest suckers of all: millennial dog owners, like me.” (My two beagles have always seemed perfectly satisfied with their contact high.)

+ Simone Biles went full Simone Biles over the weekend.

+ The Atlantic: Twinfluencers are Taking Over the Internet. (At this point, I say let them them have it.)

+ As I mentioned above, I’ve been out with a pinched nerve in my neck following my ridiculous decision to do something outdoorsy. I’ll be out getting an MRI tomorrow. Delivery will slowly return to normal from Wednesday on.