Here’s why Albuquerque Isotopes manager Glenallen Hill took his team photo with a tarantula

Allen’s pose was made into a baseball card, which made the rounds on the internet this week.

Glenallen Hill, pictured here when he was the Rockies first base coach, is not afraid of spiders. He can prove it. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
Glenallen Hill, pictured here when he was the Rockies first base coach, is not afraid of spiders. He can prove it. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

Glenallen Hill developed what he felt was an inaccurate reputation as an arachnophobe over the course of his professional baseball career.

Yeah, there was that one incident in 1989 when Hill was a rookie with the Toronto Blue Jays and had a nightmare about a spider, knocked over a table and suffered various lacerations. But the man whose teammates nicknamed him “Spiderman” never agreed with the characterization that he had an abnormal fear of the eight-legged creatures.


Trevor Story is back with the Rockies after recovering from shoulder strain

Story went 3-for-11 with a home run in his rehab assignment with the Isotopes.

Trevor Story is back.

The 24-year-old shortstop, who missed 12 games with a strained left shoulder, was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.