COVID-19 Sports Update: Dr. Fauci Reportedly “Sees Promise” in MLB’s Plan, NBA Seeking Rapid Testing
The latest from a couple sports of note.
Hey, this is a nice diversion – Cubs prospect bits to get into.
Enjoying some El Mago, great interview with a minor league speed guy, and much more.
MLB’s Arizona Plan Includes a May Return, 7-Inning Doubleheaders, Mic’d Up Players, Robo-Umps, More (UPDATE)
To say this would look extremely unfamiliar is an understatement.
It still seems like this kind of plan is a long way from being likely, but I cannot dismiss it entirely as impossible. At least not yet.
That was a crazy inning. And dubious.
Updates from around the sporting world, including the KBO, where baseball is still scheduled to begin this month.
The Cubs would be hurt more than, for example, the Cardinals.
The more we can do this together, the better chance we have at seeing baseball sometime this year.
It will be a great thing for our national recovery and safety, but will also help make sports possible.
Who Was Your Favorite Recent NON-Champion Cub? Also: Bryants Compete, Guessing Pitches, and Other Cubs Bullets
In the last decade, who is your favorite Chicago Cubs player that DID NOT win the 2016 title?
Leadoff man Kris Bryant hit a grand slam late to win the game.
The best baseball movie ever?
Does the President’s espoused timeline for sports and fans actually fit with what MLB might be hoping to do?
President Trump believes the NFL should start on time, and also considers tax deductions to incentivize fans returning.
I have absolutely no idea what comes from this.
Players Taking Care of Players, Concerns About College Baseball Because of College Football, and Other Cubs Bullets
More players are securing funds for the next couple months. Also, how college football could wind up harming the talent pipeline to MLB.
REPORT: MLB Considering Starting the Season in Empty Spring Training Stadiums, with Teams Quarantined
The logistical hurdles are many, and mighty. But if it could be done safely, isn’t it the right thing to do?
Yu Darvish owned the D-Backs.
“I’m trying different things as far as staying loose and flexible, maybe drop a few pounds. You can pitch at a heavier weight when you’re younger.”
Some familiar names exit the Cubs farm system. That and more.
A completely improbable moment that somehow completely made sense.
How do you feel about playing one extra inning … then moving to a HR Derby to decide games in 2020?
As the pandemic impacts sports – including baseball – around the world, it’s worth tracking how things are progressing.
Try Again in London, Scouting Prospects in This Era, Hinch and Luhnow, Hilarious Umps, and Other Cubs Bullets
There’s always next year. Or something like that. Also: how some Astros are getting off the hook, how teams will try to scout, and more.
I did not initially start my day off well. Let me try to revise that.
“Just Keep Playing Baseball”: Shin-Soo Choo Donates $1,000 to Each Minor Leaguer in the Rangers System
What an unbelievably generous and thoughtful gesture.
If it isn’t obvious: I would extremely take that. 100 games is a lot better than none.
It’s not easy with facilities closed.
This is seriously incredible, and the timing has my head spinning.
It was, then it wasn’t. Then it was, but also we deny it. Then we admit it, but don’t understand it. Then we didn’t do it, but also we did.
Lots of fun stuff this morning, and also a little bit of mask talk.