Jason Heyward’s name came up (somewhat) unfairly this afternoon, in connection to Chris Davis’ albatross of a deal out in Baltimore. But for however you feel about his contract (vis à vis his production), he continues to be an excellent human being and representative of the Chicago Cubs.
This is my right fielder:
More good deeds from MLB players.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward plans to donate $200,000 to coronavirus relief in Chicago: $100,000 to MASK, which is collecting supplies and meals for families affected by the virus, and $100,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 18, 2020
Yesterday, we learned that each of MLB’s 30 clubs will pledge $1M to the displaced ballpark employees, unable to earn income as the league hiatus remains in effect. And today, we learn that Jason Heyward is donating $200K – HIMSELF – to coronavirus relief in Chicago. As Passan’s tweet indicates, $100,000 will be heading to MASK an organization collecting supplies and meals for families affected by the virus, while another $100,000 is going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
It’s a wonderful gesture from an awesome human being. Thanks, Jason. We need more guys like you.