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Marcus Stroman challenges Nascar driver Kyle Larson to a charity MMA bout because Stroman thinks Larson “needs his ass beat.”
Angels News and Opinion
Mike Trout sees a lot of red flags about the Arizona plan. Meanwhile, Brian Goodwin reflects on his first full Major League game he played on Jackie Robinson Day 2019 with the Angels. ZiPS projects the Angels to be a .500 ball club in the Cactus League West, beating out only the White Sox in that division.
Baseball Versus Coronavirus
Dr. Anthony Fauci adopts a wait and see approach as to whether there will be baseball in 2020. So does Rob Manfred. This public health expert thinks gatherings at sports events cannot happen until the fall of 2021. Arizona’s Governor thinks his state can handle the plan for an isolated MLB season in Arizona. It’s the players I’m worried about. The Governor hangs out in an air conditioned office. Major League Baseball teams (some but not all) are participating in a coronavirus study to test about 10,000 people for antibodies. It is unclear whether the Angels are participating.