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ESPN uses ZIPS to explore how good Mike Trout would be if he played in the KBO. His numbers might not be quite that good if Max Scherzer also went to the KBO. It looks like helmet butlering will probably be prohibited in 2020. In keeping with today’s Mike Trout themed links, we have a Chicken Pot Pie recipe from Jessica Trout.
Baseball In General
MLB has made 67 pages of proposed medical protocols for the union to mull over. This is the MLB Trade Rumors Article, which contains links for the detailed description published by the Athletic$$. Here is another article about the medical protocols from Fangraphs that contains some additional details. Fangraphs also has a detailed analysis of the baseball owners’ contention that they will lose four billion dollars by playing to empty stadiums. Blake Snell wants to get paid all his money or he just won’t play, or so he says. Governor Newsom now says sports could return to California by the first week of June. Former manager Art Howe had a coronavirus scare but he has been released from the hospital and is improving. For the kids, here is a baby Rally Monkey coloring page.
Sports Related, But Very Weird!
A South Korean soccer team has been accused of putting sex dolls in the stands to mimic a home crowd. I like that they put masks on them and distributed them six feet apart from one another.