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I hope everybody can have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend. It’ll be nice to have Shohei Ohtani pitching again. Let’s hope his fastball comes back nice and firm. Mike Trout tips his cap but does not turn the page. It looks like you might be able to view Summer Camp activities on MLB Network’s BallparkCam system.
Jonathan Lucroy has a spot on the Red Sox 60 man list. He’s a non-roster invitee for now. Rob Manfred is now trying to do damage control after his remarks Wednesday about the 60 game season. The Universal DH is only on for 2020 right now. A poll found that 50 percent of fans are for it and 50% are against it. Here is another detailed exploration of the nature of the taxi squads.
Over 30 MLB stars were secretly playing sandlot games in Florida. It looks like it was only guys from teams that do spring training in Florida. The Yankees have been replaced by the Cardinals in the Field of Dreams Game. Four Phillies players are already on the COVID-19 IL. Tyson Ross has opted out of the season.
Thanks for the memories
I just had my first legitimate feeling of excitement for this season. Is it just me or is this team stacked?! I began playing with the lineup in my mind and was like whoa!! This team has some ballers!! Once Adell comes up and mans right field – wow!
And I think the pitching is much better than we all think.
And then Maddon!
A 60 game season could end up a blessing for the full season in 2021. Long enough to see what the team can do and begin to gel, short enough to keep pitching fresh.
I’m looking forward to this!!
Burn them arms for the trophy, it’s the only way.
With a 6 man rotation…or 5 1/2, that’s 10-11 starts per pitcher. Even if they pitch complete games that’s only 100 innings. Yes, I’m also considering the man on 2nd rule in extras.
I think, since they’re tampering with rules, they should go old school and let batters request pitches in certain areas….thrown underhanded.
Stassi still couldn’t hit it.
Don’t Let Me Down.
If POTUS can fly into battle against aliens on the Fourth of July to save Americans, you can certainly stay home to save Americans. 😂😂
And if your neighborhood is anything like mine, you’ve been hearing fireworks for weeks already and just want it to end.
I think I’ll grill up some hot dogs tomorrow and watch the 2002 Game 7, because you have to watch baseball on the 4th. Gotta work with what we’ve got, eh?
That sandlot game is going to end up a legend just like the dream team scrimmage.
Some LIVE games in ‘Merican can be found here in the good ol’USA. YeeHaw
edit: more info if you like the old timey way of the wireless speaker box thingie. BONUS-DECODER RING ACTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
hey youre wotchin angel’s classics too on FS…….how about that 8 run explosion in deciding game vs the Yankees in 2002?
I was at that game. I sat up in the 500 section above 3rd Base. There was a die-hard New Yorker Yankee fan sitting next to me.
He had made a ten grand wager on the total for that game (which he won of course),BUT he had also made a much larger future wager on the Yankees to win the World Series in 2002.
He mortgaged his house to make it (at least that’s what he told me). He slowly watched a lot of money go down the drain that day.