Dr. Anthony Fauci said some hopeful things about fans attending games in 2021. California, of course, does not necessarily feel a need to cooperate. On that note, the Dodgers are trying to pull some strings and have fans on opening day despite the fact that Los Angeles County is still in the purple tier. Will we have fans at baseball?
Sleaze Bag Of The Day
We have two entries for Sleaze Bag of the Day today. Seattle Mariners CEO, Kevin Mather, unleashed about 45 minutes of racism and disrespect toward his players while speaking to a local Rotary Club earlier this month. The MLB Players Association, understandably upset, released a statement on the matter. Kevin Mather says he’s sorry. To show how sorry he is, he resigned from his position with the Mariners.
Johnny Damon was arrested Friday morning driving with a blood alcohol level over 0.20. Not only was he arrested for DUI, but also for resisting an officer without violence. Further details are here.
The Mike Trout Link
Mike Trout has spoken up. To nobody’s surprise, he would like to go to the playoffs. You heard him, Perry.
The Albert Pujols Link
Links From Around Baseball
Unless the Dodgers extend him, Clayton Kershaw is going to be looking for a new job next off season. The back must be feeling pretty good this spring. A fly landed on Jeff Passan’s face during a live televised shot. I guess this is a free plug for Big Fly Gear. Taijuan Walker’s deal with the Mets is official. Meanwhile Cameron Maybin got a minor league deal with the Cubs. Julio Teheran got a minor league deal with the Tigers. Tyler Clippard is going to the Diamondbacks. All Star pitcher Stan Williams died at the age of 84.
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