Hello folks and happy Monday! I hope everyone staying safe these days. Here’s the latest update that is likely to have major implications on the sporting world:
Important development for sport throughout the country: The CDC just announced it is recommending NO gatherings of 50+ people in the United States for the next EIGHT weeks— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 15, 2020
I’m sure there will be more updates going forward as things seem to be changing by the minute. With that, here’s what else you need to know going into this Monday...
In Mariners news...
- Ryan Divish gives his prediction on what will happen this summer in baseball.
And there will be no fans at those games to start https://t.co/lXNV35ddzi— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 15, 2020
- Congratulations to Mariners farmhand Art Warren for earning this honor!
Around the league...
- This alone could set the timeline for baseball’s return back by a little bit. You have to imagine he isn’t the only one who has it now or will get it in the future.
A minor league player in the New York Yankees system has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell ESPN. He is the first known case in baseball. He was quarantined Friday morning after saying he was running a fever.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 15, 2020
The New York Yankees have told all their minor league players that they should quarantine for two weeks, sources told ESPN. The team will deliver food to the players in their hotel rooms.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 15, 2020
- As the dominoes continue to fall, Major League Baseball has halted all organized workouts for teams in spring training.
- Minor leaguers find themselves living in a nightmare in this uncertain world.
Talking to people around the minor leagues suggested a state of total confusion. Players can't get part-time jobs. They can't collection unemployment. =One player was sent back Venezuela without enough money to pay the cab from the airport to his home.https://t.co/mEdCaxnsjA— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) March 16, 2020
- If you’re looking for a way to kill some time while you await the return of live sports, MLB listed one classic game for each MLB team with links to rewatch them. No surprise that the Mariners’ selection is the game that birthed The Double.
- And if somehow you’ve never gotten around to watching Ken Burns’ baseball, what more of an excuse are you looking for to binge through it?
With events canceled & so much closed, I asked @PBS to stream BASEBALL for free so we can participate in the national pastime together. Watch at the link below or on any streaming device. And please look out for those with greater needs. Play ball. @MLB https://t.co/WaQLSpeYkF pic.twitter.com/QYp1XE0SLC— Ken Burns (@KenBurns) March 15, 2020
- In some other Seattle sports news...stay safe out there, folks.