Good morning folks! We’ve got the links for you today as we kick off this Thursday.
In Mariners news...
- Corey Brock at The Athletic looks back on the infamous walk-off safety squeeze. ($)
Around the league...
Game-day workers not employed directly by the Dodgers (for instance, concession workers employed by Levy) are in line for a one-time payment of $350. https://t.co/RGUXmq6neB pic.twitter.com/ZDcSgazyXN— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 22, 2020
- In case you were wondering...
As the president prepares to sign an executive order intended to limit immigration, its contents are not expected to affect Major League Baseball players, sources tell ESPN. The restrictions are not expected to bar those with current visas, which non-American players get yearly.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 22, 2020
- Punishments have been levied against the Red Sox, and it seems like they were let off relatively easy.
BREAKING: #RedSox penalties:— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 22, 2020
*Loss of 2020 2nd-round pick.
*Ban of replay operator J.T. Watkins through 2020 playoffs and from doing same job in ‘21.
*Ban of Alex Cora through ‘20 playoffs, but only for conduct with #Astros.
Story with @EvanDrellich: https://t.co/6Ysn9hsRFa
- Jayson Stark explains the discrepancies...
Manfred's investigation found significant differences between the #RedSox and #Astros sign-stealing:— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) April 22, 2020
*Not directed by the manager or coaches.
*Not directed by anyone in the front office.
*Would not have disciplined players even without immunity.
*No trash-can-like techniques. https://t.co/RxQp93ve7S
- Meanwhile, the Red Sox have decided to cement the position of their current skipper.
Confirmed: Red Sox have removed Ron Roenicke's interim tag. He is now the permanent manager, at least for 2020.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 22, 2020
- Rustin Dodd at The Athletic tells the story of the Yankees’ campaign against long hair. ($)
- Well, you can kiss that dream goodbye, it seems.
#KBO Update - According to Yonhap News, ESPN wanted to acquire KBO broadcasting rights for FREE. Unnamed KBO official told Yonhap “we do believe reaching U.S. audience is a positive oppty, but Korean baseball should not viewed as free content” Hmm.. sounds like the deal is dead. pic.twitter.com/qxPG94CfV9— Daniel Kim 대니얼 김 (@DanielKimW) April 23, 2020
- She doesn’t even break stride!