Good morning folks! The wheels are starting to churn on baseball’s return. Let’s get to it.
In Mariners news...
- This is great!
This is pretty special for me and my family! With my mom being an RN and athletes are recognizing #TheRealHeroes with their uniforms and a last name on it today for #NationalNursesDay it is my privilege to have my mom on the back of my jersey! @a_n_g_i_e_09 Thanks Mom! pic.twitter.com/woY8DNhAAm— ✞Art Warren™ (@arthur_warren) May 6, 2020
Thank you to the nurses putting their lives on the line each and everyday. I am honored to put my girlfriend’s name on my jersey @MicaylaErin #ThankYouNurses #TheRealHeroes #NationalNursesDay pic.twitter.com/jPFXg8Hk4G— Zac Grotz (@zacgrotz) May 6, 2020
- Arkansas broadcaster Keaton Gillogly spoke to Art Warren about a whole host of topics.
NEW INTERVIEW POSTED— Modesto Nuts (@ModestoNuts) May 6, 2020
.@arthur_warren joins @Gillogly to discuss the 2017 championship year, recording the final out of the title run, winning the @BauerOutage sandlot game and more.
Watch the full interview on YouTube...https://t.co/cC6qxCHBGg
Around the league...
- Let’s see how this all plays out...
Teams are telling players to get ready and get in shape. MLB is expected to send a return-to-play proposal to the union soon. The gears for baseball's return are starting to turn -- but significant hurdles remain for it to become a reality. News at ESPN: https://t.co/fHiasxlS1A— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 7, 2020
- This is a major road block that people aren’t talking about much: players’ willingness to come back.
Boston Red Sox’s Collin McHugh: ‘You can’t make this mandatory’ for players if they feel MLB season is unsafe to play https://t.co/Vqd7hlrBUB— Jim Pignatiello (@JPignatiello) May 6, 2020
- Grant Brisbee at The Athletic creates the best team of players for each squad using guys who only briefly played for that team. ($) I’m shocked that Cliff Lee did not make the Mariners’ squad.
- Michael Baumann at The Ringer writes about what it’s like to watch the KBO.
- Fans in Taiwan will be able to start attending baseball games in small groups soon.
- This is a really neat graphic.
- With The Last Dance having so much success, ESPN is moving up the release of three 30 for 30 films.