Good morning folks! It’s happening! We’re (potentially) getting baseball again! Here’s everything you need to know as you get your Wednesday kicked off.
In Mariners news...
- Larry Stone at the Seattle Times wrote about the Seattle-area family that recently purchased the minor league Missoula Paddleheads, and how coronavirus has impacted their lifelong dream of owning a team.
Around the league...
- With baseball now reportedly coming back, new guidelines continue to be revealed. Here are some:
Proposed MLB rule changes for 2020:— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 23, 2020
* Implementation of DH in both leagues
* Extra innings start with runner on second base
* No limits on position players pitching
* Pitchers can have wet rag in pocket as substitute for licking fingers
* Three-batter minimum still stands
- This remains the major hurdle that could keep the sport from returning: Charlie Blackmon is among a trio of Rockies players who have tested positive for coronavirus while four more Phillies players and staff have also tested positive.
- Stephanie Apstein at Sports Illustrated opines that MLB would be better off without a season in 2020.
- Michael Clair at MLB looks at some one-hit wonders in baseball history who never topped their rookie seasons.
- Anyone got any stories?
What's your most random/funniest/weirdest/unexpected encounter with an athlete?— Gabrielle (@gfstarr1) June 23, 2020
- The top men’s tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, has tested positive for coronavirus.