We have some news to get to, but I wanted to start things off on a more fun an interactive note!
With everything going on right now in the world, we’re spending some time at home. With no sports on TV, a lot of people have been binging some television shows.
So, today’s question... what TV shows are you currently binging, or have binged recently? What recommendations do you have?
I’ll go first. I’ve knocked out nearly two seasons of Mad Men so far.
On Tuesday, the MLB announced that all 30 teams will be donating $1 million each in order to to assist the ballpark employees affected by the delayed start to the 2020 season. The donations will be split evenly between Feeding America (FeedingAmerica.org) and Meals on Wheels America (MealsonWheelsAmerica.org).
“In these difficult times of navigating this pandemic, it is important that we come together as a society to help the most vulnerable members of our communities,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a release. “As an institution, Baseball is extending our commitment to addressing childhood hunger and food availability issues during this crisis. We are grateful for the partnership with our players on this critical issue, which has the potential to deeply affect children and seniors.”
“Players are eager to do their part both individually and collectively to ease the significant burdens placed on the most vulnerable people in our communities,” MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said. “This contribution represents one of those efforts.”
Manfred provided more statements on how the MLB plans to do this, courtesy of MLB.com
“Over the past 48 hours, I have been approached by representatives of all 30 clubs to help assist the thousands of ballpark employees affected by the delay in the start of the Major League Baseball season. Motivated by a desire to help some of the most valuable members of the baseball community, each Club has committed $1 million. The individual clubs will be announcing more details surrounding this support effort in their local communities. The timing of these announcements will vary because of the need to coordinate with state and local laws as well as collective bargaining obligations in an effort to maximize the benefits realized by each group of employees. I am proud that our clubs came together so quickly and uniformly to support these individuals who provide so much to the game we love.
- Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic decided to watch Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for the first time. Here were his takeaways from the game.
- Not that it will make a difference in the upcoming season, but Justin Verlander got surgery on his groin
Astros announce RHP Justin Verlander underwent a surgical procedure on his right groin today. Verlander is expected to be out for approximately six weeks.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) March 17, 2020
- News out of Yankees camp