Angels manager Joe Maddon, 66 years old, is one of several in Major League Baseball who talked to Mike DiGiovanna at the LA Times about the risks of the sport reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.
Maddon told DiGiovanna he has tried to stay as healthy as possible:
He’s dropped from 208 to 193 pounds through dieting and exercise, riding his bike 10 to 15 miles a day. He’s upped his daily dose of vitamins. He’s getting enough sleep. A noted wine connoisseur, Maddon has cut back to one glass a week.
“I’ve been on a mission,” Maddon said. “I figured in order to make this work and feel good about it, I need to take care of me too. My tack is to work hard, eat well, exercise, get my rest and get myself in good shape. I took it to another level, and we’ll see how it plays out.”
- The Angels are opening facilities at Angel Stadium in Anaheim and Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona, per Jeff Fletcher at the Orange County Register: “The workouts can be on the field or indoor facilities, but they are limited to four players per site at any time.”
- Rod Carew has a new autobiography out, and talked to Jim Alexander at the Orange County Register about it.
- The MLB.com series of all-time teams has moved on to right-handed starting pitchers. Rhett Bollinger breaks down the choices: John Lackey, Nolan Ryan, Jered Weaver, and Mike Witt.