Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on June 26th, 2020  •  2 responses  • 

………………….(BASEBALL)………………..

MLB…Updates 113-Page Health protocols for teams-players.
..July 1st..Nasal Swabs-Blood tests-then 48-hour quarantine
..July 3rd..Player self temperature oral thermometer
..Players checks begin entering clubhouse..checked 2X-day
..Players go thru education courses on Zoom
..Begin with small group workouts…progress to team workouts
..Pre packaged food for players
..Positive test-quarantined for 72-hours..must pass 2-tests return
..Isolated restaurants and team hotels
..Pitchers report first workouts
..Players report different workouts-staggered schedule

..Clubhouses-locker stalls 6′-apart
..Visiting clubhouse for taxi squad players
..Taxi squads to sit in stands during game
..Staff wear facemasks in dugouts

MLB-Union….Tony Clark says if MLB wants to reopen talks about 16-team playoff and bonus TV money….’If interest in discussing-I am available’.

MLB…Bryce Harper-Mike Trout-Gerrit Cole…all wives expecting babies.

Oakland..P-Jake Dickman-ulcerative colitis-coming off colon surgery says he will play.

MLB Survey….Extra inning rule change-runner on 2nd base at start
..Minor Leagues-73% of games ended in 10th inning-new rule
..Minor Leagues-43% of games ended in 10th before new rule put in

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Padres..Considering sending their taxi squad to Peoria training camp once 30-man roster and 3-taxi squad is picked.
Padres..Considering using USD-Fowler Park as second spring training sight for possible taxi squad during spring.

Padres..GM-AJ Preller…”There should be alot of motivation by the players to follow the rules…..there must be respect of the people who work in the building with you”

Dodgers…President Andrew Friedman..”Confident of culture and mindset of our players to be ready and be safe…Not thinking about the Astros and 2017 season-thinking about 2020″

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts..”Our lineup is ideal for the DH in the National League…Our bench more capable to handle different matchups….I am cancer free and doctors say not at any more risk than anyone else”

Dodgers…Considering starting taxi squad workouts at USC, then send squad to Camelbank Ranch once season starts.

Dodgers..Have held meetings with multiple players who might consider ‘opt out’ for health risks…No players have done that yet.

Dodgers..say some staff members have tested positive for virus..’not problematic’

Angels…Manager Joe Maddon….”This season may be inconvenient and uncomfortable….Accept this-Wear this”.

Angels..Will go with 6-man rotation to start season…P-Shohei Ohtani will start just once per week…believe Griff Canning and Felix Pena will be cleared to pitch coming off arm issues.

Boston…Longtime SS-Eddie Kasko passes away (88Y)…played for Reds-Cardinals…Manager in Boston..worked 29-years as scout for Red Sox.

Minnesota…Confirm multiple players have tested positive for virus.

Curt Schilling…criticizes Bubba Wallace-NASCAR driver..saying the entire ‘noose incident was a lie’…compared him to Jesse Smolett.

Tigers..Release P-Alex Wilson
Mets..Sign #1 pick..OF-Pete Amstrong
Mariners..Sign #1 pick..Emerson Hancock (5.7M) package

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……………..(FOOTBALL)…………..

NFL…Owners approve ‘ambitious testing’ protocols 3X-a week players once camps open .

NFL…Owners approve plans to remove bottom 8-rows in each stadium from fans-turn into into advertising tarp area.

NFL..Competition Committee discusses forming a ‘Free Agent’ taxi squad of players to work together in case there is a serious outbreak of virus that hits one team….Not sure where to base team.

NFL…Will have standard Injury List…will adopt a ‘Covid Virus injury list’….and considering expanding taxi squad beyond 16-players.

NFL..Cancels Hall of Fame Game…Steelers-Cowboys…and Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies.

NFL….Owners form group to work with QB-Patrick Mahomes national drive ‘Get Out and Vote’

New Orleans..Safety Malcom Jenkins says he will ‘trust NFL system’ with player safety care….Expects ‘Bar Higher for safe environment’.

Tom Brady-Russell Wilson…Being criticized for going against league doctors and continuing to hold private workouts with teammates.

Kyler Murray…Arizona QB says his 20-man workouts will continue..says ‘our players are educated and are accountable’

Washington…Family of George Preston Marshall agrees with drive to change team name…and removal of family name from ‘Ring of Honor’.

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(College Football)

Lane Kiffin-Mike Leach…12-other college coaches in state-meet with Mississippi legislators demanding Confederate design on state flag be removed.

Washington…UW confirms 2-players have tested positive upon return to campus.

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……………….(BASKETBALL)…………………..

Dallas…C-Willy Cauley-Stein opts out of the playoffs.
Washington..F-David Bertrans-opts out of playoffs-knee rehab

Sacramento..G-Buddy Hield..F-Jabari Parker..C-Alex Len all test positive for viru.

Miami..F-Derrick Jones-tests positive

Brooklyn…Lose C-Nic Claxton-surgery-torn labrum

Dallas..Sign FA-G-Trey Burks-ex Utah
Washington..Sign FA-F-Jeridi Grant-ex Denver

Boston…Coach Brad Stevens asks NBA to reconsider allowing families to be in hotel bubble with players in Orlando during playoffs

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………………..(HOCKEY)………………..

NHL…Draft Lottery on Friday night…15-teams in lottery for top pick
..Ottawa has two high first round picks
..Detroit had worst record in league
..Kings-Ducks part of lottery also

NHL…Drops Vancouver for consideration as ‘Host City’…looking at Toronto-Edmonton….Las Vegas still the favorite for the US sight.

Seattle…NHL expansion team sells arena naming rights to Amazon….will be known as “Climate Pledge Arena”

Buffalo..Reports Sabres shopping to trade D-Brandon Montour…former club-Anaheim Ducks-might be interested.

Western Hockey League…Junior hockey player files lawsuit against 2-teams in junior league for allowing violent sexual hazing of young players to go on.

Daniel Carcillo…former NHL player files ‘Class Action Lawsuit’ against   the Ontario Hockey League…Quebec League…and WHL for allowing abusive treatment of players by coaches to take place unchecked.

Washington…Capitals sign G-Hunter Shepard-former star Minnesota-Duluth.

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……………….(GENERAL)……………..

NASCAR…Release full photo of hangman noose that was found in garage of driver Bubba Wallace.

NASCAR…FBI did probe of all 29-tracks…(1684) stalls…found 11-pulldown ropes on garage doors….only Wallace’s was tied as a ‘noose’

NASCAR…Pocono doubleheader this weekend…300-mile race-Saturday…350-on Sunday.

Kentucky Derby…Announces it will run September 5th with ‘limited specatators’ allowed.

PGA…Travellers Championships-Connecticut…
..(60)..MacKenzie Hughes finishes off round with 5-birdies
..(63)..Rory McIlroy-6 birdies and eagle..Xander Schauffele
..(64)..Phil Mickelson

English Premier League
..Chelsea-W-Manchester City..Christian Pulisic-Willian score goals
..Arsenal-W-Southampton..Eddie Nketiah scores on intercepted pass
..Watford-W-Burnley..1-0 win

MLS..San Jose Earthquakes report to Orlando to begin team training…have not been able to train in California because of covid virus.

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2 Responses to “Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday”

  1. Sasatchi says:

    Curt Schilling is garbage. I cant believe he’s a allowed a forum on his opinions.

    • Lee Hacksaw Hamilton says:

      Wonder if this works against him in Hall of Fame consideration…
      His opinions are his..but not very reliable

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