Nix and Betts build it, so they can train

Nix and Betts build it, so they can train With Spring Training shut down and most facilities closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tampa Bay Rays catcher Chris Betts and San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix set out to build their own bullpen. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200403&content_id=313195372&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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The Pandemic Has Interrupted Our Sign-Stealing Scandal Outrage

The Pandemic Has Interrupted Our Sign-Stealing Scandal Outrage Before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped Major League Baseball in its tracks, the illegal sign-stealing scandal and its aftermath was one of the game’s top stories, not only as the Astros continued their half-assed apology tour around the Grapefruit League, but as commissioner Rob Manfred’s hotly-anticipated report into…

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Whitecaps use Copa de la Diversión to connect

Whitecaps use Copa de la Diversión to connect After joining a group of 72 Minor League Baseball teams participating in the Copa de la Diversión initiative in 2019, the West Michigan Whitecaps have forged closer ties with Grand Rapids’ sister city of Zapopan, Mexico. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200403&content_id=313196340&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Toolshed: Numbers of the decade

Toolshed: Numbers of the decade With baseball on hold for now, Toolshed dips back into the past decade to find who finished the 2010s on top in several Minor League offensive and pitching categories. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200403&content_id=313198716&fext=.jsp&vkey=toolshed&sid=milb

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Talking About Sports Without Sports

Talking About Sports Without Sports It’s now been three weeks since Rudy Gobert’s positive test for COVID-19 shut down the NBA; the rest of the sports world soon followed. That same night, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced that they had also tested positive, providing the country with ample evidence that COVID-19’s impact would be…

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