Orioles’ Trey Mancini had malignant tumor surgically removed; lab results and timetable recovery unknown

Orioles’ Trey Mancini had malignant tumor surgically removed; lab results and timetable recovery unknown Orioles star outfielder Trey Mancini, who left the team Saturday to have a medical procedure that wasn’t related to baseball, had a malignant tumor successfully removed from his colon Thursday, the team announced. According to the Orioles, it was discovered last…

NBA suspends season after Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

NBA suspends season after Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.” Source: https://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/nba_suspends_season_after_jazzs_rudy_gobert_tests_positive_for_coronavirus

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-11-2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-11-2020 New York Tribune, March 11, 1920:A near prairie fire started in right field [yesterday at Yankees Spring Training] when [Miller] Huggins dropped a lighted match. [Groundskeeper] Phil Schenck led a band of impromptu fire fighters against the blaze, which was conquered after about a quarter of the…

Marucci Sports to be acquired for $200 million by Connecticut-based investment company

Marucci Sports to be acquired for $200 million by Connecticut-based investment company Baton Rouge baseball bat manufacturer Marucci Sports LLC is being acquired for $200 million by a Connecticut-based investment fund with a goal of penetrating new markets and increasing the brand’s presence internationally. … Marucci Sports LLC was founded in 2009 by former professional…

Artificial Turf Strikes Back in Baseball

Artificial Turf Strikes Back in Baseball Hall relented last year, agreeing to replace the grass at the Diamondbacks’ downtown ballpark with artificial turf. He changed his mind after finding a synthetic grass technology that he believes genuinely mimics the real thing in terms of how it plays and affects players’ bodies: the B1K—which stands for…