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MLB ANNOUNCES 2020 REGULAR SEASON
Players to Report for Training by July 1st Ahead of Baseball’s July 23rd-24th Openers;
MLB Plans to Schedule 60-Game Regular Season
Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Major League Baseball anticipates beginning its 2020 regular season approximately one month from today, on July 23rd or July 24th.
The announcement follows confirmation today that the MLB Players Association has accepted the health and safety protocols that will guide MLB’s return to play and that players will be able to report for training by July 1st. The health and safety of players and employees will remain MLB’s foremost priorities in its return to play. MLB is working with a variety of public health experts, infectious disease specialists and technology providers on a comprehensive approach that aims to facilitate a safe return.
MLB has submitted a 60-game regular season schedule for review by the Players Association. The proposed schedule will largely feature divisional play, with the remaining portion of each Club’s games against their opposite league’s corresponding geographical division (i.e., East vs. East, Central vs. Central and West vs. West), in order to mitigate travel. The vast majority of Major League Clubs are expected to conduct training at the ballparks in their primary home cities.
Commissioner Manfred said: “Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon. We have provided the Players Association with a schedule to play 60 games and are excited to provide our great fans with Baseball again soon.”
Rhinegeist closing taproom after 2 employees test positive for coronavirus
After a relative of a team member tested positive for the virus, all associated employees were asked to get a test Tuesday before returning to work.
Two of those team members tested positive, company officials said.
“As a result, we’ve decided to ask the rest of our staff to get tested over the next two days. During that time, we will close the taproom,” a statement from Rhinegeist reads in part.
During the closure, the brewery will be deep-cleaned, officials said.
5 other OTR restaurants closed yesterday over fears their staff could be infected.
Abigail Street, Forty Thieves, Holiday Spirits, Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ and the SENATE Restaurant. But they will all reopen today.
Unsolved Mysteries Is Coming Back
President Trump commits to 2nd stimulus
VIDEO: President Trump commits to 2nd stimulus. He says details would be announced in the coming weeks. The President would not tell me how much of a check Americans will receive. pic.twitter.com/Abd5E8P3Au
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) June 22, 2020
More details to come. We will just have to wait.
Here are the top three ways this week’s Saharan dust plume will affect you
Was It A Real Noose In Bubba Watson’s Garage?
"I'm pissed. I'm mad because people are trying to test my character and the person that I am and my integrity." – NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace on social media reaction to the conclusion of the FBI investigation into the noose found in his team's garage https://t.co/YH4ynYqv64 pic.twitter.com/fB0m9Yj9FD
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) June 24, 2020
“The image that I have, that I have seen, of what was hanging in my garage is not a garage loop,” “I’ve been racing all of my life, we’ve raced out of hundreds of garages that have never had garage pulls like that.”
“It was a noose,” “Whether it was tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose. It wasn’t directed at me, but someone tied a noose. It is a noose”
Here is a picture that is causing all the questions:
Apologies for not knowing who originally created this image, but it has been making the rounds on Twitter and turned out to be correct. You can see in the left photo the rope was in noose form — apparently as a handle — last year and then cut for evidence Sunday. pic.twitter.com/MIrtF3uqtN
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 23, 2020