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Friday BP: Gavin Newsom speaks about sports

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California governor had some thoughts about sports resuming.

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom stands with his daughter Montana Newsom while watching the San Francisco Giants play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images

Happy Friday, friends.

I apologize for starting almost every article with some iteration of “We don’t know when baseball will return,” or “the coronavirus has caused the indefinite suspension of the MLB season.” I realize that’s my blog version of “I hope this finds you well in these uncertain and trying times.”

With that said ...

... we don’t know when baseball will return, as the coronavirus has caused the indefinite suspension of the MLB season.

If any team in any league wants to resume activities — including games with or without fans — they’ll obviously need some signing off from the state. In the case of the San Francisco Giants, that means governor (and former San Francisco mayor) Gavin Newsom.

Newsom spoke on Thursday, when asked a question of the NFL’s schedule unveiling. His response was pretty clear: “It’s difficult to imagine a stadium that’s filled until we have immunity, until we have a vaccine. . . And imagine what the league, broadly, leagues, do when one or two of their key personnel or players are tested positive.”

Obviously nothing here is groundbreaking, but it is a reminder to pump the brakes a little bit on all the scheming to get sports back.

Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Just one.

May 8, 2007: Against the New York Mets, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 4th inning off of Tom Glavine. It pulled the Giants to within 4-1, which was the final score. It was his 11th home run of the year.

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