Hello and happy Wednesday. I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.
I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve used this platform to talk about whether or not there will be baseball in 2020. There was the time when the coronavirus first started to get serious in the country, and we all wondered if it would lead to the suspension or cancellation of the season.
Then, when the season was suspended, there were a few months of wondering if it could ever start again.
Then, when MLB and the Players Association started negotiations, there were a few more months of wondering whether they could agree on anything.
Then they agreed on anything, and it was time to wonder if they could actually go through with it.
Then the went through with it and started experiencing an inability to get test results back in time, and we all questioned whether they could actually make it work enough to start the season.
Then they did that and now 17 members of the Miami Marlins traveling party have tested positive for the coronavirus, and the team’s games have been canceled through Sunday, with the Philadelphia Phillies games canceled through Friday.
And so yet again I ask you if the baseball season will actually survive. Not if it should — we all know the answer there — but if it will.
Will the 2020 MLB season be canceled?
This poll is closed
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Why yes he did.
July 29, 2004: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 4th inning off of Ismael Valdez, scoring Pedro Feliz. It gave the Giants a 3-1 lead, but they would lose 7-4. It was his 26th homer of the year.
- Grant Brisbee on how Jeff Samardzija is very important for 2020 (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on the Giants powerful opening ceremony, which featured the Black national anthem (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Dan Szymborski with the official ZiPS standings projections (Fangraphs)
- Daniel Brown on how Gabe Kapler’s parents protested in the 60s, and that influenced his decision to kneel (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Ali Thanawalla on a Dodgers cutout getting a good seat at Oracle Park (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Michael Nowels on the McCovey Cove ghost town (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on the Giants inability to take advantage of a smaller Oracle Park (KNBR)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!