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Thursday BP: More rule changes could be coming

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The league is considering keeping rosters at 30 players, and limiting innings in doubleheaders.

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Hello and happy Thursday everyone.

The 2020 MLB season is off and running, with only a few minor hiccups, and by “minor” I of course mean “not at all minor.”

In an attempt to keep the season going despite the Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak, the union is reportedly asking players to consider some minor rules adjustments to help increase safety and keep games playable. Among the proposals are a drop to seven innings on one or both ends of a doubleheader, and keeping the 30-man active roster beyond the initial two-week period.

At this point, everything is so abnormal that I’m having a hard time even having a reaction to this.


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Well obviously.

July 30, 1993: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a pair of home runs. A solo shot in the 3rd inning off of Greg Harris gave the Giants a 3-0 lead, and a 2-run blast in the 7th inning off of Curt Leskanic scored Matt Williams and gave them an 8-4 lead. They would win 10-4. They were his 30th and 31st homers of the year.

July 30, 1999: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a pair of solo home runs off of Denny Neagle. A 2nd-inning blast cut the Giants deficit to 4-1, a 4th-inning shot cut it to 6-3, and they would lose 7-4. They were his 11th and 12th homers of the year.

July 30, 2004: Against the St. Louis Cardinals, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Chris Carpenter, scoring J.T. Snow. It gave the Giants a 3-0 lead, but they would lose 7-4. It was his 27th homer of the year.


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Have a wonderful Thursday, everybody.