Hello and happy Friday.
According to ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel, the MLB Draft is getting a shakeup for 2021. Instead of being held in June, the draft will be pushed back to July, so that it can take place during the All-Star Game festivities.
The primary reason for the shift seems to be so that teams can better market top draft picks, and so that it can take place after the College World Series.
After the 2020 draft was cut from 40 rounds to just five, it’s expected that the 2021 draft will rebound to somewhere between 20 and 30 rounds.
Here’s hoping that the world is such that there can be a standard All-Star event in 2021.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
September 4, 2000: Against the Philadelphia Phillies, Bonds hit 2 solo home runs. A 3rd inning shot off of Omar Daal gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and an 8th inning blast off of Jeff Brantley made the lead 3-0, which was the final score. They were his 40th and 41st homers of the year.
September 4, 2001: Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 7th inning off of Miguel Batista. It was the second of back-to-back homers for the Giants, with Rich Aurilia hitting the first, and gave them a 5-2 lead. That was the final score. It was his 59th homer of the year.
September 4, 2006: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 8th inning off of Aaron Harang, scoring Shea Hillenbrand. It tied the game 4-4, and the Giants would win 5-4 in 10 innings. It was his 22nd homer of the year, and his 3rd straight game with one.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Kenny Lofton should be in the Hall of Fame (July 21, 2019 — Kenny Kelly)
Have a wonderful Friday, everyone.