Tag: Coronavirus

Mike Clevinger on Trade: ‘I’m Ready to Help Padres Violate COVID-19 Protocol in Any Way I Can’

by Alex Poletti
Photo by BleacherNation

After getting shipped off to the surging San Diego Padres in a last-minute blockbuster deal at the 2020 trade deadline, starting pitcher Mike Clevinger vowed to help his team succeed in any way, most notably by violating the COVID-19 protocols for his new team. Continue reading “Mike Clevinger on Trade: ‘I’m Ready to Help Padres Violate COVID-19 Protocol in Any Way I Can’”

No. 1 MLB Draft Pick Spencer Torkelson Becomes First Player in History to Be Taken Out of Zoom University

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP

When the Detroit Tigers selected third baseman Spencer Torkelson with the first overall pick in the 2020 MLB draft, they made history on two fronts; the highly-regarded hitter became the first infielder taken at the top spot in franchise history and the first ever player taken out of Zoom University. Continue reading “No. 1 MLB Draft Pick Spencer Torkelson Becomes First Player in History to Be Taken Out of Zoom University”

MLB to Give Draft Picks Signed Copy of ‘Bull Durham’ in Lieu of Signing Bonus

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Orion Pictures

Looking to cut costs amid the coronavirus epidemic, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have agreed to give all draft picks in the upcoming shortened 2020 draft a signed copy of the 1988 hit romantic comedy sports film “Bull Durham” instead of a signing bonus. Continue reading “MLB to Give Draft Picks Signed Copy of ‘Bull Durham’ in Lieu of Signing Bonus”

MLB Hypothesizes It Could Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines by Holding All Games at Marlins Park with Standard Attendance

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Steve Mitchell / USA Today Sports

Looking for a way to start the season as soon as possible, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred disclosed that the league has considered holding all games at Marlins Park in Miami with no restrictions on fan attendance, as the number of fans generally going to Marlins games would adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Continue reading “MLB Hypothesizes It Could Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines by Holding All Games at Marlins Park with Standard Attendance”