Reports say Major League Baseball and its players agreed to terms on a shortened 2020 season yesterday, on what should have been MLB’s Opening Day. The two sides agreed to extend the regular season into October, moving the postseason to November, playing to empty stadiums when necessary, even throwing in weekly doubleheaders. If cold weather is too big an issue in November, a neutral site would be chosen for the Fall Classic.
The NFL player draft will go on as scheduled next month. There will be no public events and no players or their families will be allowed to attend the event, scheduled for April 23rd through the 25th.
Fanatics, the company that manufactures Major League Baseball’s official uniforms, is now using those materials to create masks and hospital gowns to assist workers and emergency personnel battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
And, some sad news, as legendary Harlem Globetrotter Fred “Curly” Neal has passed away. Curly entertained audiences worldwide with the Globetrotters from 1963 until 1985. Curly Neal was 77 years old.