Story will be up soon. I spoke to Sandy Alderson, who says teams should shut facilities: "It doesn’t make any sense in terms of setting an example for the rest of the population to have a bunch of athletes running around playing catch. That does not constitute social distancing.”
Mets officials held a brief meeting shortly after 9 a.m. with about 20 players who showed up at the team’s spring training complex. Players are working out, presumably independently, following MLB’s recommendation of no organized activities.
Bugs Bunny playing all nine positions. Unstoppable.
Something to pass the time. You must make the lineup for a baseball game that you absolutely must win. Top this: LF Rickey RF Ruth CF Trout 1B Gehrig 3B Chipper 2B Hornsby C Yogi SS Wagner P Pedro
I just started reading “Sapiens - a brief history of humanity.” Highly recommend. ... Another recent high recommend “The Game - Harvard, Yale and America in 1968.”
Brodie Van Wagenen says the team is still in the process of determining how many players will remain in Port St. Lucie or depart. Nobody else in the organization has been tested for the coronavirus, he said, other than Donovan Mitchell Sr., who was negative.
Mets players have been meeting this morning at the team’s spring training complex to discuss a plan for the layoff. Brodie Van Wagenen is expected to address the situation around noon. The early buzz is many players are expected to remain in Port St. Lucie to work out.
RT @Pete_Alonso20: One thing I didn’t think about until today: my heart goes out to all the senior college athletes who had games and championship opportunities ripped away from them. No one ever will know when it will be the last time to strap it up and put the jersey on.
MLB announces the start of the season will be delayed “at least two weeks,” and the remainder of the spring training schedule is canceled. Unclear at this point if all regular season games will be played. MLB says it will announce that at the appropriate time.