In these strange times, I can’t be the only person who is constantly on the lookout for some truly wholesome, heartwarming content. Chicago natives have some of the best right now, with the Shedd Aquarium sharing regular videos about their rock hopper penguins going on adventures, and the Field Museum has been dressing up as t-rexs to run amok in the museum.
But the new good news winner has been The Office alum John Krasinski who is hosting his own YouTube show called “Some Good News” in which he shares positive videos. In his most recent video the Boston-born Krasinski bemoaned that life without baseball wasn’t quite the same, and then invited David Ortiz to help him surprise the COVID-19 recovery unit staff with four lifetime tickets.
Anyway, you’ll have to excuse me, someone is chopping onions in here.
- The baseball segment starts at the 9:12 mark, but you can watch the whole thing which includes a cameo from Joe Buck and some genuinely lovely content.
- After a lot of work and nearly 300,000 words, The Athletic’s Joe Posnanski has completed the Baseball 100, celebrating his hundred all-time greatest players. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- At Mashable, Scott Kornberg takes a very specific look back at the 1998 Jacksonville Suns (a former affiliate team of the Detroit Tigers).
- Ken Rosenthal discusses the future of the Houston Astros with new manager Dusty Baker. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- Bill Shanks writes for SI.com about the Atlanta Braves commitment to pay their employees through May 31.
- FanGraph’s Dan Szymborski gives us a little glimpse into how the Cactus/Grapefruit scenario might play out. (My previous joke about league-rival Oakland Athletics might prove to be foreshadowing...)
- Ticketmaster joins StubHub in not offering refunds for the currently “postponed” MLB games.
- Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors shared that Rob Manfred acknowledges we are going to have to wait until it’s safe to the public for baseball to return.
- I... um...
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.