In case you hadn’t heard the updated day-of-the-week report, it is once again Monday. We hope you are all well and have pulled out your fancy work sweatpants for today’s Zoom meetings.
Let’s get into what stories you might have missed over the weekend.
- Evan Woodbery of MLive cautions that while Major League Baseball might return this season, the minor leagues might not.
- Zach Buchanan tells us how things aren’t going great for owner Ken Kendrick with the D-Backs for The Athletic. (The Athletic subscription required)
- Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post has theories on when sports might return, but they’re not positive. (The article is about football, primarily, but the timeline certainly reflects on baseball)
- Over at the Associated Press Stephen Hawkins muses that the lack of baseball has been helping something: the grass.
- If you’ve got some time to kill, we’ve got a game for you:
- I bemoaned the absence of Henry Rowengartner in Friday’s April Fool’s note, and The Athletic has rewarded me (and all of us) with this column on his fastball, by Kent Garrison. (The Athletic subscription required)
- Does it make sense to play baseball with no fans? Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune doesn’t think so.
- Mike Vaccaro shares the story of a 97-year-old man whose dreams of throwing an opening pitch are on hold.
- Ken Rosenthal looks at how playing in an empty stadium might work over at The Athletic. (The Athletic subscription required)
- Orioles pitcher Grayson Rodriguez is giving “long ball” a new definition.
Taking social distancing and long toss to a whole new level.— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 3, 2020
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.