The last few days in baseball-land have been quiet, with the biggest news story being whether Trevor Plouffe or Keith Law had the better inside scoop on when baseball would return (the answer is neither, because no one really knows).
That said, I can’t be the only one getting tired of looking at the same four walls and ordering too much stuff on Amazon. Someone needs to take away my credit card and remind me to go for a walk every now and then. Please.
It’s Friday (in case you needed a semi-regular “what day of the week is it?” reminder) so let’s just dive into the interesting articles of the past few days, and then in the comments you guys can tell me what weird stuff you’ve been buying online (I bought an inflatable pool!).
- According to Thornton McEnery of the New York Post, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are no longer looking to purchase the Mets.
- Bill Shea takes a deep look into how sports impacted the gonzo journalism stylings of Hunter S. Thompson. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- Tyler Kepner shares how Korean baseball is sating the needs of many eager fans.
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he doesn’t expect games with fans at stadiums in his state for quite some time, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
- The Red Sox love nurses!
This is Fenway Park today. Very cool gesture by David Mellor and his crew. pic.twitter.com/AU4U7G6SBI— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 7, 2020
- R.J. Anderson talks about how the most vulnerable staff in MLB front offices are the most at risk of losing their jobs.
- Corey Brock has a great story about the Sacramento Solons. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- WTF is pesäpallo? Cat Silverman explains why it just might be the sport baseball fans need right now.
- If you don’t mind a little economics and politics as side-dishes with your baseball, this piece by Jon Hegglund is a great read.
- “He played there?!” The ever-funny Grant Brisbee reminds us of a bunch of player-team combos we definitely forgot. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- This just made me laugh.
I am often asked, "How has life changed for you without baseball?"— Jesse Goldberg-Strassler (@jgoldstrass) May 7, 2020
Thank you for asking.
*points to graph* pic.twitter.com/PZlNRgQFOw
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.