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MLB teams release minor leaguers amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken baseball away from fans. Now, the business side of the game has fallen victim as well. Teams around the league are releasing minor league players at an alarming rate because of the virus. As of today, the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Rays, Nationals, Mets, Brewers, Mariners, …

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Return of MLB Gets Shaky

The hopes were MLB and the MLBPA would find an agreement this week. So far, it hasn’t happened. Comments by the players haven’t helped either. The war over dollars has instilled fear in many that there won’t be a baseball season this year. While some players returned for voluntary practice, …

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Former Florida Baseball Coach and Hall of Famer Joe Arnold Remembers the Milestones in His Career

Many Gator greats have either played or been part of the staff at the University of Florida, one of these being Joe Arnold. And as we say goodbye to the Alfred McKethan Stadium we start to remember those Gator greats and their accomplishments. Arnold served as the Florida baseball head …

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Hall of Famer and Former Florida Baseball Coach Pat McMahon Looks Back at His Time in the McKethan

In this 2020 season, Florida baseball fans got ready to enjoy one last season at the Alfred McKethan Stadium. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short. As a new stadium is being built, players, staff and fans remember their favorite memories at the McKethan. Someone who made remarkable memories …

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Rays Back to Practicing at the Trop

Willy Adames after home run vs. Justin Verlander

While Major League Baseball inches toward a return to action, the Tampa Bay Rays took a small step in the right direction.  On Monday, the Rays held limited workouts at Tropicana Field, with 14 players participating. “It was good to see some smiling faces,” said Rays manager Kevin Cash. Outfielder Austin …

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Former Florida coach Jay Bergman looks back on his time with the Gators

McKethan Stadium, Perry Field, the long time home of Gator baseball, will be torn down in the next few weeks as the Gators move into a new stadium.  There have been a lot of great accomplishments and fine coaches who have led the Orange and Blue baseball squads, and one …

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MLB hopes to return soon but still a lot to count on

Arguably the biggest roadblock to the MLB starting up again is money. Players want all of it, the owners don’t have much to give and the league is in a bind again. The Current Plan About a week ago, the league and owners agreed on a plan that includes the …

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MLB Aiming to Return to Play in July

Indians, streak

The country slowly beginning to get back to some sort of normalcy. However, questions remain on when sports might possibly make a return. On Monday, the MLB came out with some news that may give baseball fans some much-needed hope. According to an article by ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan, …

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Former Gator Pitcher Michael Byrne Waiting Out Covid 19

Michael Byrne, former Florida Gator pitcher, joined the Steve Russell on Sportscene Show recently to reflect on his time at Florida and discuss his experience with the Cincinnati Reds organization thus far. Byrne’s career as a Gator In 2016, Byrne joined Florida’s baseball program. His role was limited as a …

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MLB Eyes Summer Return

When COVID-19 swept across the United States in early March, life changed swiftly and drastically. Sports came to an abrupt halt. Major League Baseball shut down spring training and postponed the beginning of the season indefinitely. But the drought may soon be over. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported earlier this week …

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