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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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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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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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Are pro sports coming back to Florida?

On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that his state was open for professional sports teams to resume playing and practicing. He joined Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, in being the second state to welcome sports back. DeSantis is ready No matter which sport you prefer, fans are eager to turn …

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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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Catching Up With Former Florida Gator David Eckstein

David Eckstein is a former walk-on infielder for the Florida Gators who went on to play 10 seasons of Major League Baseball for five different teams. He is a two-time World Series champion and is still involved with the league, today. He is now a “Special Assistant” in the Pittsburgh …

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Former Gator David Ross Talks MLB Season Hopes as New Cubs Manager

On October 24, 2019, the Chicago Cubs hired former Florida Gator David Ross as their manager. Ross replaced skipper Joe Maddon and signed him to a three-year contract. Hopes for a Return to the Diamond Ross’s first year taking on a managerial role has come to a halt due to …

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NASCAR To Resume Racing; Little League Baseball Cancels Remainder of 2020 Events

NASCAR has announced its plans to resume its season without fans in May. They join the UFC as the only two major sports organizations to announce specific return-to-play plans since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down U.S. sports in mid-March. In contrast, Little League International has made the decision to cancel …

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MLB Hopes to Start the 2020 Season in Late June

Baseball fans may now have some reason for optimism. It was announced on Tuesday that Major League Baseball has a prospective plan in place to begin spring training by late June. According to an article by USA Today, the expectation for the MLB is to start the season by July …

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