Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-1-2020

Pro Sports:

Major League Baseball

  • Minor League Season Canceled… Yesterday it was announced that the Minor League baseball season has been cancelled… The Minor Leagues were established in 1901 and this is the first time a season has been canceled since then… “These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played,” MiLB president Pat O’Conner said in a statement. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”… If you would like to read the entire posting about this on the MLB website click here…. The Greenville News also has a posting about it and it concentrates on the Greenville Drive aspect of the story… Click here to read that posting.
  • Some MLB Players Opting Out of 2020 Season… As you may recall I mentioned to you earlier that MLB is supposed to start a 60 game season later this month Well some MLB players are opting out of the shortened 2020 season according to an article in USA Today… One example is the Washington Nationals part-time first baseman Ryan Zimmerman… He says he is not retiring just choosing not to play due to some “family issues” and the COVIID-19 virus… There are other who have also made similar their teams have publicly supported them, it may be in part they are doing that will allow the teams not to have to pay them in the cash-strapped environment the teams find themselves in The article also mentions two WNBA stars who will skip the upcoming season and some NBA starts who will opt out… To read more on this and find out those players are click here.
  • MLB Will Not Disclose Names of Players Who Test Positive… One of the new allowances for the COVID-19 virus during the MLB season this year is that the teams will be allowed more room on their injured reserve list for players who test positive for the virus… However according to an article also in USA Today they will not specifically disclose the name of a player put there for that reason… This is to keep the teams in compliance with the collective bargaining agreements with the players that states that for any medical condition not related to employment “a club may disclose only the fact that a medical condition is preventing the player from rendering services to the club and the anticipated length of the player’s absence from the club.”… To read the entire article click here.
  • MLB Baseball Trivia Questions… Below are a few MLB trivia questions along the line of what current MLB team use to go by what name… Good luck they were tough for me even when the questions are multiple choice… Answers on tomorrow’s sport report.
    • What team was called the St Louis Browns from 1902-53 before moving: Orioles, Royals, Indians or Cardinals?
    • Which team was once known as the Naps before being renamed: Royals, Indians, Reds or White Sox?
    • What team was once known as the Colt 45s: Pirates, Royals, Rangers or Astros?
    • Which current team was once known as the Washington Senators: Twins, Nationals, Rangers or Mariners?
    • Which team was once known as the Americans: Yankees, Nationals Phillies or Red Sox?

NASCAR

  • This Weeks TV Schedule for NASCAR… If you are one of the true NASCAR fans who likes to watch what they have available on TV this week click here to go to the NASCAR website where their TV schedule is located.

This & That:

  •  Information for Girls Interested in Playing Basketball at LDHS… Coach Aianna Kelly has asked me to tell any young lady listening that might be interested in playing varsity or JV basketball this coming season to be sure to go by the main office at LDHS and pick up the required forms in order to play and then get them back to here… It is imperative that if you are interested that you pick these forms up as soon as possible and get them back to her so that she can contact you about workouts/practices which will begin sometime in July… If you have any questions please contact her at her email address which is: amkelly@laurens55.org
  •  2020 Raider Golf Tournament… Mark your calendars for Saturday, Juley 18, 2020 because that is when the raider Football team will be hosting a golf tournament at Lakeside CC… The tournament is to help the team raise funds for equipment and camps that the normal athletic budget does not cover… For more information about this tournament click here to open the brochure with more information and who to call if you still have questions or want to register your team for the tournament… Go Raiders!

 

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