Archives for May 2020

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Baseball Struggles to Reach a Deal to Return: If we can't enjoy the great game, we can at least enjoy another tradition -- strife between players and owners. Major League Baseball's plan to pay players a lot less for a shorter season isn't going over well. It proposes a scale that would cut salary 80% from the highest-paid players and 17.5% from the lowest. Players believe the owners promised in March to pay salaries in full prorated by games played. "Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys," responded Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:10 AM - 6 comments

May 26, 2020

May 25, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World: The NBA is strongly considering a plan to bring all teams to Disney World's Wide World of Sports complex to finish out the season. The site can hold up to 13 games at a time and the area also has the Orlando Magic's Amway Center home and UCF's Addition Finance Arena. Playing the NBA in empty arenas might curb the tradition of trash talking. "Players are allowed to talk trash with near-impunity in real games because television cameras can't catch most of what they say," reports CBS Sports.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:01 AM - 10 comments

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The same people who put Trump in office run the NFL. No wonder it's not diverse : "Only once in nearly two decades has a club been penalized for non-compliance: [with the Rooney Rule] when the Detroit Lions couldn’t keep it in their pants long enough to at least do the dance before hiring Steve Mariucci, earning them a $200,000 fine in 2003."

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 11:20 AM - 1 comment

May 21, 2020

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Hockey Is Not for Everyone: You ever fought for your life? Like, really fought for your life? In 2005, in a tiny arena in Windsor, Ontario, I fought for my life.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 05:08 PM - 3 comments

May 18, 2020

May 17, 2020

Excuse Me, Aren't You Johnny Bench?: A Blue-Emu commercial starring the Hall of Fame Cincinnati Reds catcher.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:49 PM - 6 comments

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An 82-game season? A universal DH? Key takeaways from MLB's 2020 proposal: MLB owners approved a proposal that aims to have Major League Baseball back in early July. Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly plans to present the proposal to players Tuesday.

posted by bender to baseball at 09:31 AM - 2 comments

May 11, 2020

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Monday Night Football Waives Tessitore, McFarland: ESPN is not keeping Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland on Monday Night Football next season. The shortlist of replacements includes Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.

posted by rcade to football at 08:15 PM - 3 comments

CFL Commissioner Says Season Likely to Be Cancelled: Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie told a government committee Thursday that the league's 2020 season is "very much in jeopardy" and cancellation is likely. He requested up to $150 million in government assistance for the CFL, which makes most of its revenue from ticket sales. The league's teams lost $20 million last year.

posted by rcade to football at 06:13 PM - 0 comments

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May 01, 2020

When Will Sports Return? Not Anytime Soon: Seven weeks after the pandemic brought the sports world to a historic halt, the Washington Post has checked in with the major U.S. sports leagues and found none close to a return. Among other sports, three have spectator-free returns planned: UFC on May 9, NASCAR May 17 and PGA Tour in June. Epidemiologist Jeffrey Shaman offers this spoilsport take on fanless proposals: "The problem, of course, is let’s say a hotel worker has it and has no idea. Will that potentially get one of the players sick? And then he gives it to the rest of the team?"

posted by rcade to general at 08:30 PM - 10 comments