Thursday, March 12, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 3/12/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends

I feel ya, Jose!

How many of you folks remember this meme?

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1989 the Dodgers traded outfielder Mike Devereaux to Baltimore for starting pitcher Mike Morgan. Morgan would stay in LA for three seasons -- compiling a 33-36 record with an 3.06 ERA, 3.38 FIP and a 1.162 WHIP. In 2003 Mets catcher Mike Piazza charged the mound to go after Dodgers reliever Guillermo Mota during a spring training game at Thomas J. White Stadium in Port St. Lucie, FL. Mota plunked Piazza on the shoulder, so Piazza stormed after him -- even going so far as to enter the Dodgers clubhouse after the game. Both players would be suspended five games. Per Mike DiGiovanna at the LA Times:
"Where's Mota?" Piazza screamed, checking the trainer's room. "Where's Mota?" he yelled, walking through the clubhouse. Once he realized Dodger reliever Guillermo Mota had left, Piazza walked out the back door, got into his car and sped off.

  • Now this. Via Jeff Passan at ESPN -- "California order on gatherings of 250-plus could affect MLB games."
The California Department of Public Health said that "large gatherings that include 250 people or more should be postponed or canceled," including "professional, college and school sporting events." Similar edicts already forced the cancellation of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and A's and the potential move of the Seattle Mariners' opening series, probably to the Phoenix area, sources told ESPN.
How viable is a shortened season?
Quite viable, considering that previous seasons have been delayed or interrupted by work stoppages, most recently in 1995, when teams began play in late April and the schedule consisted of 144 rather than 162 games. 
Ideally, the owners would want to play a full season and not sacrifice any money from attendance, TV contracts and other sources of revenue. One extreme step would be for MLB to cancel the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium and use that week to make up games. The idea of extending the season beyond its scheduled conclusion on Sept. 27 and playing postseason games at neutral sites with domed or retractable-roof parks already has been discussed, one source said.

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