MLB’s “Plan” Was Never Going To Work [PODCAST]

first_img 1080p HD About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490 Major League Baseball’s flawed return to play plan was on full display over the weekend when multiple Miami Marlins players tested positive for COVID-19. According to manager Don Mattingly, the team itself made the decision to play Sunday despite the positive tests.As of Tuesday morning, 17 team members have now tested positive for the virus. Two games originally scheduled for Monday were canceled due to the outbreak. 720p HD 360pcenter_img Auto (360p) 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip MLB and its players’ union’s hubris in eschewing the bubble format that has been working for the NBA, NHL and MLS will ultimately be its demise.The Minnesota Twins in the Shortened 2020 SeasonDave OverlundTwins PanoramaGet to know your Minnesota Twins for the 2020 season.Getty ImagesJorge PolancoJorge Polanco is expected to be the starting shortstop for the Twins in 2020. He will likey be their #2 hitter.Getty ImagesJosh DonaldsonJosh Donaldson was the big free agent acquisition of the Twins this offseason. He’s expected to add some home runs to the bomba squad.Getty ImagesJosh DonaldsonDonaldson takes batting practice in the cage.Getty ImagesKenta MaedaKenta Maeda came to the Twins in a trade with the Dodgers for hard throwing prospect Brusdar Graterol. Maeda should begin the season in the Twins’ rotation.Getty ImagesNelson CruzNelson Cruz is shagging some ground balls here. He didn’t play in the field last season and isn’t expected to do that this season either. The 40-year old will be the Twins’ full-time DH.Getty ImagesRocco BaldelliManager Rocco Baldelli enters his 2nd season as the Twins’ manager with high hopes for a return trip to the playoffs.Getty ImagesSummer WorkoutsThe Twins are stretching on an overcast day at Target Field.Getty ImagesTwins Working OutMarwin Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz are stretching before practice. Gonzalez is expected to see time all over the diamond again this season including the outfield 3rd base and first base.Getty ImagesWes Johnson and Jose BerriosJose Berrios will be the opening day starter on the mound for Twins. He is the staff ace and is coming off a solid 2019 season.last_img read more

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Improved player relations paramount – Skerritt

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Cricket West Indies presidential candidate, Ricky Skerritt, wants to see increased trust and respect in the relationship between players and the governing board. Skerritt, who is challenging the incumbent Dave Cameron for the top spot at the May 24 elections, said players openly questioning the board on matters needed not be interpreted as rebellion.“What we must not do is assume that because a player queries a contract or a player seeks better incomes and other benefits, that player suddenly becomes any enemy of the board,” the Newsday quoted Skerritt as saying.“We need to develop trust, we need to show by our actions and by our decisions that we are concerned about the well-being of players as well as the well-being of cricket and where we need to do awareness building and education with players.” Player relations with the board have been strained at points throughout Cameron’s tenure. In 2014, the Windies abruptly quit the one-day tour of India over a pay dispute, which led to the cancellation of the subsequent Test series.Two years later, the buildup to the Twenty20 World Cup in India was plagued with a bitter contract squabble between the board and players, leading then captain Darren Sammy to speak about “disrespect … from our own cricket board”.Skerritt, a former West Indies manager, said he had spoken to one player who believed he had been blacklisted by the current administration. “Now if he is mistaken, just the fact that he has that perception is scary,” Skerritt pointed out.“Presidents and vice-presidents and other administrators should not be scaring players. We don’t have to agree with some of the thoughts that players have and vice versa, but there should be no fear, there should be mutual respect.”Skerritt is seeking to topple Cameron who is bidding for his fourth straight term in charge of the CWI. The former St Kitts and Nevis Cabinet minister has as his running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow, the president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association. Cameron, meanwhile, will be partnered by current CWI vice-president, Emmanuel Nanthan.last_img read more

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Drake works with trainer of Anthony Joshua and Cristiano Ronaldo in boxing drills

first_img ANOTHER ONE AJ insists he was serious about sparring Fury – ‘I might batter him around the ring’ Canelo, Joshua and Wilder pick up prestigious Ring Magazine awards for 2019 Frank Warren names four dream fights he wants to make in 2020, including Fury vs AJ Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST BOXING NEWS MONEY AJ reacts after Hearn reveals he is on verge of being forced to vacate world title Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib officially announced with date and venue confirmed But his latest video showing the 31-year-old working on his reflexes suggest he is starting to take boxing a little more seriously.Jamie Reynolds (who goes by the username @jamie_velocity) is the strength and conditioning coach of the world heavyweight champion, and his clientele include a raft of top-level footballers.Ronaldo’s Juventus teammate Miralem Pjanic and Premier League stars Marcus Rashford and Troy Deeney are just a few of the many athletes who work with the world-renowned coach.During pre-season in 2017, former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho revealed he was stunned with Rashford’s physical evolution. CELEBRATION PLANS Drake displayed his boxing skills on Instagram after working with the same trainer who works with Anthony Joshua and Cristiano Ronaldo.The Canadian rapper – whose real name is Aubrey Graham – revealed last December he had taken up the sport for fitness purposes. Rap star Drake has taken up boxing with the help of an A-List trainer POLITICS Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect STOPPED PLAN POWER ‘His punch power is 10 out of 10’ – What it’s like to take a Deontay Wilder punch 1 Meet Russian brute Evgeny Romanov, the only man to knock out Deontay Wilder SHOCK Taking training to new depths💧 pic.twitter.com/n3B5m6LbUr— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) January 24, 2018 Reynolds incorporates calisthenics into his workouts to strengthen the core of his clients as well as by building size and adding power.He is currently working with heavyweight champion Joshua ahead of world title fight with the 315 lbs unbeaten American Jarrell Miller, whom the Brit has promised to knock out.last_img read more

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