The last major league spring training game was March 12, which was three weeks ago today. While longing for the little things I miss about baseball, please enjoy these tidbits on your Thursday morning.
Peter Gammons is (was?) high on the Dodgers this year, writing at The Athletic, “When the flight home boarded, I was convinced this was the Dodgers’ year, even if we wouldn’t be back in Glendale for weeks.”
We don’t know what the Dodgers’ (or Angels’) plans are for spending their $1 million pledged to help stadium workers, and some third-party concession workers are concerned, writes Bill Shaikin at the LA Times.
Ken Gurnick ranks his top Dodgers first basemen at MLB.com.
A few more Jimmy Wynn remembrances, from Joe Posnanski at The Athletic and Jay Jaffe at FanGraphs.
On the MLB front, the London series between the Cubs and Cardinals set for June 13-14 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced Wednesday.
More reaction from Wednesday’s SportsNet LA carriage deal with AT&T and DirecTV, from Justin Turner:
.@redturn2 talks about the AT&T deal, quarantine life, staying in shape and working with the @LADreamCenter.— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) April 1, 2020
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and from Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin:
I am so happy about the new tv deal. Finally, millions of tv viewers will be able to appreciate the great talent and mastery of Joe Davis, Orel Hershiser and Alanna. They are a super trio of broadcasters.— Jaime Jarrín (@JaimeJarrin) April 1, 2020