The TEN: 7/3/2020

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. FedEx, which has naming rights to the stadium in which the Washington Redskins play, made a request Thursday that the team change its nickname.

2. Monrovia football will hit the practice field Monday July 6.

3. The NBA has had a total of 25 players test positive for the coronavirus out of a pool of 351 who have been tested since June 23.

4. The NFL has shortened its 2020 preseason to two games.

5. The New York Mets still pay Bobby Bonilla $1.19 million every July 1 and will continue to do so until 2035.

6. The Lakers signed guard JR Smith for the rest of the season.

7. The Clippers shut down the team’s practice facility after a positive coronavirus test within the traveling party headed to Orlando Florida.

8. On this day in 1970 Clyde Wright threw a no-hitter in the California Angels 4-0 win over the Oakland A’s.

9. Former Angels pitcher Frank Tanana turns 67 today.

10. Texas A & M football was placed on probation for one year and head coach Jimbo Fisher was given a six month show-cause order after he and the program were found to have violated NCAA recruiting and athletic-related activity rules.

11 Comments to "The TEN: 7/3/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 12, 2020 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    @ Tim: Ah, OK. Adrian Gonzalez had several excellent seasons for the Dodgers, so that trade was definitely worth it. He was the player they wanted the most.

  2. July 12, 2020 - 12:24 am | Permalink

    @Ron. Actually Carl Crawford was in the trade in which the Dodgers landed Adrian Gonzalez from the Red Sox in 2012. Josh Beckett and Nick Punto also came over.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 11, 2020 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    @ The Upside: The Detroit arena just got demolished; no rioters were needed.

    @ Grim Reaper: Yep, Mookie Betts really needs to come through with a career 37 per cent of a regular season for the Dodgers. It’s especially true now because his old friend from Boston, David Price, won’t be throwing any pitches for L.A. this year.
    As I recall, Carl Crawford was thrown in as part of the trade for Manny Ramirez in 2008. If the Dodgers were going to get Ramirez, they had to take Crawford as well.
    Unfortunately, we can’t always get everything the way we want it.

  4. Go Stangs's Gravatar Go Stangs
    July 11, 2020 - 7:47 pm | Permalink

    @The Upside

    There is the merch angle, but Snyder really screwed up. He’ll be changing up soon just to maintain the financial status quo. But he’s been whining about needing a new stadium for a few years. I always assumed he’d use the team name as a bargaining chip to get a free stadium in the District. Now he’s cashing it in late for a lot less.

  5. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    July 10, 2020 - 8:52 am | Permalink

    Is TP on vacation?

  6. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    July 9, 2020 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    7-10-20 Mookie Betts still has Zero Hits

    In Spring training he has a 238 avg and a 547 OPS He will play 60 games, maybe..

    Still the worst Rent a free agent signing in LA Doyer history.

    You trade with the Boston Red Sox at your own risk, at least Carl Crawford got a hit or two for the Doyers.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2020 - 8:53 am | Permalink

    New head coach at Gabrielino. Lorenzo Mena. GHS alumni.

  8. One's Gravatar One
    July 8, 2020 - 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I hear the Redskins are about to change their name to The Rioters, and they’ll resume their games in the fall of 2022 at Take-a-Knee stadium.

  9. ?'s Gravatar ?
    July 7, 2020 - 6:09 am | Permalink

    Any word if Gabrielino High has a new football coach?

  10. The Upside's Gravatar The Upside
    July 4, 2020 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    In the asinine race to see who can be more politically correct than the next guy, the Redskins’ renaming of their team has one big benefit: a boatload of new merchandise sales. In keeping with this new enlightened thinking, the owners really need to take the next step: letting rioters come in free to destroy the arenas.

  11. Worth Pondering's Gravatar Worth Pondering
    July 3, 2020 - 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Let’s say that Lebron James tests positive for the virus, and is unable to play in the shortened season. How excited should we all be about watching the Lakers play without their MVP? With several key players likely to be sitting because of their COVID situation, is this season going to have any validity whatsoever?

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