The TEN: 7/20/2020

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

1. LAFC beat the LA Galaxy 6-2 Saturday night in the MLS is Back Tournament.

2. Dodger outfielder A.J. Pollack was late to camp because he had tested positive for the Coronavirus. He has since recovered.

3. The Toronto Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

5. Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is sidelined with oblique soreness.

6. Yasiel Puig, who signed with the Atlanta Braves last week, has tested positive for the Coronavirus and is now a free agent again.

7. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had Coronavirus and a fever of 104 degrees but has since recovered and has joined the team.

8. With the loss to LAFC, the Galaxy, with 1 point through 4 games, is off to the worst start in franchise history.

9. On this day in 1970 Bill Singer threw a no-hitter in the Dodgers 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

10. Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons turns 24 today.

4 Comments to "The TEN: 7/20/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 22, 2020 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    @ CIF DECISION: The director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer, said today that the coronavirus is about to become the current second-leading cause of death in the county, surpassed only by coronary heart disease.
    We ought to take this pandemic very seriously because it’s not even close to ending. If we can get it right with our mask-wearing, social distancing, and avoidance of large gatherings, we might be in a position to largely reopen our businesses, schools, and public activities within the next six months. Then, we can become more like New York City in a good way.
    We have to pretty much start the whole process all over again because of the huge upsurge in the virus that’s currently taking place. Collectively, we need to do a better job taking care of each other. It’s not all about convenience or individual “rights.”

    July 22, 2020 - 12:24 pm | Permalink

    I hear you on the matter of being concerned with those who are suffering and those who have died. Unfortunately, your comments say nothing about the far higher death count from heart disease, cancer, stroke, murders and suicides. Do those fatalities count, or are we only to focus on the new kid in town?

  3. ?'s Gravatar ?
    July 20, 2020 - 10:42 pm | Permalink

    @CIF: I’am wondering. How many deaths out of 10,000 would be enough for you to cancel high school sports ? Would 3 or 4 make a difference? Or would it take 100 or 1000? How about if the one or two deaths were your mom or little daughter? How about the thousands that are sick in the hospital though not dead with organs failing, brains losing function and still not recovered after months of illness. And how about all the doctors and nurses sacrificing themselves and their families to take care of folks infected by socal teen partiers and young adult party hearty types. Not on a soapbox. Only stating official facts.

    July 20, 2020 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    As expected, the state CIF office has pushed-back all sports, including football, to January of 2021. Governor Newsom has said that the deaths from coronavirus, which to date total 7,697 statewide, is high enough to warrant great concern. I did the math, and accounting for a reported population of 40 million in our state, this works-out to 2 deaths among every 10,000 Californians. This is tabulated using the official virus death count, which as most people recognize, includes a host of questionable criteria. These are the numbers that are being used to justify bankrupting businesses and cancelling football. Understand, I’m not on a soapbox crying foul…just reporting the official figures.

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