The TEN: 7/22/2020

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

1. The Dodgers will open the 2020 season Thursday against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Johnny Cueto will start for the Giants.

2. Veteran defensive end Michael Bennett, a three-time Pro Bowler, announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 years.

3. The NBA announced they had zero positive tests for the coronavirus in its latest round of testing in Orlando.

4. Giants Manager Gabe Kapler kneeled during the National Anthem before a game with the Oakland A’s on Monday.

5. MLB had just five positive test for the Coronavirus over the past week.

6. The Galaxy’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has left the MLS is Back Tournament with a calf injury.

7. The Rams announced that their new SoFi Stadium will be at limited or no capacity this season.

8. Pittsburgh or Baltimore are options for home games for the Toronto Blue Jays this season after they were banned from playing in Toronto due to COVID-19.

9. The NFL offered the NFL player’s association the option of playing no preseason games for 2020.

10. The Dodgers optioned infielder Gavin Lux to the minors.

8 Comments to "The TEN: 7/22/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 23, 2020 - 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Well, I have to fact-check myself this time.
    The Dodgers and Giants knelt en masse to show their support for the cause of social justice, but they did that before the national anthem was played. Most of the players and coaches on both teams stood up for the anthem.
    Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts, Giants manager Gabe Kapler, and several Giants players did kneel during the anthem itself.
    I didn’t tune into the game until the first inning, and then ESPN showed the videotape of everyone kneeling along the baselines, so I thought that took place during the anthem.
    I guess I can’t miss the national anthem any more. We certainly live in interesting times.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 23, 2020 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    FYI: For those who weren’t watching the game on television, nearly all of the players and coaches for both the Dodgers and Giants knelt during the national anthem on opening night at Dodger Stadium.

    Clayton Kershaw was scratched before his scheduled opening-game start due to back discomfort, and Dustin May started in his place. Dodger manager Dave Roberts, during an in-game interview, hinted that Kershaw’s back issue was minor.
    Mookie Betts, the Dodgers’ $365-million man, started in right field.

  3. Go Stangs's Gravatar Go Stangs
    July 23, 2020 - 4:47 am | Permalink

    I sure hope you don’t complain too much about cancel culture or politically correct snowflakes. I’m probably agree with you if you did, but you don’t seem to be much different yourself.

  4. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 22, 2020 - 5:55 pm | Permalink

    The Dodgers just went all-in with Mookie Betts; a 12-year contract for hundreds of millions of dollars.
    Yikes. What are they thinking?

  5. Fan's Gravatar Fan
    July 22, 2020 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

    During the tense days of panic and today the tenser days of panic show hundreds of Sofi workers have tested positive. Not sure they would want to see a game with their workmates and paying fans would not like it for sure. Banks that loaned millions to Sofi must be nervous.

  6. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    July 22, 2020 - 1:08 pm | Permalink

    What would be the fate of Clayton Kershaw had he played for the Red Sox instead of the Dodgers? Would it have been Bill Buckner like?

  7. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    July 22, 2020 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    #4 If MLB doesn’t address this “kneeling” issue they will find themselves in the same situation as the NFL & NBA. Fan alienation. Gabe Kapler and his misfits are an embarrassment to baseball fans. No politics or politically correct phrases on jersey’s should be tolerated in professional sports. It’s supposed to be entertainment not campaigning. 60 game season or 162 game season, if the Dodgers allow any players to kneel I am out!

  8. A Suggestion's Gravatar A Suggestion
    July 21, 2020 - 11:38 pm | Permalink

    If the Rams and Chargers are basically losing the ticket revenue, how about making a nice gesture toward the construction crew who worked on this place during the tense days of COVID panic, and let them in to see the games free? They could be spaced farther apart than when they were building the stadium, so health issues are zilch.

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