The TEN: 7/28/2020

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

1. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is now a part owner of the Kansas City Royals.

2. All Miami Marlins games have been postponed until Sunday after 17 members of the traveling party tested positive for COVID-19.

3. Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals has tested negative six times total for the Coronavirus but still has not had back to back negative tests and is not allowed to return to the field.

4. Dodgers at Houston, Tuesday night 6:10 p.m. FS1.

5. The number one overall pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Joe Burrow, signed a four-year, 36.1 million contract.

6. Philadelphia Eagles WR Marquise Goodwin will opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns over COVID-19.

7. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower and Safety Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots are opting out of the 2020 season.

8. Lakers vs. Clippers Thursday night, 6:00 p.m. TNT, NBA restart.

9. LAFC beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 Monday night to advance to the Final 8 in the “MLS is Back” Tournament.

10. As of now the NCAA is allowing all major football teams to open the season on August 29th.

19 Comments to "The TEN: 7/28/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 30, 2020 - 4:20 pm | Permalink

    @ RAMS FAN: The teams that are scheduled to play the Marlins during the rest of this abbreviated regular season could end up getting some extra days off. I’d be very surprised if the Marlins can continue this year, unless they bring up a bunch of players from Triple-A or even Double-A.

  2. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    July 30, 2020 - 12:17 pm | Permalink

    @D-Mo, the looters and vandals are the ones that won’t vote come November. They are just opportunist and couldn’t give a hoot about politics.

  3. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    July 30, 2020 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    With just a 60 game schedule in 65 days the Marlins are done. But what happens to the teams they were scheduled to play and also the teams that weren’t scheduled to play them? Throws a huge wrench into the works for all of MLB. Maybe a best 50 games out of 60. How do you decide on playoff teams when one division has fewer teams. What a year!

  4. July 30, 2020 - 8:49 am | Permalink

    Gotta agree with Tank. Democrats seem a bit desperate and are acting very hateful and irresponsible. They are an embarrassment to this country. Like Stat Man, they all seem to have an inflamed case of TDS. I hope they quit burning stuff.

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 30, 2020 - 8:14 am | Permalink

    @ Everyone: I just want to clear up any possible confusion. The individual who identifies himself as “Stat Man” isn’t me. His rhetorical style varies greatly from mine; I don’t believe in using that kind of tone.

  6. July 29, 2020 - 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Some political posts just got accidentally deleted. My bad! Whoops! How did that happen? Haha!

  7. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 29, 2020 - 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Back to sports.
    I hope MLB can keep it together, with or without the Miami Marlins. That team might have to be completely dropped for the remainder of the season for the good of all the players, coaches, and management people on the other 29 teams.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if the entire Marlins organization has to be quarantined.

  8. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 29, 2020 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    @ Everyone: “Stat Man” is a different guy. Although I share his general perspective on this particular subject, his rhetorical style varies greatly from mine. I believe the best approach is to appeal to reason and keep the verbal heat down.

    @ My Two Cents: Another excellent post. William Barr has disgraced his office as U.S. Attorney General by using every legal or extralegal device at his disposal to bail out President Trump and his lawbreaking cronies like Michael Flynn and Roger Stone.
    The two of them are perfect for each other: a corrupt attorney general working for a corrupt president. The voters, and the verdict of history, will not be kind to either one.

    Alluding to Tim Peterson’s point, I know that I have little to no chance of changing the minds of people such as Tank and Money Matters.
    However, many of the comments they’ve made lately have been so wildly untrue or misleading that they demand a response. I respond to them primarily for the benefit of other readers who could otherwise get sucked in by nonsense.
    We could avoid these lengthy debates for the most part if the more extreme comments we see here weren’t posted in the first place.

  9. July 29, 2020 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    All these political posts crack me up. Someone always needs to get the last word. I know you are but what am I? Haha! What, are we 12? Also do you really think you’re going to change their mind? For the love of God let it go! Exactly why I stick to sports.

  10. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    July 29, 2020 - 2:48 pm | Permalink

    @Tank, would you be shocked if he is a criminal? He hasn’t done anything but 45’s dirty work since taking over for Session. When all else fells, you and Money Matters can always blame it on President Obama and Dr. Fauci.

  11. Stat Man's Gravatar Stat Man
    July 29, 2020 - 2:07 pm | Permalink

    @Tank & Friends: With your pitiful response it sounds like you may have been taking a double dose of chloroquine and bleach along with night demon alien sex visits according to Trump’s new go too Dr. Your boy had to find a new Dr. now that Fauci is 3 times more trusted than him. Enjoy your medicine and tell O’brien and Louie Gohmert hi and to quit being gomers and put on their masks.

  12. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    July 29, 2020 - 10:09 am | Permalink

    I love college football, high school football, and the NFL. The NFL has both parties involved making great amounts of money. I can see how badly the NFL players and owners want the season to start and finish, college football and high school is different. In college football the institutions will make a lot of money on the season while the players will not and could have health implications. High School football is different than the NFL and college football. The only people the makes money on High School football is CIF and that’s how they fund their salaries. I am a football coach and it would be greed by CIF if High School football is played this school year. The Marlins with all the help of professional baseball and precautions could not get it right, what makes you think that High School football will do better. Too much liability. I think it the people making the decisions will be enlighten after MLB stumbles all over itself.
    I know our national leadership mishandle this pandemic and maybe with different leadership we as a nation can get back on track and beat this. You know and I know if you have all the great players and a terrible coach you will lose, the United States have many great players but a terrible president. Until we change the coach we will lead the world in cases and deaths. I hate to say it but the American people did this to themselves. Michelle scolded the people that did not take advantage of the democratic process and they are paying the biggest price as far as deaths and social-economic inequalities.

  13. July 29, 2020 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    Stat Man,
    I hope you paid close attention to the news yesterday. Those “national leadership” folks once again displayed their mindlessness as they grilled our AG like he was a criminal. Can’t be sure, but maybe if the freaks leading the left would do their job and act like adults, the national leadership may operate at a more efficient level. But hate is a strong addiction. Probably stronger and more dangerous than the virus in a Cuomo nursing home. Hopefully Durham will put some of these desperate fools on notice when he starts prosecuting their lies, treason and sedition.

  14. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 29, 2020 - 7:13 am | Permalink

    @ Money Matters: A large number of the protestors wore masks, although many did not, and social distancing was often lost during the demonstrations. Peaceful protests, although completely justified, undoubtedly contributed to the spikes in coronavirus infections across the country.
    However, it’s clear (to me, anyway) that the main problem has been with the rugged individualists, the “coronavirus is a hoax” crowd, the gun-brandishing antigovernment types, and people who are simply ignorant or selfish. They scoff at medical science and refuse to do anything, such as wearing a face mask, that could likely prevent themselves or others from becoming ill. They have steadfastly refused to inconvenience themselves at any point during this pandemic.
    As a people, we’re suffering to a needless degree because of poor leadership on the national level, an over-emphasis on individual rights, and a failure by many to exercise personal responsibility.
    The lack of empathy, civic-mindedness, and common sense is tragic and nauseating.

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 28, 2020 - 11:58 pm | Permalink

    @Money Matters
    Deflecting are it’s finest. No actual facts or counter argument being presented. Just insult and think the virus is a joke. It’s people like you that make our country the joke it is right now. I love the US and it’s freedoms, but trolls like you just need to stop watching YouTube and actually do some reading of your own.

  16. Money Matters's Gravatar Money Matters
    July 28, 2020 - 9:05 pm | Permalink

    You’re probably right Ron….the toll would be higher without the implementation of those great measures, like ‘protesters’ jammed shoulder-to-shoulder for hours, without masks. Thank God for Newsome, who generously lets that stuff roll.

  17. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    July 28, 2020 - 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Look, it’s not that all humans are ignorant about certain issues. Rather many of us at the top of the food chain are just plain stupid. We watch the news hear the reports on what to do to stay as safe as possible from getting or transmitting COVID-19 to a person we may know or love, but we as humans are just to narcissistic and or stupid To believe it will affect us personally. So far almost 180,000 people have died, tens of thousands have gotten really ill. Yet, for 6 months, if those numbers double to 360,000 It still does not match how many people in the US who die from cigarette related illnesses. 480,000 a year including second hand smoke. As we all think that that is something we all can accept. Why because we know that it’s not going to happen to me and my family.

    Maybe to expedite the process, we can create a law that states, at least two days out of the week We must get together with people who have the Bug. Share it with everyone and those who have the best heath insurance can get help and the others who don’t might die. This way to “…if they are going to die, let them do so and decrease the surplus population.” E. Scrooge

  18. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 28, 2020 - 7:34 pm | Permalink

    @ Money Matters: Virus paranoia? Our country is at more than 150,000 coronavirus deaths and still counting, with no end coming in the short term. The toll would be far higher if it weren’t for the mitigation efforts we’re employing, such as business and school closures, mask-wearing, and maintaining social distance.

    Speaking of big-bucks sports, MLB is already facing a dilemma with its opening, as 13 members of the Miami Marlins (11 players and two coaches) have tested positive for the virus.
    Some news outlets are now reporting that an additional four members of the Marlins have just tested positive. If this report is true, the virus outbreak for the Marlins now stands at 17.

    As for extorted money, you must be talking about the tax revenue that’s collected by public school districts. (Parents of students who attend private schools voluntarily pay tuition and fees.)

  19. Money Matters's Gravatar Money Matters
    July 28, 2020 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Notice the rush to get the big-bucks sports back on the agenda, whereas the high schools, which operate on extorted money, can afford to indulge themselves in the rhetoric and shenanigans of virus paranoia.

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