The TEN: 7/30/2020

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

1. Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams has decided to opt out of the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns.

2. The Philadelphia Phillies series with the Toronto Blue Jays has been canceled after a coach and a member of the clubhouse staff tested positive for the coronavirus. However no players have tested positive.

3. In the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2020, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was ranked number four. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was number one.

4. The LA Chargers signed defensive end Joey Bosa to a five-year, $135 million extension.

5. Former Angels/ Red Sox manager John McNamara passed away at the age of 88.

6. Former USC baseball coach Mike Gillespie passed away at the age of 80. Gillespie coached USC from 1987 to 2006 leading the Trojans to five PAC-10 titles, 14 NCAA Regional appearances, four college World Series berths and a 1998 College WS championship.

7. Lakers star Anthony Davis is expected to play against the Clippers in the NBA restart Thursday night despite missing a scrimmage and a practice after being poked in the eye.

8. Lou Henson, who left college basketball as the winningest coach at both New Mexico State and Illinois, passed away at the age of 88.

9. Zero NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus out of 344 tested in Orlando since last results were announced July 20.

10. “Bregman, Altuve and Springer went 0-22 combined?!?! LMFAOOOOOOOOO” – Dodger pitcher Joe Kelly on Twitter.

6 Comments to "The TEN: 7/30/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 1, 2020 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    @ RAMS FAN: You might have a point there. But, it could depend on whether the Astros are a good team by then. We can always hope that they’ll become irrelevant for years to come.

  2. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    July 31, 2020 - 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Ron to be fair, since Houston cheated for at least a 162 game season, and this is only a 60 game season, the lesson teaching should last through the All Star break next year.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 31, 2020 - 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Hey, Pedro Baez throws hard; he should at least be allowed to pitch inside. Maybe the Dodgers can use him a time or two against the Astros so he can share the load in doing this important job.
    Why should it all be on Joe Kelly? Perhaps the Dodger pitchers can avoid future suspensions by simply not throwing behind any Houston batters.
    I believe that the lesson being taught to the Astros might have to continue for a while longer.

  4. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    July 30, 2020 - 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Every team that plays the Astros should activate a marginal hard throwing middle reliever prior to the series to do that exact thing. Suspension? Who cares.
    Springer, Altuve, Bregman should all wear bruises like they were playing paint ball in their underwear.

  5. MLB's Gravatar MLB
    July 30, 2020 - 6:28 pm | Permalink

    What if the Astros without their sign stealing, pitch stealing, hidden mics etc. ended up with a bad record and Altuve, Springer and Bragman’s stats nose dived. Should they take another look at their World Series Champion award?

  6. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    July 30, 2020 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I like Joe Kelly more every day. About as subtle as a freight train.

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