Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Happy Friday! Yesterday was supposed to be Opening Day across Major League Baseball. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, but luckily there were plenty of past games to be seen across a plethora of different platforms.
From MLB on YouTube “Opening day may be postponed, but unity, hope, and community don’t have to be.” Major League Baseball released a promotional spot for its “Opening day at home” campaign, a series of classic games broadcast across multiple platforms on Thursday in lieu of real, live baseball.
Photo by John Cordes /Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images A look back at past opening days on the day we were supposed to have another. The Angels last won on opening day in 2013, a 3-1 win over the Reds in Cincinnati.
Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Bard, Buchter, Hermosillo, and Walsh optioned to the minors The Angels made a few more roster moves on Wednesday evening, optioning four players to Triple-A Salt Lake — pitchers Luke Bard and Ryan Buchter, outfielder Michael Hermosillo and infielder Jared Walsh.
Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images Veteran LHP Buchter has a 2.86 career ERA in parts of 5 MLB seasons with the Braves, Padres, Royals, and A’s. We might not know exactly when opening day will be in 2020, but Sunday’s transaction is a strong indication that left-hander Ryan Buchter will be included on the Angels’ initial roster.
Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Missing the annual Angels vs. Dodgers spring meeting The Freeway Series was supposed to start today, with both the Angels and Dodgers back in California after closing up camp in Arizona.
The dollar amount of this payment is yet unknown, although it still represents a positive step taken by the league to support the players who might be affected most by baseball’s shutdown.Teams will have until the day before the beginning of the season to finalize those roster decisions.
The Los Angeles Angels on Thursday fired longtime team employee Bubba Harkins, allegedly for providing illegal substances that could be used to doctor baseballs, per a story from the Los Angeles Times. The Angels confirmed the firing but did not share more details for legal reasons, according to The Los Angeles Times’ Maria Torres.
Skaggs died on July 1, 2019, after choking on his own vomit in a hotel room in Texas. An autopsy that was publicly released nearly two months later revealed that he had fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system.
Everyone watching there at the driving range was in awe, and we’re on that same page. Seriously, that ball may never come back down to Earth. And even better, it was dead straight. Some people are just born with it, folks.
Joe Maddon has opened up about the ending of his tenure with the Chicago Cubs, and the new Los Angeles Angels manager revealed that philosophical differences between himself and the organization played a significant role in his departure.