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Team Snellzila - 1, Team Garrett - 2

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Snell falls just short in the players tournament of MLB The Show Blake Snell Vs Hunter Pence Blake Snell representing the Rays, and he represented us well. Starting out the tournament, Snell went with the throwback Devil Rays jerseys, a clearly excellent choice. Snell’s semifinal matchup vs Pence started with a bit of controversy. After Snellzila mowed through the lineup with his own 99 rated player card, and got a nice sac fly to gain a 1-0 lead, digital Tropicana Field went dark. We are working to resolve the issue with the MLB The Show 20 Player Tournament...


View from the Catwalks: PTBNL named now!

Plus: PTBNL named now! Rays News The Opening day that wasn’t: Even though we’re apart, we can come together. #OpeningDayAtHome pic.twitter.com/1x9VCifRje— MLB (@MLB) March 26, 2020 Opening Day was supposed to be yesterday. The real Opening Day will have to wait, but the Rays are excited for that day to come: Opening Day will come. We will celebrate it with you all! pic.twitter.com/qffVSXgg5k— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 26, 2020 On what would have been Opening Day, we just want to say...We miss you, baseball. pic.twitter.com/WyOrGHr6Ht— Tampa Bay Rays...

New York Daily News

101-year-old Italian leaves hospital after beating coronavirus, local official says

He was born in the middle of a global pandemic and survived many other health crises and international conflicts, including World War II. But this 101-year-old Italian tough nut is not done beating the odds. The man, who’s been identified only as “Mr. P.,” was released from a hospital Thursday...


Rays hosting COVID-19 supply drive through Saturday, donate food stock

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Rays have donated the food from their three stadiums to COVID-19 relief. Anticipating shortages in the county-wide re- sponse to COVID-19, Pinellas County is running a supply donation event at Lot 4 of Tropicana Field (198 17th St. S.). Drop-offs began on Thursday and are open until 7 p.m. tonight, or tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. They are collecting personal protective equipment and disinfectants to be delivered to hospitals, first responders and more. For more specifics on items requested, visit stpete.org/emergency/covid-19.php . Last...

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Padres complete trade with Rays, send Esteban Quiroz to Tampa

There’s not much transaction news going on right now, but the San Diego Padres gave us something to talk about by completing the Tommy Pham trade. With the news cycle for baseball pretty much coming to a halt with the suspension of the season, the San Diego Padres confirming the name of “player to be […] Padres complete trade with Rays, send Esteban Quiroz to Tampa - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Mets' Noah Syndergaard undergoes Tommy John surgery

In an enormous blow to the Mets' 2020 season and potentially their 2021 season as well, right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery.

New York Daily News

Loneliness and suffering in the hospital during the coronavirus crisis

My pager goes off. “Patient tachypneic to 40s, please come assess.” It is 3 a.m., and I stumble out of the call room to go see Mrs. A. The room is quiet except for the beeping monitor. I approach Mrs. A’s bed to see her taking quick, shallow breaths. I reach out and grab her hand. I feel her squeezing...

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NYC DOT worker dies of coronavirus

A 21-year veteran of the New York City Department of Transportation was the agency’s first staffer to die from the respiratory virus. Irene Weiss, a community assistant in the parking meter collections department, died Thursday at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, the agency said in a statement...

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Custodian at NYPD headquarters is department’s first coronavirus death

A veteran custodian who worked at police headquarters in lower Manhattan became the NYPD employee to die of coronavirus Thursday. Dennis Dickson, 62, of Brooklyn, was hospitalized Tuesday, and died at Kings County Hospital Thursday, police said. A police source said Dickson was at work as recently...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies’ Red Pinstripes Repurposed to Help Fight COVID-19

Phillies red pinstripes are now being repurposed for desperately needed masks and gowns for hospital workers on the front lines fighting COVID-19. With healthcare facilities across the U.S. running low on supplies needed to help combat the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, coming up with innovative ways to replenish supplies, including gowns and masks, is a must. […] Phillies’ Red Pinstripes Repurposed to Help Fight COVID-19 - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show): Stay Safe

This week, we talk about a life without baseball. Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. We last recorded an episode from the East Coast of Florida, tingling with anticipation for a new baseball season. Man, oh man, how times have changed. Now, Brian and Chris discuss what a year without baseball may look like, both from a fan’s perspective and from a contractual one. Then, we discuss what the status of Noah Syndergaard will be for 2021 after his Tommy John surgery, as well as take a look at the...

Pinstripe Alley

PSA Night at the Movies: Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story

Photo by: Greg Cammett/Diamond Images/ Join us tonight as we watch a Chien-Ming Wang documentary Chien-Ming Wang’s success with the Yankees burned bright and fast. His trademark sinker had the weight of a bowling ball. He dared batters to give him their best swings, More often than not, when they did, they hit the ball on the ground for an easy out. Wang’s peak, from 2006-2007, saw him finish second in the Cy Young voting in ‘06. A baserunning accident in Houston in 2008 precipitated a series of catastrophic injuries, from which he would never regain form. The club non-tendered...


Padres top prospects: No. 23 Jorge Oña

Counting down the Padres' top-30 prospects: A shoulder injury derailed Jorge Oña's 2019 season just when he was beginning to make good on the Padres' initial $7 million investment

New York Daily News

Elmhurst Hospital in Queens had 13 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Elmhurst Hospital in Queens saw 13 coronavirus deaths in a single day — a seemingly staggering number that could look like a drop in the ocean once the apex of the pandemic hits. The city-run hospital, which has 545 beds, saw the deaths over a 24-hour period Tuesday, New York City Health and Hospitals...

New York Post

Doctors have coronavirus concerns about Noah Syndergaard’s elbow surgery

The tug-of-war between individual rights and sacrifice for the greater good has spilled into the sports arena with Noah Syndergaard’s looming Tommy John surgery. The Mets right-hander is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament, with a rehab that will keep him sidelined into the...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for March 26, 2020

Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery, but during a national health crisis how is he still able to get the surgery done? There are many questions facing the team now that they will be without one of their top pitchers and they will have to figure out what is next when the season gets underway. If there was ever a time to get the surgery, this would be a good year to do it because of the shortened season but it could end up making things worse...

New York Daily News

NYC nurse dies as medical staff overwhelmed with coronavirus cases

A nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital who had treated coronavirus patients has died from the rapidly spreading disease, officials said Thursday. Kious Jordan Kelly, a nursing manager at Mount Sinai West on 10th Ave. near 58th St., was hospitalized on March 17 and died Tuesday, NBC reported. Hospital administrators...


Padres send Esteban Quiroz to Rays to complete Tommy Pham trade

Padres minor leaguer Esteban Quiroz is the player to be named later in the Tommy Pham trade; Quiroz was on the fringes of the second base competition when Brian Dozier arrived on a minor league deal

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Mary Roman, celebrated senior athlete, dies from coronavirus at 83

An 83-year-old senior athlete and long-time city official in Connecticut has died from the coronavirus, officials said. Mary Roman passed away Monday at Norwalk Hospital, according to Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. "Mary was a wonderful person and an inspiration to us all," the mayor said in a statement....

New York Post

The challenges Mets may face in Noah Syndergaard-less world

Replacing Noah Syndergaard in the Mets’ rotation might not be as difficult as finding substitutes for his replacement. With Syndergaard scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday that will keep him sidelined into 2021, the Mets are minus a high-octane pitcher for this season (provided it eventually starts) but hardly in a crisis, according to...


Dodgers Injury Updates: Dustin May (Side Issue), Joc Pederson (Hip) Fully Recovered

During the early days of Spring Training this year, manager Dave Roberts noted the Los Angeles Dodgers were generally...

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: Radio silence

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Sterling OK with delayed season; a possible service time agreement; Judge injury gets weirder. New York Post | Andrew Marchand: We’re all being asked to make a number of sacrifices to fight the coronavirus outbreak around the world, but for some of us those asks are easier to come through than others. For longtime Yankee radio broadcaster John Sterling, delaying the start of the season is no sacrifice at all. Sterling, 81, understands how dangerous this infection can be and is happy to wait for the 2020 season to start once things have calmed down. FanGraphs | Dan...

Royals Review

Royals Rumblings - News for March 26, 2020

Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via It should be Opening Day. Royals Rumblings - News for March 26, 2020 Like Adalberto Mondesi, former Royals coach Dale Sveum was a switch-hitting shortstop who suffered a shoulder injury, writes Lynn Worthy. “Well, mine subluxed by just swinging the bat,” Sveum said. “Mine wasn’t like Mondesi dove for the ball and had a lot of momentum fall on his shoulder and it subluxes and does damage in there. Mine was I swung at an up and away fastball from Mitch Williams and felt like it just came out of socket, which it basically...

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Canada hospital repurposed HIV testing machines to analyze coronavirus testing swabs; could quadruple capacity to detect COVID-19

A hospital in Canada has successfully adapted two testing machines, which are normally used for HIV and hepatitis B, to analyze COVID-19 testing swabs. On March 21, the virology laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital started using a “new high throughput, fully automated COVID-19 testing method,” according...

New York Post

Mike Francesa blames Mets ‘dummies’ as Noah Syndergaard surgery ignites coronavirus outrage

Mike Francesa called the Mets “dummies” for announcing Tuesday that star pitcher Noah Syndergaard would undergo Tommy John surgery this week to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Many on social media were angered that Syndergaard would be undergoing the surgery, which has almost become a routine procedure for pitchers, in...

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates: Newest Pitching Injuries Update

While the MLB season continues to be under delay, the injured Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are rehabbing from previous injuries. Before the delay of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a handful of pitchers who were set to start the year off on the injured list. However, it seems most have made progress in their […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Newest Pitching Injuries Update - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Red Reporter

There will be Reds baseball to watch tomorrow after all - it’s just a bit dusty

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB via Baseball...remember that? Just barely over a year ago, Cincinnati Reds 2B Scooter Gennett tried to move a little too quickly for a Cactus League grounder, giving himself a groin injury that has more or less wrecked his career, in hindsight. While that was devastating at the time to a Reds club that had finally been active in trying to get better and win games, it opened the door for a former Miami Marlin who, to that point, was no owner of a roster spot. Derek Dietrich claimed said roster spot, and wasted little time endearing himself to Reds fans...

Lowe's home run lifts Rays to walk-off win | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/21/19

Condensed Game: Nate Lowe hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 11th inning, giving the Rays a 5-4 win over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://

Adames' walk-off lifts Rays in 11 frames | Red Sox-Rays Game Highlights 9/20/19

Condensed Game: Willy Adames lined the walk-off single in the 11th to deliver the Rays a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://www

Meadows' HR in 11th propels Rays | Rays-Dodgers Game Highlights 9/18/19

Condensed Game: Austin Meadows clubbed a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning to lead the Rays to a marathon win in extras Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https: