“It obviously lit a fire in the dugout,” Calhoun said. “We were able to smile in the dugout for the first time in a long time. We needed to relax, it felt like everyone was putting a lot of pressure on themselves to be the hero. Baseball doesn’t show up like that. It’s when you’re relaxed and in the flow of the game, that’s when special things happen.”
“...This is not the results from the team that we put on the field. And we have no excuses. We do not have one person that is injured. We have not been impacted by the virus. There are no excuses. We have played poorly.”
‘His fastball has reached career-low levels in each of his three starts this season.’
Madison Bumgarner averaged 88.1 mph on his four-seam fastball tonight.— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 5, 2020
That's his 3rd-lowest average 4-seamer velo in a game in his career.
The 2 outings with lower? His 2 prior starts this season.
Before 2020, his lowest was 88.7 mph Sept. 8, 2009.
“When you look at the history of this game and the names who have played and to be able to play for 10 years, the numbers are against you, so to reach that number is a huge accomplishment,” Jay said. “This is going to be the first individual accomplishment I’m very, very proud of. Winning the World Series is all about the team. Going to the playoffs is all about the team. But this is personal, and I will definitely cherish this.”
“Everyone must be accountable for their own conduct because the careless or reckless actions of a few can impact the health and well-being of everyone,’’ the league wrote in the memo, according to USA Today.
“Any covered individuals — whether players or club staff — who are found to have repeatedly or flagrantly violated the protocols, including refusing to wear a face covering when required and reminded to do so,’’ the memo reads, “risks being prohibited from further participation in the 2020 season and postseason (in the case of players, subject to the just cause provisions in the Basic Agreement). The Commissioner’s Office will send written warnings prior to any such action being taken.’’
“I don’t know what everyone did every waking moment, but I know everyone involved and they’re responsible people. I witnessed their responsibility. I know they were diligent at the ballpark and the protocols there, and I’m pretty confident people were diligent away from the ballpark,” Shildt said. “I’m sure people will pass judgment on it, but I would hope for some empathy what’s going on with the players.”
‘The maximum capacity for games is anywhere from 75-100 with social distancing rules in place. All in attendance are temperature checked and strict rules regarding the wearing of masks are enforced. A small group of league interns walk the ballpark where fans are given one warning to put masks back on, with ejection from the game should they be caught not wearing them a second time. Families are allowed to sit together, but no more than 5 to a group. Gallons of hand sanitizer are throughout the small ballpark, and signage informing fans about proper social distancing. No alcohol is served and only a limited food offering is provided’