Happy Sunday, BBN! The week for sports is finally here. This Thursday, the MLB makes its return and in 12 days the NBA will resume its season inside the bubble, but for now, let’s get you caught up on the last Sunday of sports headlines without America’s four premier professional sports.
Isaiah Jackson is in Lexington
After weeks of delays, Isaiah Jackson has finally arrived in Lexington to fill out the rest of Coach Cal’s roster for the upcoming season.
— ?????? ???????? (@IJackson22) July 19, 2020
While the reasons for the delays are unknown, Jackson is in Lexington regardless and will join the team for workouts on July, 20th.
Final Round at Muirfield
Today, the PGA will wrap up the final round of the Memorial Tournament. Tiger barely made it through the weekend and a poor performance on Saturday has him tied for 37th at +2. Here’s how the top five looks:
1. Jon Rahm -12
T2. Ryan Palmer -8
T2. Tony Finau -8
4. Danny Willett -6
T5. Henrik Norlander -5
T5. Jason Day -5
Final Round coverage will begin on the Golf Channel at 1:00 PM and will carry over to CBS at 3:30 PM
A Glimpse at Baseball in 2020
Last night some MLB teams knocked off the rust with intrasquad scrimmages and a couple of them happened to be televised, giving us a look into what is going to be a weird year of baseball in 2020. First, in New York, there were fan cutouts behind the plate, Clint Frazier wearing a mask, said player hitting a home run to no applause, and no one in the stands to catch the long ball.
Clint Frazier out here hitting masked second-deck tanks pic.twitter.com/JaVngQsH6H
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) July 19, 2020
In Cleveland, a new handshake technique? I’m not sure how this accomplishes social distancing or why it would matter since they’ve been in the same dugout, but hey, whatever works for ’em. ¯\_(?)_/¯
Kickin' it in 2020. pic.twitter.com/bGda7gAza6
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 19, 2020
On a serious note ahead of the MLB season, the Blue Jays will NOT have any home games during the global pandemic. On Saturday the Canadian Government decided it is too unsafe for the Blue Jays to travel back in forth between the United States, considering the fact that the US has been one of the hardest-hit countries by COVID-19.
The Blue Jays do have home options, however. They have their spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, but considering the huge spike that is happening in Flordia, the Jays may defer to their minor-league stadium in Buffalo, New York just across the Niagara River.
An Important Week for SEC Football
This week is very important for the start of College Football. The SEC could meet as early as late this week to decide the fate of college football in the south. This week’s numbers and behavior will play a very big role in that decision. However, the damage may have already been done. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for low numbers, not just for the sake of college football, but for the sake of our peers.
Mask up, BBN, and stay safe!