ESPN to air Roy Halladay documentary on May 29 — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

On the 10-year anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins, ESPN will air a documentary about former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay.

ESPN to air Roy Halladay documentary on May 29 — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Poll suggests Canadian sports fans will be leery about attending pro events even when pandemic eases — Winnipeg Sun

If the Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers were to start up play in the fall and there were no restrictions on fans entering stadiums, would you attend? Read More

Poll suggests Canadian sports fans will be leery about attending pro events even when pandemic eases — Winnipeg Sun

On this Date, 1969: Oakland Oaks win ABA championship — Times-Standard

(This story was originally published on May 8, 1969) By Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune The Oakland Oaks are champions of the American Basketball Association, and talking of a dynasty. The Oaks polished off Indiana in the fifth game of their seven-game series, 135-131 in overtime, before 6,340 at the Oakland Arena to complete a magic…

On this Date, 1969: Oakland Oaks win ABA championship — Times-Standard

Bundesliga To Restart May 16; Germany Soccer League Ends Hiatus First — NESN.com

Germany soon will provide soccer-starved fans something to consume. The Bundesliga announced Thursday in a press release the German first and second divisions will resume their respective seasons May 16 with the playing of Round 26 games. Germany’s domestic league will become the first major soccer competitions to restart play, following a two-month-long hiatus due…

Bundesliga To Restart May 16; Germany Soccer League Ends Hiatus First — NESN.com

NESN Diary: Unpacking Brendan Leipsic’s Despicable Comments (And Other Random Thoughts) — NESN.com

Each day during the sports pause stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, NESN.com will publish a diary full of random thoughts, opinions, takeaways, and other cool tidbits we’ve stumbled across in the absence of actual games. Because why not? We’re all in this together. If you never heard of Brendan Leipsic, chances are that changed Wednesday.…

NESN Diary: Unpacking Brendan Leipsic’s Despicable Comments (And Other Random Thoughts) — NESN.com

Cal Ripken Jr. suggests throwing at batters would fix sign stealing — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. recently suggested that giving hitters chin music would solve the problem of sign stealing in baseball.

Cal Ripken Jr. suggests throwing at batters would fix sign stealing — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Red Sox’s Collin McHugh Says MLB Can’t Make Return Mandatory For Players — NESN.com

Major League Baseball is eager to start its season. The league reportedly proposed starting a second training camp in June with the regular season following in July to its players association. An Opening Day on July 1 has been floated around, optimistically speaking, but everything rides on two things. The coronavirus, and the players’ actual…

Red Sox’s Collin McHugh Says MLB Can’t Make Return Mandatory For Players — NESN.com

Collin McHugh, who the Boston Red Sox signed a week before the original spring training got shut down, told MassLive’s Chris Cotillo that the league can’t force players to play if they’re uncomfortable with it. Here’s what McHugh had to say: We’re in a situation right now where you can’t make this mandatory. You can’t tell a guy you have to come play or else your roster spot is not going to be here when you come back. You can’t tell a guy to risk his life and the life of his family and the lives of anyone he chooses to be around to come play this game. There’s probably going to have to be some waivers signed and whatever else you need to have done to make guys feel comfortable coming back. Then, MLB and the teams are going to have to do everything in their power so that we go about this in the best way possible and don’t just start playing games, but really set an example of how to do this, how to do it well and how to do it safely. I’m probably in the minority here because I see baseball for what it is, which is an amazing game but not an essential activity. We’ve got a lot of things going on in this world that we need to happen and need to get going, and we need to do it in a safe manner. It’s going to be really hard to get the risk level down to zero no matter what we’re doing. As long as this virus is still out there and as long as we don’t have a treatment or vaccine, there’s going to be risk inherent in leaving your house. For me, as a major league baseball player and as a husband and father, I want to make sure I’m protecting myself and my family, first and foremost. With all this anticipation for sports to come back, how the players feel about returning to play has been overlooked. At the end of the day, it’s their call.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/red-soxs-collin-mchugh-says-mlb-cant-make-return-mandatory-for-players/