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What the world is dealing with right now is unprecedented, but sports can bring healing during uncertain times which Bobby Valentine knows well.
Voice of the Mets, Howie Rose could have never imagined anything like what is happening now but he too thinks baseball could help bring a feeling of normalcy whenever this crisis ends.
Service time was a major sticking point for the players and with the agreement reached, those who were eligible for free agency at the end of the season will still become free agents which includes Marcus Stroman.
No baseball was played on Opening Day but baseball being pushed back will probably lead to a different Mets lineup than the one that would’ve taken the field had baseball been played as scheduled.
Paul Sewald and Daniel Zamora were optioned to Triple-A before news of the new agreement was reached.
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The new agreement that was reached between the league and players gave the players the service time they were asking for, but it also puts more money in the pockets of the owners and it is disastrous for minor league players with future drafts being cut.
Fanatics will be using the fabric that they normally use to make jerseys to instead make masks and gowns for medical professionals dealing with the pandemic.
It was supposed to be the most glorious day of the year but all the ballparks were empty on Opening Day and all that is left is the hope that some semblance of normalcy will some day return.
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Vasilis Drimalitis tried to come to terms with spending Opening Day without baseball being played.
We have now entered the round of 16 in the March Bad-ness Tournament. The voting gets tougher so choose wisely.
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Happy Birthday Brandon Nimmo and Matt Harvey!