We are now 83 days away from Vanderbilt football’s scheduled season opener against Mercer. There is currently no #83 on the roster since C.J. Bolar transferred to Alcorn State.
Optional Musical Accompaniment
Tom Kreager on the choice Robert Hassell III now faces: Vanderbilt or the Padres. (My guess: he will choose the Padres.)
Updated: Is baseball coming back?
The Major League Baseball Players Association has rejected MLB's latest proposal and will not counter, sources tell ESPN. In a letter to the league, the union asked MLB to inform it of how many games it intends to play and when players should report.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 13, 2020
Players’ position becomes clearer: let MLB decide how many games willing to impose at full prorated, then file a grievance that MLB failed best efforts to play as many games as possible.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 13, 2020
Major League Baseball has issued a statement in response to the MLB Players Association asking the league to set a schedule for the 2020 season rather that continue discussions on a return-to-play scenario. pic.twitter.com/a27ODsmplQ— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 14, 2020
What 2020 was missing, of course, was a good old-fashioned MLB labor dispute.
(For the record: this is entirely the owners’ fault; the owners should have either foreseen the possibility of no fans back in March or they shouldn’t have agreed to full prorated salaries.)
Actual Sports on TV
Golf, because that’s what you’re going to get. Final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge (a.k.a. The Colonial) from 12-2 on the Golf Channel, then moving to CBS at 2 PM CT.
Also, German soccer: Mainz v. FC Augsburg (8:30 AM CT, FS1), Schalke 04 v. Bayer Leverkusen (11:00 AM CT, FS2.) And, of course, parlagi has pointed out the explicit weirdness in the SEC Network’s TV schedule this afternoon starting around 1 PM. It is like somebody at the network finally said “ah, fuck it, everybody is sick of watching the same games from last year, let’s pull out some shit from the 1980s.” (But they aren’t showing any Vanderbilt games, because of course they’re not.)