2020 MLB Mock Draft 5-15-20

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We don’t have any actual real sports, anywhere, for the foreseable future, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While playing games again is most likely weeks or in some cases months away, the respective drafts can still go ahead as planned, albeit in a very modified version.

And that means mock drafts will go on as planned too! With that in mind, our NBA mock draft can be found here, MLB is below and NHL can be found here. Finally, the 2021 NFL mock draft is at this link.

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New York Yankees the New World Series Favorites as MLB Restart Plans Ramp Up

Throughout the Major League Baseball off-season and preseason, we’ve seen a trio of teams essentially take turns as the overall favorite: the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Houston Astros. With MLB now ramping up plans to somehow return to action in 2020, the odds are shifting once again.

Despite all the obstacles and question marks, baseball brass are reportedly optimistic that we’ll have some kind of season in 2020, and that it could begin as early as July.

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Random Cooperstown: 10 Obscure Objects to See in the Baseball Hall of Fame

There will be a time when museums are open again, and we’ll all be free to enjoy them. That time is not next week, or next month, but it will return. For now, well as Albert Camus wrote on page 67 of The Plague: “once the town gates were shut, every one of us realized that all…were, so to speak, in the same boat, and each would have to adapt himself to the new conditions of life.”

That’s now, the rest of this month, and probably May as well, but in time public events will return and destinations like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will re-open. When they do, I highly encourage to get out and roam. Definitely go to Cooperstown! I went last August and I wrote up the experience here and here.

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Major Challenges Facing MLB During COVID19 Pandemic

The 2020 MLB season has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many professional sports leagues, including the NHL and the NBA have taken steps to cancel the rest of their seasons. Is the coronavirus bad enough to warrant such drastic actions? Find the answer to this question and much more in the article below. 

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Dock Ellis “D”: Story of Pirates Pitcher who Threw a No-Hitter on Acid

There have been approximately just 300 no hit games pitched in the history of baseball, a sport that goes all the way back to the 1870s. Of all those no-hitters, only one was achieved while tripping balls on LSD.

Yes, lysergic acid, or “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was one of many controlled substances in the bloodstream of Dock Ellis on June 12, 1970. The Pittsburgh Pirates hurler, known for not never pitching sober in his career, and a frequent user of “greenies,” dexamills and other metamphetamines, tossed a no no that night against the San Diego Padres. Listen below as we tell you the tale, in the 17th episode of “Let’s Get Weird, Sports.”

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Seven Sports Stars Who Passed Away in 2019

Consistently, we tragically need to bid farewell to some donning symbols. Some made it mature age, while others were lamentably taken in their prime before the world could truly observe the full degree of their donning ability. 

Here we’re going to investigate a portion of the biggest sports star we lost for the current year, recollecting their accomplishments and respecting their legacy. Here are 7 sports stars who died in 2019:

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Aaron Boone on ALCS Opponent: ‘be careful what you wish for’

Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees made quick work of the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS, sweeping them in three games, and outscoring them 23-7. That now makes the Yankees a perfect six for six when it comes to eliminating the Twins in the MLB postseason. Daffy Duck will beat Bugs Bunny before Minnesota wins an October series over the Yanks. 

The Yankees had four days off between the end of the regular season and Game one of the American League Division Series. They came in well rested, and performed phenomenally.

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Aaron Judge Fired Himself Up for ALDS by Watching 2017 Wild Card

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge made a lot of news yesterday during his ALDS Workout Day press conference. It started with the shirt he chose to wear, which was a variation of the Major League Baseball logo.The tee depicted Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner banging the top of a dugout with his bat in the space where you would usually find the MLB logo.

It’s an allusion to Gardner’s bat-banging tirades, which have become legendary among the Yanks and their fan base this season. Taking proper care of your bats is an important issue at all levels of baseball. Selecting the right bat matters a lot too. The titanic slugger also proclaimed 100% fitness, saying that his previously banged-up right shoulder is fine.

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Astros, Dodgers, Yankees Emerging as Strongest World Series Favorites

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It’s just 12 days until the Major League Baseball postseason begins and a little over a month until the 2019 World Series is upon us. This year the fall classic will begin with game one on Oct 22nd, and if necessary, end with game seven on Oct. 30th.

So who are the leading contenders to get there and win it all? Well, you have some of the usual suspects, but the heaviest favorite, according to the 2019 World Series Odds is actually a team with just one World Series title, achieved only two seasons ago- the Houston Astros. However, two Fall Classic regulars, the New York Yankees and L.A. Dodgers, are very close behind.

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Five Things to Know About Playing Baseball

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Playing baseball involves throwing, hitting, and catching the ball. If you have the skills, and the right playing equipment you can enhance your performance with regular practice. Reviews from Bat Sleeves on basketball player’s accessories and equipment show that, if you do not get high-quality gear and equipment, it becomes harder to train, and achieve excellence. If you know the rules of the game, and you are passionate about playing it, then you can excel in it. [Read more…]

How the Baseball Hall of Fame Acknowledges the Steroids Era

To me, the most interesting aspect of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is what passes as “the steroids wing.” The entire steroids era, from approximately the mid 1990s to the early 2010s is covered by just one display case, which focuses on artifacts relating to PEDs or performance enhancing drugs.

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Chicago Cubs Fan Guide to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown

Sometimes for better, often for worse, the Chicago Cubs have a very prominent place in baseball history. This is undeniable, as they are one of the sport’s biggest brands, and their imprint at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York  is expectedly massive.

Let’s take a look at what Cubs fans need to see and experience when they visit the Hall of Fame. First though a little history about why the museum is located where it is.

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