Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dream Team Basketball gear is available.

When I was in my early teens, the Team USA Dream Team was the biggest thing that was happening. I remember I wanted some of the gear. I used to play basketball in Freshman and Sophomore years in HS 10 hours a day in the summer. Looks like the gear is back. Now I have to decide if I might buy any.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Baseball Players vs Owners playing 2020 season

NBA, NHL, MLS, AEW, WWE, probably the NBA have all worked out ways to bring sports (sports entertainment) back to the fans during this pandemic. Funny enough the players and owners of  the MLB can’t get out of their own way and bring baseball back. Honestly at this point, even though I love baseball, I feel like I don’t care if it comes back or not in 2020z

From the NY Post.

There will be more fights, naturally. There might not be much living for baseball, though, if the players and owners can’t find sufficient common ground in the next week or so to restart this pandemic-delayed campaign. And this sliding-scale concept, proposed by MLB to the players association on Tuesday, generated about as much excitement on the players’ side as did the “No postgame showers” suggestion.
As veteran pitcher Brett Anderson of the Brewers tweeted, “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys.”
Of course the players view this as a divisive tactic. How couldn’t they? Suddenly Gerrit Cole and his fellow baseball one-percenters find themselves with the dilemma of being either magnanimous or selfish? Yuck.
Don’t bother summoning setups that might seem comparable on the surface. The collectively bargained revenue-sharing rules, by which the big-market entity Yankees must write a check to the small-market Rays and so on, are founded on the principle of competitive balance. This idea emanates from the principal that the clubs want to save. When teams deploy sliding scales on their own employees, as the Mets recently did to control costs during the shutdown, they can do so unchecked. Whereas for teams to proffer that to a union, to instruct it how to divvy up its share of the kitty, feels patronizing.
Read more here.

Anyone else feel this way?

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

@QBConvention: Would you want to see a Queens Baseball Convention(QBC) Virtual event?

I have been tossing this idea around with Dan after seeing so many folks I know being a part of other type of virtual conventions. Would this be something that would interest you folks?

New York Mets donate 100,000 face masks to MTA

The New York Mets have joined the effort to keep MTA workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mets donated 100,000 cloth face masks to the transit agency, which is distributing them to its workers, the MTA announced Friday.
“On behalf of Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz and the entire Mets organization, we are proud to provide masks for the frontline workers at the MTA,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. “Providing masks is our way of saying thank you to these brave individuals for all they are doing during the pandemic.”
The masks are the Mets colors of blue and orange, and read “New York Tough.”
“I thank the New York Mets for this terrific delivery – it’s a home run for the MTA and its entire workforce who are the heroes moving heroes of this pandemic,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye. “I can’t wait to see the team on the field because I’m unbelievably bullish about their prospects.”
Read more here.

That's good to help out. But I thought that Essential workers need the N95s.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Have a safe Memorial Day.

Have a safe Memorual Day. Remember those that have gave their lives to keep us safe.