Best of the Week: 5/24/2020 – 5/30/2020


It’s been a terrible week. I contemplated posting nothing this week – how could there be a “best” anything with COVID deaths reaching 100,000 in the U.S., MLB firing scores of minor leaguers, and the death of George Floyd? And while 2020 likely had its worst week yet, there was one tiny bit of news that kind of, sort of, wasn’t awful: although minor leaguers are being released and others may or may not get their measly pay from their parent clubs, Dodgers’ pitcher David Price will be giving $1,000 to each of the Dodgers minor leaguers.

I mean, it won’t pay the rent, but at least he’s paying them more than MLB is.

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 5/17/2020 – 5/23/2020


Orioles’ great Brooks Robinson turned 83 on Monday and some of his friends and teammates threw him a birthday party on Zoom – which is one of the best things I’ve seen all year!

~ baseballrebecca

Best of the Week: 5/10/2020 – 5/16/2020


Earlier this week, the a Baltimore news station ran a story about Baltimore Orioles pitcher Evan Phillips and his fiance, Elizabeth Devita. The duo are making face masks to donate to healthcare workers. (Phillips measures and cuts the fabric, Devita does the sewing.) They are also selling the masks on Devita’s Etsy page and using the proceeds to buy more mask-making supplies. I only wish they’d shared that Etsy link – those O’s face masks are adorable!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 5/3/2020 – 5/9/2020


This past week we celebrated Opening Day in South Korea! Check out some of the sights and sounds from the festivities:

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 4/26/2020 – 5/2/2020


Last Wednesday, Stephen King and John Grisham got together on Zoom to discuss their new books, publishing, coronavirus… and baseball! King expressed what many of us are feeling: “For a while, I’ll go along and everything will seem cool and then I’ll realize I’m missing a big part of my life.” Grisham agreed, noting that we’re experiencing something that we’ve never had to experience before: “Baseball has survived everything. Depressions. Wars. Recessions. We’ve always had it.”

Check out their conversation in the video below – or fast forward to the 50:47 mark to catch their discussion of baseball:

 

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 4/19/2020 – 4/25/2020


Yesterday, Chef Jose Andres and his World Central Kitchen set up shop outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They will be there every Saturday as long as needed. They plan to provide about 10,000 to 20,000 meals each week. Since we can’t have baseball right now, this is a great use of the stadium!

~ baseballrebecca

Best of the Week: 4/12/2020 – 4/18/2020


Baseball is back! At least in Taiwan, where the Chinese Professional Baseball League celebrated Opening Day last week:

There may be no human fans, but there are fans:

And the rest of the world is really jealous right now!

~ baseballrebecca