Best of the Week, 6/28/2020 – 7/4/2020


The “Tip Your Cap 2020” campaign is gaining momentum with numerous politicians, athletes, actors, and other famous people tipping their caps to honor the Negro Leagues 100th Anniversary. As Bill Clinton said, “the Negro Leagues made baseball better and America better.”

~ baseballrebecca

Best of the Week, 6/21/2020 – 6/27/2020


Baseball is back! I think the Royals when for the best announcement video, though the Nats come in second (I think some of these teams have just been sitting on these waiting for when they could post them):

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WE. ARE. BACK.

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~ 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: 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

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 4/5/2020 – 4/11/2020


The Best of the Week: Cal Ripken, Jr., joined Twitter! Ripken was encouraged to join Twitter in order to promote his latest endeavor to help feed families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cal, brother Bill, and their Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation have joined Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and the Kevin Harvick Foundation to create the “Strike Out Hunger” campaign.  Together, these organizations have contributed $250,000 to Feeding America and their member food banks across the country.

We can always count on the Iron Man to help support the community. And we love his reminiscing and dog pictures, too!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 3/29/2020 – 4/4/2020


The Best of the Week was the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame’s announcement that they would be producing a Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead! The Bobble Hall is taking orders now and expect to begin shipping them in July. In addition, they will donate $5 from everyone they sell to the American Hospital Association’s 100 Million Mask Challenge.

Maybe its not quite baseball-related, but it will forever remind me of the 2020 baseball season. He’ll have a special place of honor on my bobblehead shelf, perhaps next to Spider-Manny and Trey Iron-Mancini!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 3/22/2020 – 3/28/2020


On what would have been Opening Day, Fanatics apparel company and MLB announced that Fanatics would be producing hospital masks and gowns, instead of MLB uniforms, to aid in the fight against coronavirus. To start with, they are using the fabric that is normally used to produce New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies’ jerseys:

A-Rod thinks its a good idea:

And ESPN interviewed Fanatics’ company chairman, Michael Rubin, on this and other issues:

 

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 3/15/2020 – 3/21/2020


Its been another rough week for the world, but there have been a few bright spots. For example, businesses, including MLB are trying to find ways to continue to pay their workers. On Thursday, MLB announced they would continue to pay minor leaguers at least until the originally scheduled start of the MiLB season:

Earlier in the week, MLB announced a fund for stadium workers:

While these gestures are a good start, only time will tell of they will be enough. In the meantime, to cheer yourself up, check out the best baseball video of the week:

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Best of the Week: 3/8/2020 – 3/14/2020


With baseball and pretty much everything else in the world on hold, I was tempted to post an empty page for the Best of the Week. But baseball always finds a way to entertain us:

~ baseballrebecca

Best of the Week: 2/23/2020 – 2/29/2020


On Thursday, U.S. Reps. David Trone (D-Md.), William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), and Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) held a news conference to call for the inclusion of Curt Flood in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The lawmakers are urging the Hall’s Golden Days Committee to nominate Curt Flood when they meet in December. Joining the congressional efforts are the Players’ Associations of all major sports.

 

 

 

 

 

~ baseballrebecca