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Arsenal’s Defending Continues To Be The Best TelevisionWith production shut down on everything in Hollywood these days, you might be worried that soon your entertainment options will run dry. Comedies you’ve come to count on to provide just enough giggles to get through this death march of a timeline might not be around. Don’t you worry, weary traveler, there’s always Arsenal.
Baseball Coronavirus Round-Up: Literally Everyone Will Become Infected at This RateOn Tuesday, four weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, Phillies second baseman Scott Kingery talked to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. He wanted to let everyone know to take the virus seriously, that “it can creep up on you and get you pretty bad like it did with me.”
Everybody Hates Kelly LoefflerIn a different timeline, in a fairer world, Kelly Loeffler might be facing insider trading charges and a Senate Ethics Committee investigation for selling stocks after being briefed in January about the coronavirus, before the stock market tanked in late March amid concerns about the pandemic.
Will Media Access Ever Return to Normal?Days before the entire sports world fully shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, the leagues in North America put a major social distancing measure into place. Although that measure very much proved to be an attempt to shut the barn door after the horses were miles down the road, it was seen as a significant step.
Drop The Strangegloves or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the NHL RestartMajor League Baseball’s plan to play a 60-game 2020 season is asking for trouble, as teams are going to be asked to fly from city to city, and coronavirus hotspot to coronavirus hotspot, multiple times a week for a two-month period.
Orange Cassidy Is the Wednesday Night WarsIt’s been a week where Triple H has admitted that the WWE is directly counter-programming AEW with their NXT shows, essentially an official acknowledgement of the “Wednesday Night Wars” between the companies. Last night seemed the most distinct illustration of the difference between the two. While both were capping two-night, not-quite-pay-per-view cards (and the new trend is that everything has to be “TOO BIG FOR ONE NIGHT!” You can thank NJPW for starting this with their two-night Wrestle Kingdom in January), NXT headlined theirs with a straightforward, albeit excellent, champion vs. champion match between Keith Lee and Adam Cole. Meanwhile, AEW was main-eventing their most AEW star, Orange Cassidy.
Introducing the MLB COVID Index: Ranking Each Baseball Team’s Coronavirus Schedule ScoreThe coronavirus pandemic gets worse by the day in the United States. Giants icon Buster Posey is the latest player to opt out of playing this season. Mike Trout, the best player in the game, remains uncertain about what to do. But Major League Baseball presses on, having announced its 60-game schedule for the 2020 season this week.