The MLB season opened with Dr. Anthony Fauci throwing one of the worst first pitches in baseball history... And things got worse. We're less than one week into Major League Baseball's return to play, and the league has already delayed multiple contests due to a COVID-19 outbreak among Marlins players. While MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred may have envisioned baseball's return as a "milestone on the return to normalcy," his league's return has only reinforced a normalcy of chaos and uncertainty: the new normal in 2020.
The return of basketball, on the other hand, has seen promising results thus far. With zero new COVID cases and a studio-like court aesthetic in place of MLB's cardboard fans, the NBA seems primed to produce quarantine's most successful sporting events this Summer.
In this podcast episode, Professor Mike Lewis and I discuss both situations as well as the implications for football as teams approach their targeted camp start dates. We also dive into Edgar Berlanga's 14 straight first round KOs and the challenges Top Rank Boxing faces in legitimizing its rising star's achievements.
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