The governor of Illinois said the players were holding out. The governor of Illinois is part-owner of Hyatt Hotels and has a personal net worth of $3.4 billion.
Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1 l) in the midst of his 24-hour live stream on Twitch, playing video games w/ teammates like George Springer, @LMcCullers23 & @RealJoshReddick & other great athletes like @DeAndreHopkins @JaredGoff16. Alex’s new goal: raise $3milion for the @HoustonFoodBank pic.twitter.com/z6ANZRPNU1— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 12, 2020
*Dusty Baker and Brent Strom will not [slams fist on table] back down from COVID-19. Dusty:
It's going to be impossible not to take a risk, but a calculated risk. Safety is number one. Not only for yourself, but I worry about other people as much as I worry about myself.
*Astros' fan sign-stealing lawsuit has expanded to include COVID-19 refunds.
*The Baseball-Reference OOTP Simulation currently has the Astros at 23-20, in 3rd place in the AL West. Again, I do not know why I care about this. I also don't know why George Springer is batting 7th. Zack Greinke threw a complete game three-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Astros beat Kansas City 7-0.
*Brian McTaggart has the franchise's best RFs, with George Springer leading the way.
*MLB.com: Former Astros Great Johan Santana.
*Ten years later, Former Astros Great Armando Galarraga is still grappling with the loss of his Perfect Game. Counterpoint: Galarraga's Imperfect Game is actually more memorable than any other Perfect Game, otherwise we wouldn't be talking about a 26-34 pitcher with a 4.78 ERA, a 91 ERA+, and a 0.9 career fWAR.
*Former Astros Great Derek Bell talked Operation Shutdown.
*Michael Jordan was actually pretty good at baseball.
*Vice: The moon mysteriously disappeared 900 years ago and these slack-ass scientists are just getting around to figuring out why.
*Wired: The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker who Saved the Internet.
*Vox: A neuroscientist explains why it's so hard to focus and sit down and read a book right now.
*The Guardian: The real Lord of the Flies - what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months.