Madison Bumgarner was pretty good on “The Tonight Show”

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Madison Bumgarner joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” last night. His laconic, country dude thing works pretty well in contrast to Fallon’s thing.

They talked pickup trucks. He said he and Jake Peavy were going to cut an album. Or maybe not.

And he gave Fallon some underwear.

Scott Boras to pay salaries of released minor league clients

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Across the league, scores of minor leaguers have been released in recent days. Already overworked and underpaid, these players are now left without any kind of reliable income during a pandemic, and during a time of civil unrest.

Jon Heyman reports that agent Scott Boras will pay the salaries of his minor league clients who were among those released. It’s a great and much-needed gesture. Boras described the releases as “completely unanticipated.”

Boras, of course, is perhaps the most successful sports agent of all time, so he and his company can afford to do this. That being said, it should be incumbent on the players’ teams — not their agents or their teammates — to take care of them in a time of crisis. Boras is, effectively, subsidizing the billionaire owners’ thriftiness.