This is all kinds of fun. I’m not sure why Kershaw is wearing a road jersey and Pujols a home jersey in Dodger Stadium, but let’s set that aside:
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Donors to the cause get the chance to join those two for a game of wiffle ball at Angel Stadium benefitting the Pujols Family Foundation and Kershaw Challenge. The Pujols Family Foundation provides awareness and meets the needs for individuals and families who live with down syndrome, while the Kershaw Challenge works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for impoverished people in the Dominican Republic.
To enter the raffle, go to Omaze.com/WiffleBall. As low as a $10 donation gets you a chance to play in the game. In the game you and your guests will match up against Pujols and Kershaw and then meet both of them for lunch afterward. Following the lunch, you get to take in the Dodgers-Angels game in premium seating.
But seriously: anyone using one of those big fat red bats or wrapping your bat in duct tape is disqualified. This is serious business.
MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.
Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.
The entire camp was placed in quarantine.
“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”
Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.
The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.
“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”