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Trevor Bauer starts GoFundMe to benefit stadium workers

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Trevor Bauer is organizing a sandlot game in Arizona with a bunch of pro players that will be streamed live on his social media channels. The game is promoting a GoFundMe effort started by Bauer to benefit part-time stadium workers who no longer have steady employment because of the delay to the start of the MLB season. You can donate here.

This is a genuinely good thing that Bauer is doing here. As we just wrote, MLB owners have been remarkably quiet about supporting these displaced workers. Only the Tigers have publicly said that they will be starting a fund for their workers. It’s commendable that Bauer is doing this, but he shouldn’t have to. The owners are dropping the ball here.

The game itself should be interesting too, as all of the players will be microphones. Tommy Pham is among the players who have expressed interest in participating. Details about when the game is taking place have not been released yet. Bauer’s YouTube page can be found here.

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Phillies COVID testing reports no new positives

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Phillies COVID testing results revealed no new positives for the fourth straight day, the team announced this morning. As a result, they will resume their schedule tonight against the Yankees.

It’ll be the first game for the Phillies since last Sunday’s game against the Marlins. The Miami outbreak prompted the Phillies’ season to be shut down, but the lack of positive tests beyond team staff that had more direct contact with the visiting Marlins is an encouraging sign. The Phillies COVID testing strongly suggests that cross-team infection from on-the-field activity is not a significant problem. This could bode well for, say, the Brewers, who have been idled a few days due to the outbreak emerging on their would-be opponents this past weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals.

All of this, of course, puts the Phillies well behind their usual schedule. They’ve played just three games and have had minimal baseball activity in the past eight days. Whether that shows up in the performances of Jake Arrieta and Aaron Nola, tonight and tomorrow night’s starters, respectively, will be worth watching.

All in all, though, the Phillies COVID testing results are good news. And folks, we could use some good news right now.

UPDATE: The Marlins are negative too: