COVID-19 challenges permitting, the Detroit Tigers will open their shortened Major League Baseball season July 24th at Cincinnati.
The Tigers will also face the Reds in a pair of preseason games July 21st and 22nd.
The 60-game campaign will conclude September 27th in Kansas City. Tigers games will be broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. See the full schedule here.
To limit travel, the Tigers will play two-thirds of their games against American League Central Division opponents, and the remaining third against teams from the National League Central Division. That will include four games against the Milwaukee Brewers in early September.
The Brewers will play a single preseason contest against the White Sox in Chicago July 22nd, then begin play against the Cubs at Wrigley Field July 24th. Their regular season will end September 27th in Saint Louis. See the full schedule here.
Former Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson will miss the entire season. He’ll undergo back surgery today. Nelson signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in January.
The Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros had to cancel their team workouts yesterday. Results of coronavirus testing were delayed, and officials said it wasn’t safe to proceed. Two Nationals players have already tested positive, and others have not yet received their results. Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said failure to get test results in timely fashion could still threaten the season.
The National Hockey League and its players union have reached a tentative contract agreement for the remainder of its season. If approved by the players and the league’s board of governors, training camps will start on July 13th. Clubs will report to one of two hub cities on July 26th. The play-in round for the Stanley Cup playoffs would begin August 1st.
The Detroit Red Wings will not be included. Their record disqualified them from contention.
Slow Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play last night…
– McGann’s/Northern Auto defeated Koppers 26-19, then shut down Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics 24-8.
– Bucko’s/Labatts got past Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s 21-17, then stopped Downtowner Two 20-9.
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