Sports: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
30 June 2020 Sports
Zim & Ross To Sit Out, Head Hog Dies, 26 NHL Players Test Positive
Four MLB players said yesterday they will not play in the shortened 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns. Among those are Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Nats pitcher Joe Ross.
Zimmerman, the Nationals’ first-ever draft choice, made it clear that he was not retiring, but was first and foremost concerned about the safety of his family. Former Nat Ian Desmond also announced that he would not play in 2020.
The architect of the famed Washington Redskins offensive line known as the “Hogs” has died. Joe Bugel passed away yesterday at age 80, with no cause of death given. Bugel spent 32 years in the NFL, but was known for his work in Washington, where he coached the O-line from 1981 until 1989. During his tenure, the ‘Skins made 3 Super Bowl appearances.
And 26 NHL players have tested positive for the coronavirus since voluntary workouts began on June 8th. The league and it’s players are close to an agreement on resuming the season, with training camps to open as early as July 10th.