By Matt Noonan
Welcome to Wednesday, everyone!
As usual, we hope everyone is having a great week and looking forward to the weekend, which is two days away – yay!
Let’s kick off a brand new day with the ‘Daily Noontime’ – have an awesome day, everyone!
Noontime’s Headlines for Wednesday, July 8, 2020
- Baseball games have begun in our home state of Massachusetts, including contests played last night by the Massachusetts Independent Baseball League (MIBL).
If you attended last night’s game in Dedham then you witnessed an exciting 6-5 victory by Braintree.
- David Price, who helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2018, elected to sit out the upcoming baseball season. And according to Chad Finn of the Boston Globe, he “was right.”
I certainly agree with Price – do you really want to play baseball during a pandemic, especially professional baseball? I am fine with local baseball being played safely, but I just don’t know how Major League Baseball (MLB) is going to play games this summer.
Again, this just my two-cents (above!).
- We learned yesterday that MIT will not play fall sports this year, including football. MIT will welcome back rising seniors, along with some other students, but more on who can return will be announced later this month.
The Engineers, who compete in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), join other New England schools that have elected to not field varsity or club sports teams this fall.
- In addition to MIT, the Centennial Conference (CC) announced yesterday that their schools will not play fall sports this year.
Thanks for stopping by and your amazing support these past few weeks and months! We know today’s Daily Noontime is a bit shorter than normal, but that is because we are anticipating some more updates on fall sports to be announced later this morning and afternoon.