Sticking with the college football theme, as well as fall sports, we learned yesterday that the Big Ten Conference (B1G) will play a conference only schedule, pending it is safe to play games in a few months.Conference only schedules will allow every member of the conference to be able to pivot (if needed).
Wednesday’s announcement from the Ivy League could have an impact on other NCAA conferences, including the Power Five.Will every conference play games this fall? That question will be answered over the next few days and weeks, but I do expect more cancelations.
The New England Revolution will play their first match in four months this evening against the Montreal Impact. The game will be held in Orlando, Florida, and will feature a new player on the Revs: Matt Polster.
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.
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.
The Sox will play games against its American League (East) opponents, as well as the National League (East) teams.
Following their first three games against the Orioles, the Sox will welcome the New York Mets to Boston for two games. They will then head to New York to play two more followed by a trip to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees.
We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend while celebrating America’s birthday safely. Did you enjoy a hot dog and hamburger this weekend?
Let’s kick-off a brand new week – well, technically the start of phase three here in Massachusetts – with the ‘Daily Noontime’ for Monday, July 6, 2020.
Have a great day, everyone, and remember to stay safe and healthy, too!
Noontime’s Headlines for Monday, July 6, 2020
With phase three starting today that only means one thing: summer baseball.Yep, summer baseball is back on for a few local leagues, including the Massachusetts Independent Baseball League (MIBL), which begins its inaugural season tomorrow with three very enticing matchups taking place in Dedham, Franklin, and Norwood.
According to recent modeling, Massachusetts is one of 14 states that has “controlled the growth of the disease” – that would be the coronavirus (Covid-19). And that was certainly a reason why Governor Charlie Baker elected to move our state into the third phase.
J.D. Martinez, who is often the designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, announced through a Zoom call with reporters yesterday that he is asthmatic. And he certainly seems nervous about playing games during a pandemic.