According to Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald, the ISL will not have championships this fall nor dish out awards. The league does, however, hope to provide some competition this fall, pending it is safe to do so.
Doesn’t it seem strange that we’re starting a new baseball season in late July? Well, that is what happens when you’re living through a pandemic, but we are excited to cheer on our hometown Boston Red Sox.
Let’s kick off a brand new day with the Daily Noontime for Thursday, July 23, 2020 – have a great day, everyone!
Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, July 23, 2020
For the Boston Red Sox to be successful and win a lot of games over the next few weeks, Mitch Moreland believes the team needs to take it “one day at a time.”
Speaking of Twitter, WBZ’s (Boston) Dan Roche excited local sports fans for what the next few days and weeks will look like for our local teams, including both the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics restarting their respective seasons later this month.
We conclude today’s Daily Noontime with yesterday’s biggest news item regarding Mookie Betts, who inked his name on a ‘megadeal‘ with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Too bad the Boston Red Sox couldn’t have kept him … (sigh!).
We’re back from a short, mini-vacation – we are excited to get back to work and start producing some new content. And we hope you are excited for this new content, too.
Let’s kick off a brand new week with today’s Daily Noontime – as usual, be well, stay safe, and drink plenty of water today!
Noontime’s Headlines for Monday, July 20, 2020
The Boston Red Sox are scheduled to commence their 60-game season this week when they host the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, July 24 at Fenway Park.Are you excited for baseball to get started? Do you think the Red Sox could win the World Series later this year? Here is what one Boston Globe reporter thinks of the Sox playing baseball later this week.
As we continue to inch closer to September, thoughts of no football are slowly becoming a reality, including the possibility of no NFL games.Yesterday, a slew of NFL players went on Twitter to share their concerns regarding the league’s plans to keep them safe.
The 2020 NFL preseason could be shrunk to just one game, according to a recent report.Initially, the NFL had hoped to play two preseason contests this summer, but most likely we will only see our favorite team compete once before the season begins. And as of now, it appears as if it is business as usual for the NFL.
Will there be a high school football season this year in Massachusetts?That question (above!) seems to be a burning topic these days following a slew of colleges and conferences punting on fall sports, including football. But we should know a bit more about plans for the fall tomorrow as noted by Matt Feld of the Boston Herald.
Following this week’s news of Mystic Valley Regional CharterSchool canceling its upcoming football season, various high school teams the program was scheduled to play are starting to worry about a potential “domino effect.”
We learned yesterday that the University of Connecticut will cut four sports – men’s cross country, women’s rowing, men’s swimming, and diving and men’s tennis – at the end of the upcoming school year.The reason behind these cuts is due to an “overall budget reduction effort,” as reported by Sam Cooper of Yahoo! Sports.
And finally, student-athletes of teams (and programs) that are expected to be cut by Brown University, have accused the institution of “fraud for working secretly on a plan” that would eliminate their respective sport.
There’s no doubt that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh would like to welcome back sports – he even said he would be willing to reopen Fenway Park and the TD Garden earlier this month with no fans. But as of this afternoon, Walsh believes its best to keep teams on the sidelines as the state and city slowly begin to reopen.
“As much as I would love to watch our pro teams play right now, we really have to put the health and safety of (the) Boston residents first,” Walsh said during his daily press briefing. “As I have said before, if pro teams (and) sports come back, it will be very different than what we’re used to.
“I don’t think right now we’re where in a place where we’ll have fans watching and cheering from the stands, (but) we also have to think about the health of the players and the players traveling from other places. Teams could look into things like temperature checks and testing to limit the spread amongst players and staff. Any proposals of teams will have to be matched with the proper health and safety protocol to make both staff and players feel comfortable with their plans.”
While Walsh’s announcement shouldn’t impact the Boston Celtics – if basketball were to resume, games would be held in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports – it could be an issue for the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox.
The NHL is planning to provide its fans with an update this afternoon about restarting games while the MLB is trying to get a deal done between its players and owners. And if a deal is reached, it’s likely the Red Sox would play home games in Fort Myers, not Boston.
“We’ll keep fans posted as soon as decisions are made,” said Walsh.
The Bruins and Celtics last played in Boston in early March while the Red Sox’s last home game occurred against the Baltimore Orioles on September 29, 2019.