If the 2020 Patriots existed in a parallel universe which didn't include Covid-19 they would still be in cap trouble and be looking to find some money via letting guys go or making some creative contract extensions. In my mind, the veteran player who would have been critiqued daily leading up to the final 53-man (54) roster being finalized would have been veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.
While there are some people who are mad and jealous that players are opting out of this season, that's not where I fall. I probably fall into a much more unique category.
Training camp is pretty much here with players starting to report for their required Covid-19 tests. Normally, training camp is my favorite time of the year. Although it does signify the end of summer (my real job is as a teacher), it is so fun to go down to Foxboro and see the players in action while being close to others who root for the Patriots. This year is obviously going to be a lot different.
To go along with the shortened season, the MLB is also making two temporary rule changes for player safety. One rule will be evident when watching teams from the National League as they will be using a designated hitter. The other rule will occur when teams have to take the game into extra innings. Instead of starting with cleared bases, they will start the inning with a guy on 2nd base. The following is a look at how current Red Sox players have hit when there was a guy on 2nd.
Traditionally MLB teams play their 60th game during either the 1st or 2nd week of June. With this being well before the All-Star Break and all of the various deadlines, it doesn't necessarily represent what will happen when teams know that their season is 60 games. Nevertheless, here's a look at the past 6 years of the AL East through 60 games.
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