Cubs-Cardinals London series in June cancelled by MLB. MORE:
Major League Baseball has cancelled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The story of the last player traded before baseball's hiatusVIDEO SIGN OUTNEW YORK — The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13-14.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum sent to MLB employees on Wednesday. MLB said March 19 that it had scrapped series in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
"We made the decision because it was unlikely the events would go forward, and timely cancellation allowed us to preserve important financial resources," Manfred wrote. “We also have cancelled agreements with service providers and delayed projects that involve large capital expenditures."
MLB played in Europe for the first time last June 29-30, when the New York Yankees swept a pair of games from the Boston Red Sox in London.Opening day was to have been March 26, and MLB has delayed the start of its season until mid-May at the earliest.
A pair of games between Arizona and San Diego had been slated for April 18-19 at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, which were to have been the first regular-season MLB games in Mexico City. The New York Mets and Miami had been scheduled to play a three-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan from April 28-30.
Manfred also referenced last week's agreement with the players' association in which teams agreed to provide $170 million in advance pay and the union agreed not to make claims for additional pay. As part of the deal, if the season is scrapped, players would receive service time for 2020 matching what they received in 2019.
"The agreement provided much needed certainty to our clubs and avoided a confrontation with the players' association at a time when our country has limited tolerance for petty squabbles," Manfred wrote."Most important, I truly believe that the agreement is a necessary first step toward getting the game back on the field."Read more: TSN »
Oh what a surprise. No baseball for Europe SonnyBill_ESQ Well, duh
Alex Pietrangelo says St. Louis Blues teammate Jay Bouwmeester in good health - TSN.caSt. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest.
Toronto bans major public events through end of June - TSN.caCity of Toronto mayor John Tory said Tuesday afternoon that he is cancelling permits for all major events through June 30. While what qualifies as a major event remains to be seen, this will surely make things more difficult for Toronto sports teams to jump into action should their respective leagues decide playing games before July. mholm8 they knew the leafs had no chance in the playoffs Listening to the WHO organization who said 3 months ago the Coronavirus couldn't spread from person to person. This is ridiculous! Sorry! Come at me. So school cancelled to? Wow
AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during virus outset - TSN.caGerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the new coronavirus, a total of $286,500. thats a retarded amount of money Really? Daily ? Why would you announce that ? People won’t be happy !!
Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII because of virus - TSN.caWimbledon was cancelled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting The Championships is being scrapped for 2020. TSNTennis
Toronto cancels all major events, include Pride parades, through to end of JuneMayor John Tory said Tuesday afternoon that the blanket cancellation encompasses all city-led events, as well as all events for which city permits have to be issued Aww why would they cancel pride? Gays made it through HIV they can do anything!!
Why Blues' Robert Thomas has superstar written all over him - Sportsnet.ca'He's one of the best players I've seen with the puck, I'm telling you.' StLouisBlues head coach Craig Berube tells Hockey Central why he believes Robert Thomas is going to be an NHL superstar: StLouisBlues