The Legend of Sam Fuld lands the General Manager job with the Phillies.
According to sources, Phillies will name Sam Fuld general manager. Former big leaguer has been in front office for several years with Phillies.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) December 22, 2020
Here’s one from Ian via the wayback machine on what makes Super Sam so great.
Topper with a warm fuzzy piece on Rays postseason hero Brett Phillips.
Washington National World Series hero Howie Kendrick is hanging it up after 15 seasons.
Howie Kendrick, Nationals’ World Series hero, retires after 15 MLB seasons https://t.co/gWGi4MPhlX— Post Sports (@PostSports) December 22, 2020
In non-baseball news, great news regarding Florida Gator basketball star Keyontae Johnson.
Great news: Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed on court Dec. 12, is being released from the hospital today.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 22, 2020
Our own Elizabeth Strom makes a contribution to the BPro Annual. The Annual is typically released in January.
White Sox manager Tony LaRussa got his DUI charge resolved He received (checks note) one day of house arrest? Lol okay.
#BREAKING Judge gives Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa one day in jail, commuted to home detention, as well as a fine of $1,383 and 20 hours community service.— Jon Seidel (@SeidelContent) December 21, 2020
Things are (of course) contentious between owners and the union.
Sharp disagreement emerging between owners-players re Manfred’s powers during a pandemic/national emergency. Owners say Commissioner’s authority on pro-rata, schedule is absolute. Union says concessions in 2020 were 1-time only and that regular CBA is again binding. Stay tuned.— Bob Klapisch (@BobKlap) December 22, 2020
Finally, a reminder from comedy legend Bob Newhart.