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    And that question again: If your best idea about how to resume playing is to cocoon 30 teams in the desert and have the rest of us watch on TV, is it worth the convoluted effort? Yes, professional sports exist to make money, and nobody makes money if nobody’s playing ball. Still, the thought of MLB thinking of playing — and playing NEXT MONTH — when the country is essentially under lockdown sounds, in a word, ludicrous.

    The Gasol brothers were traded for each other in 2008, when the Memphis Grizzlies swapped the elder Gasol to the Lakers for a package -- widely derided at the time -- that included Marc, who was then playing overseas. Cleveland Indians Face Masks

    Illustration of woman wearing glasses and a mask
    Buy or make a mask that molds to your nose: Masks that have a flexible wire allow you to mold it around the bridge of your nose, blocking the warm exhaled air from your mouth. For homemade masks use flexible objects like bobby pins, paper clips or pipe cleaners to create a closely fitted “nose.” Be sure to fasten them securely so they don’t scratch your face. MLB Face Masks

    As we anxiously await the approved vaccines for COVID-19 and other advances in its prevention and treatment, the life-saving potential of face coverings simply can’t be overstated. I know that many people are tired of this message, and, unfortunately, mask-wearing has been tangled up in political perspectives at this time of deep divisions in our country.

    "Sometimes you have to tell people things you're doing so that you can inspire others to do other things also," Wainwright said. "So it's not why we do it, to achieve any kind of award or trophy, but it is certainly nice to be recognized for it." Kansas City Royals Face Masks

    Slugger Bryce Harper is the team's highest-paid player after signing a 13-year, $330 million deal before the 2019 season. Wheeler is a one year into the five-year, $118 million deal he signed with the Phillies last winter, as Philadelphia looked to progress beyond a frustrating 81-81 season in 2019. Texas Rangers Face Masks

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    Fanatics is making masks instead of MLB jerseys to fight Coronavirus

    With the Major League Baseball season suspended due to Covid-19, resources that would normally be reserved for making jerseys will instead go toward masks and gowns for healthcare workers.

    Fanatics, the company that manufactures MLB jerseys for Nike, has temporarily converted its 360,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Easton, Pennsylvania, to create up to 1 million masks and gowns, per MLB.

    According to Fanatics executive director Michael Rubin, the company has halted production of jerseys entirely, instead re-focusing a staff of 100 social-distanced employees on making masks and gowns from jersey materials. They will be donated to hospitals and emergency management personnel in Pennsylvania with plans to expand to the New York City region, which has become the epicenter of the outbreak.

    MLB jerseys are made with polyester, which could retain germs for a longer period of time compared to cotton. But the jersey-made equipment could still help prevent the spread of Covid-19 by way of coughing, spitting or sneezing. Some form of prevention is better than none as healthcare workers are already struggling with a lack of resources amid the outbreak and are being told to reuse masks.
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