Kershaw named Opening Day starter

For the ninth time in ten years. He started last season on the injured list. Buehler will start Game Two and Price Game Three of the first series against the Giants at Dodger Stadium.

That assumes that MLB starts its season on time, of course. The coronavirus is moving quite quickly around the country; some events (SXSW!) have been canceled altogether, others (Coachella) have been postponed. Some events have turned away spectators, playing games in empty arenas.

In an abundance of caution all of the major sports leagues (MLB, NHL, MLS and NBA) have closed their locker rooms to the press. One wonders how quickly they’ll rescind that order once the virus is controlled (assuming it is).

In other Dodgers’ news, Corey Seager says he’s feeling better than he has since his Rookie of the Year season of 2016.

7 thoughts on “Kershaw named Opening Day starter

  1. The NCAA Tournament may not be played at all. The NBA suspended the rest of its season today, and the NHL is discussing its options. I imagine MLB is also studying the situation pretty hard.

  2. The NCAA basketball tournament will be played in mostly empty arenas. Meanwhile, both schools I teach at have shifted to strictly online courses once spring break is done.

  3. If games are played in empty stadiums the players will take a financial hit, which most should be able to absorb easily, and management and ownership will be fine. But think how vendors, security, ticket-takers, janitors, food preparers, etc. would suffer.