Jays may play at PNC

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS -

The Blue Jays are talk­ing with the Pi­rates about shar­ing PNC Park this sea­son af­ter the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment barred them from play­ing in the Rogers Cen­tre amid the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

Pi­rates pres­i­dent Travis Wil­liams con­firmed the talks Mon­day and is­sued a state­ment say­ing he is ready to wel­come the Blue Jays if some­thing can be worked out.

The Pi­rates are led by ex-Blue Jays ex­ec­u­tives Ben Cher­ing­ton and Steve San­ders.

♦ Man­ager Gabe Kapler and a cou­ple of other mem­bers of the Gi­ants kneeled dur­ing the na­tional an­them be­fore the team’s ex­hi­bi­tion game against the Ath­let­ics in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia. Kapler has been out­spo­ken about so­cial in­jus­tice and racial is­sues.

♦ The Braves re­moved a ‘‘Chop On’’ sign that sat near an en­trance to Truist Park and still are con­sid­er­ing their stance on the fans’ tom­a­hawk-chop chant.

♦ Ma­jor League Base­ball is al­low­ing teams to add on-field ad­ver­tis­ing — real and vir­tual — this sea­son in an ef­fort to help them ‘‘ful­fill mar­ket­ing com­mit­ments,’’ it said.

♦ Dr. An­thony Fauci will throw out the cer­e­mo­nial first pitch at the Yan­kees-Na­tion­als sea­son opener Thurs­day in Washington.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.