San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is putting all his trust in Madison Bumgarner. Instead of using a designated hitter for the final game of their home-and-home series with the Oakland Athletics, Bochy is letting starter Bumgarner take his hacks in the lineup. Bochy said Bumgarner will hit tomorrow, no DH.
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Major League Baseball issued a statement about the recent bill proposed in the House of Representatives known as the “Save America’s Pastime Act.” The legislation, H.R. 5580, aims to change the language in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which would allow the league continue paying minor leaguers a pittance. One of the representatives, Cheri Bustos (D-IL), withdrew her support for H.R. 5580 earlier on Thursday after receiving feedback which was mostly critical of the bill. J.J. Cooper of Baseball America shared MLB’s statement, which says that minor league baseball is “not a career but a short-term seasonal apprenticeship.” Obviously, Major League Baseball is trying to justify paying its