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The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

We Have To Bring Baseball Back (New York Times) Time and time again, baseball has helped our country recover and come together in times of loss. It can help us during the pandemic, too.

Starbucks CEO On Safely Reopening Stores: ‘We’ve Landed On Something That Is Working’ (Fox News) Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson told “The Daily Briefing” Tuesday that his company is taking a “monitor and adapt” approach as 85 percent of the coffee shop chain’s locations across the U.S. reopen this week.

“It’s Totally An Unhealthy Relationship With Food” (The Ringer) Being an offensive lineman doesn’t just require athletes to be muscular; it mandates that they are bigger than their bodies want to be.

Judge Orders New York’s Presidential Primary To Proceed As Planned (Wall Street Journal) Democrats on elections board had scrapped primary out of concern over coronavirus.

ESPN Moves Up Release Date Of Three Upcoming Films (SI) On Tuesday, network executives at Disney said on an earnings call that it is has pushed up the release date of three of its forthcoming films—documentaries on Lance Armstrong, Bruce Lee and Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

Dow Futures Jump 200 Points As Investors Bet On The Economy Reopening, Oil Continues Winning Streak (CNBC) U.S. stock futures were higher in early morning trading on Wednesday, following two positive sessions in the equity markets.

Not So Fast! MLB Union Chief Says Players Haven’t Gotten A Formal Proposal About Restarting MLB (Yahoo! Sports) The truth remains — as it has since the start of the coronavirus shutdown — that nobody knows for sure when baseball is going to restart.

How ‘Never Trumpers’ Crashed The Democratic Party (538) Even by the slightly broader standard of influencing Republican politics, #NeverTrump has been largely unsuccessful.

Brandin Cooks Trade Grades: Bill O’Brien Loses Another One, Rams Do All Right (Sporting News) The Texans coach and general manager agreed to acquire Brandin Cooks and a 2022 fourth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for the 57th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

Disney Estimates $1.4 Billion Covid-19 Impact For Quarter As Earnings Fall (Variety) Earnings topped out at 60 cents a share, a 63% tumble from the prior-year period.

When Peyton Manning Speaks, The NFL Listens (Bleacher Report) He’s been sought by teams he once beat since before he retired and chased by networks since he did, and though he doesn’t have a formal job in the game, few have more sway in football than No. 18.

Murder Hornets Actually Just Huge Frauds (The Big Lead) New evidence shows we have nothing to be worried about.

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Outkick the Show: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Scott Boras: MLB Players Carry ‘Much, Much Less Risk’ of Dire Coronavirus Outcomes