That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Pro teams get ok to train in NY; Colon looking for next club to pitch for; plus more

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon is just 46 innings short of former San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal on the all time innings pitched list (AP file photo)

On That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary:

#1 Amaury New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has given the okay for re-opening sports training facilities in pro sports. Meaning teams like the Mets and Yankees can start throwing around the old horse hide and get ready for the 2020 season.

#2 In terms of the MLB players getting back on the field the remaining sticking point is the money. The safety concerns covered in the Commissioner 67 page outline to return to action is pretty much agree upon by the players it’s the 50-50 revenue sharing the players have a problem with.

#3 Former Los Angeles Dodger Carl Crawford said his heart is heavy after the loss of two visitors in his home Bethany Lartigue 25 and a five year old boy. It was the first time since the May 16th drownings of the boy who was found by Lartigue who jumped in the pool to save the boy in Crawford’s pool that she spoke out about the incident. Crawford tried to save both victims to no avail. He spoke for the first time about it saying his heart is heavy and it’s the first and last thing he thinks about.

#4 Former Oakland A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon says he’s not retiring and is determined to find a team that will pick him up. At age 47 Bartolo who didn’t pitch in 2019 is looking for a club to join. Colon The Big Sexy is 46 innings behind former San Francisco Giant Hall of Famer Juan Marichal in innings pitched all time. Colon has 3,461 and Marichal has 3,507. Colon last pitched for Texas in 2018.

#5 New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is being sued by his landlord for failure to pay rent during the Coronavirus epidemic for $250,000. Syndergaard says the landlord is trying to extort him for $250,00 the full value of the lease at $27,000 a month. Syndergaard said he paid two months ($50,000) on an apartment he never was going to use. Syndergaard’s attorney informed the landlord that Syndergaard was not moving in and had paid the two months. Syndergaard was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery in Florida and after learning the season was suspended didn’t need the apartment anymore and wanted to rehab in Florida.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s Spanish play by play voice on 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary each week at


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