Sports Shorts

* When the Rays beat the Yankees, 8-2 last Friday, it also included–yet again–another Rays batter being hit by a Yankee pitcher. It’s a pattern and it’s been getting personal. But the final blow–again–was landed by the Rays. Here’s how the New York Post described it: “The Yankees hit the Rays again. The Rays punched the Yankees in the mouth.” Yeah.

* “There are a variety of concerns, but as the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, we are not thinking about canceling the (Olympic) Games.” Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto, in the context of Japan experiencing a recent surge in coronavirus cases.

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