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Toomey to Host Virtual Roundtable on Resuming MLB

July 20, 2020
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will convene a virtual roundtable on the safe resumption of Major League Baseball (MLB) on Tuesday, July 21st at 2:30 PM EDT.

"Baseball is finally back, and for millions of Americans, not a moment too soon. I'm excited to host Philadelphia Phillies star Rhys Hoskins, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington, and other distinguished panelists to discuss the steps being taken by the league, teams, and players to safely resume the MLB season," said Senator Toomey. "This forum will allow baseball fans everywhere to hear directly from the league and players about what to expect during these extraordinary circumstances."

Joining Senator Toomey for the roundtable, which will examine what MLB is doing to keep players safe while resuming play, will be MLB's Medical Director Dr. Gary Green, MLB's Senior VP and Deputy General Counsel Patrick Houlihan, MLB Players Association Chief Operating Officer Xavier James, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins, and Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington.

The public and members of the media will be able to stream the roundtable live on Senator Toomey's YouTube page.

What: Virtual roundtable on the shortened MLB season
When: Tuesday, July 21st at 2:30 PM EDT
Where: Senator Toomey's YouTube page
Panelists:

  • Ben Cherington - General Manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Dr. Gary Green - Medical Director for MLB
  • Patrick Houlihan - Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for MLB
  • Rhys Hoskins - First Baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Xavier James - Chief Operating Officer for MLB Players Association