Representatives of the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres are coming together to help San Diego-area healthcare workers during the long hours they are currently enduring.
Normally foes on the diamond, representatives of the three National League West squads are working together to help healthcare workers currently on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
In this article, it’s detailed how Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black and his wife, Nan (who spent years as a pediatric intensive care nurse and has been a big behind-the-scenes proponent of the annual spring training trip for pediatric cancer patients from Colorado) are among those who are helping feed the night shift of healthcare workers at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla.
Black and his family still live in the San Diego area and the Rockies manager has deep ties to the region through his playing days at San Diego State and time managing the Padres.
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and his wife began the effort and have been joined on the Rockies side by Black (a good friend of the Los Angeles skipper as has been detailed in past articles) and his wife. Representing the Padres in the efforts are Hall of Fame reliever Trevor Hoffman and current Padres third baseman Manny Machado.
Roberts mentions in the article how he might take the idea of feeding healthcare workers “north,” meaning duplicating some of the efforts in Los Angeles.
The idea of feeding healthcare workers has spread to Colorado as well. If you’re in the Centennial State and interested in helping those who are helping nurses, doctors, and others during this pandemic, there are steps you will need to take in order to make that a reality. This article has a lot of good information and links to where those interested can learn more and perhaps make a difference to the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who are tirelessly battling the disease that has shifted so much of our society away from its norms.
Want another way to show your support for healthcare workers? How about howling at 8 p.m. (local time, of course)? You can find out the reason why here. And don’t worry, Rockies fans, we know you have plenty of howling experience from all of the times Jon Gray has taken the mound so step out there and pretend the Gray Wolf has registered another strikeout.