Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black on layoff, return, Nolan Arenado, David Dahl, and you

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Manger Bud Black of the Colorado Rockies of the Colorado Rockies before playing the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 12-5. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Manger Bud Black of the Colorado Rockies of the Colorado Rockies before playing the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 12-5. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – APRIL 01: Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies watches gameplay during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 01, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

On the day after the rest of spring training was postponed, the Rockies were supposed to have a split doubleheader, with one game being at home in Scottsdale and one being on the road in Goodyear at night.

Black was telling some of the players where they’d be going (either staying in Scottsdale or getting ready for the game in Goodyear) for the following day.

Black picks the story up from there:

"“Within an hour [of telling the players where they’d be going], Jack, we were told ‘there’s no baseball tomorrow,'” said Black, “and then, things happened so fast thereafter that it was sort of a blur and now, obviously, within the next couple of weeks, things slowed down [as far as baseball was concerned], but this has been crazy for sure, Jack. This is something we’ll look back on one time and say ‘do you remember in 2020 when we didn’t start the [season] because the coronavirus?”"

Black on what he has done since games have stopped

Like most people are doing, Black said that he has been staying home. His two daughters have been working from home but, obviously, you can’t do that much with baseball.

He said that he has been in frequent contact with the Rockies front office and his coaching staff. After the interview with Corrigan, Black said that he was going to be on Zoom with Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Josh Fuentes, Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, and a couple of his coaches for a total of ten people on the call.

Meanwhile, Black’s garage is “as clean as it’s ever been,” he has been doing a lot of yard work, including raking leaves, watching a lot of Netflix, and watching classic games on MLB Network, which is probably what most people have been doing if they have been at home.

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