Wednesday update: Hard day to be a Grizzlies fan

Murphy’s Law – “if anything can go wrong, it will” – hit the Memphis Grizzlies yesterday. Jaren Jackson Jr. came down awkwardly in Monday’s game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans after contesting a shot, and a medical exam revealed that JJJ tore his meniscus. He will be out the rest of the season as he recovers.

Sucks for the Grizzlies. As one analyst noted after yesterday’s game, while Ja Morant has been garnering most of the media attention this year, Jaren has been quietly honing his craft, turning into one of those guys who’s consistently good for 25 points a night. The seeding games go on, but Jaren will be missed. We wish you a speedy recovery, JJJ. Also, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, in case we don’t see you again before that.

The Grizzlies play their former teammate Mike Conley and the Utah Jazz today at 1:30 in their fourth seeding game. Ja vs. Mike should be fun to watch. By the way, I installed the Fox Sports GO app on my iPhone and was able to stream Fox Sports Southeast, no problem at all, and then I did the same on my laptop, so theoretically I’ll be able to stream this afternoon’s game. It remains to be seen if I’ll get one of those “this game is blacked out in your area” messages though.

Looks like Central Station may provide an online stream of the game as well…

As of this morning, Portland trails the Grizzlies by only 1.5 games. Too close for comfort! San Antonio is 2 games back, New Orleans 2.5, Phoenix 3.0, Sacramento 3.5.

Other game of interest today: Denver at San Antonio, 3 PM, no national TV. We want the Nuggets to win.

Studies find that most restaurants fail within the first year of it becoming illegal to go to them. This is a story from The Onion, but a  few month from now it could be mainstream news. I would add the words “limited service” in front of “restaurants” in the article title.

Former Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp, now the St. Louis Cardinals’ first-base coach, is among those in the Cardinals organization trapped in Milwaukee, forced to quarantine in case he has been exposed to COVID-19. So far all of his tests have come back negative.

Among the Cards who have tested positive is Yadi.

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2p until 7p
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REHEAT at 350° for 8-12 minutes
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Reg. 29.99

Keep scrolling for my coverage of yesterday’s COVID-19 task force press conference. Back this afternoon or tomorrow with more news.