👋 Good morning! Baseball is officially back, with players set to report to their home markets by July 1 and play a 60-game season starting July 23 or 24.
- Meanwhile, California, Texas and Arizona — home to eight of MLB's 30 teams — just set daily records for new COVID-19 cases, while Florida — home to two teams — had another bad day.
At 12:30pm ET today, we'll host our first-ever Axios Fundraising Event for No Kid Hungry.
- The goal: Provide vulnerable kids with nutritious food, and their families with tips on how to cook healthy.
- Why it matters: The summer months are always some of the hungriest times of year for many of America's young people. The pandemic is making it worse.
- Take action: You can make a tax-deductible donation here. For the event, RSVP here.
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