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« on: July 27, 2020, 10:52:27 AM »
So who thinks we've seen our last baseball game of 2020? The Marlins are effectively unavailable until further notice due to numerous positive tests. The Yankees were supposed to play the Phillies tonight, but since the Phillies just hosted the Marlins, that visitor's locker room is not a place anyone wants to spend any time, so that game is now suspended. And there are emergency meetings going on as we speak regarding the future of the season. Who wants to venture how this plays out? Last team standing with 9 healthy players wins by default?

And how will this affect other sports, most notably NFL? The NBA will likely push ahead with its bubble, though with numerous players already caught playing loose with the bubble - which is located in southern Florida! - who knows how long that will last?

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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 11:31:39 AM »
Not the last MLB game we've seen. But the odds of them finishing the season are infinitesimal
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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 11:38:11 AM »
The only way the NFL can potentially make it work is if players fly in day of game, go straight from plane to stadium, don't shower after, straight back to plane. Otherwise, if you have to factor in multiple busses, hotels, etc...

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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 12:03:14 PM »
Will we have a bubble outbreak that kills that attempt?
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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 12:24:18 PM »
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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 12:31:04 PM »
I've been saying for months that there should not be sports this year.
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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 12:50:28 PM »
I've been saying for months that there should not be sports this year.

If I had to root for the Cavs, Browns, and Indians, I'd say the same - every year! :)

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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 12:52:03 PM »
I've been saying for months that there should not be sports this year.
NBA seems to be doing fine....

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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 12:05:19 AM »
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radio hosts were railing on players not taking the protocals seriously, high fiving, hugging after home runs etc. i wud expect a much more serious set of guidelines, possibly fines for jeter and others in FL, but basically they shud have expected it to happen sometime since there was no bubble and you go home every day
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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 01:06:23 PM »
Interesting to see a disproportionate number of Patriots opting out of this season. Any hypotheses why?

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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 04:10:29 PM »
I've been saying for months that there should not be sports this year.
This is not an I told you so situation. There is too much money on the line to not even try.

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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 04:15:00 PM »
This is not an I told you so situation. There is too much money on the line to not even try.
It's dangerous.
The games are boring without fans.
The stats are meaningless and corrupted.
Championships will be forever tainted.

But yes, obviously with money on the line, they will try anyway.
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Re: MLB (and sports in general)
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 04:18:14 PM »
Interesting to see a disproportionate number of Patriots opting out of this season. Any hypotheses why?

There will be different influential voices in each locker room who have different takes on the virus. Considering the potential long-term detriments, coupled with the probability that they won't be real contenders this year, possibly led to more Patriots players deciding to sit the year out. Additionally, when your teammates opt out, you're lees likely to feel like you're letting down the team, so there's less pressure to play.
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 04:21:33 PM »
This is not an I told you so situation. There is too much money on the line to not even try.

Au contraire. There is too much money on the line to try. If players getting sick leads to them retiring earlier or playing at a lower level for years to come, why would you gamble the future of your sport for quick cash? You need vets more than ever, because the college kids coming in will have missed a major developmental year, so the quality of rookies in all sports will be diminished.
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2020, 05:05:31 AM »
It's dangerous.
The games are boring without fans.
The stats are meaningless and corrupted.
Championships will be forever tainted.

But yes, obviously with money on the line, they will try anyway.
I would bet that baseball is saving hundreds of lives across the country, and lowering crime. People are sooooo bored and now they have something to do, instead of being on the streets looking to make trouble.
 I donít think itís so boring without fans from the viewers perspective. It must be hard for the players perspective though.
 I Deff agree that the stats are meaningless this year, but Iíll still be happy if the Mets win it this year !
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