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(MSN)   Astros owner wants fans in the stands so he can sell overpriced watered down cold beer   (msn.com) divider line
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209 clicks; posted to Sports » on 25 Jun 2020 at 12:45 PM (13 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-25 11:49:23 AM  
Wait...why mention the "cold" part?  Do you have a problem with the cold part?  Are you British?
 
2020-06-25 11:51:08 AM  

Weidbrewer: Wait...why mention the "cold" part?  Do you have a problem with the cold part?  Are you British?


Even then, using "cold" for a stadium beer is applying an awfully loose definition to the word.
 
2020-06-25 12:13:15 PM  
Hospitals in the bigger Texas cities are overwhelmed with COVID right now.  Most are near or at capacity.  The overall Texas numbers look much better since most rural hospitals are not equipped for severe COVID cases and therefore are not overrun.  If you think about it, people in rural areas with severe and/or complex conditions tend to get flown to big city hospitals that have the staff and equipment needed.  So, if you really look at it this way, basically all of Texas is at or near capacity.

But yeah, let's play ball.
 
2020-06-25 12:14:11 PM  

Hoban Washburne: Hospitals in the bigger Texas cities are overwhelmed with COVID right now.  Most are near or at capacity.  The overall Texas numbers look much better since most rural hospitals are not equipped for severe COVID cases and therefore are not overrun.  If you think about it, people in rural areas with severe and/or complex conditions tend to get flown to big city hospitals that have the staff and equipment needed.  So, if you really look at it this way, basically all of Texas is at or near capacity.

But yeah, let's play ball.


Why do you hate America?
 
2020-06-25 12:14:53 PM  

Hoban Washburne: Hospitals in the bigger Texas cities are overwhelmed with COVID right now.  Most are near or at capacity.  The overall Texas numbers look much better since most rural hospitals are not equipped for severe COVID cases and therefore are not overrun.  If you think about it, people in rural areas with severe and/or complex conditions tend to get flown to big city hospitals that have the staff and equipment needed.  So, if you really look at it this way, basically all of Texas is at or near capacity.

But yeah, let's play ball.


Look, are you going to let tens of thousands of dead people get in the way of making money? What kind of Real AmericanTM are you anyway
 
2020-06-25 12:55:05 PM  
They need the crowd noise to cover up the trash can bangs.
 
2020-06-25 1:11:15 PM  
Jim Crane's net worth is north of $1 billion. I think he'll be fine.
 
2020-06-25 1:32:27 PM  
fark. That. Asshole.

Really wished Rick Ankiel was still pitching so that the next wayward 100-MPH 4-seamer went straight towards Crane's head.
 
2020-06-25 2:07:29 PM  
Beer at ballgames is watered down? Budweiser out of a tap at a stadium is the same as out of a tap in a bar. Isn't it?
 
2020-06-25 2:38:22 PM  

RandyJohnson: Beer at ballgames is watered down? Budweiser out of a tap at a stadium is the same as out of a tap in a bar. Isn't it?


Seriously. You try to water down the beer at Wrigley and they'll hang you off the scoreboard.

\ Overpriced? Yeah, that's fair.
\\ Beer is cheaper at Disney World.
 
2020-06-25 2:46:21 PM  
"I'm pretty good with numbers. I've run a lot of businesses."

Astros owner is apparently a clone of Donald Trump.
 
2020-06-25 4:34:11 PM  
In outdoor stadiums (or at least ones with a removable roof), it might very well be possible to have fans in the stands at minimal risk.  Studies have shown that the virus it is nearly impossible to transmit in outdoor situations.  I think the danger factor would actually be things other than the stands themselves, for example restrooms.  Maybe install a whole bunch of porta potties to double or triple restroom capacity?
 
2020-06-25 5:24:13 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Hoban Washburne: Hospitals in the bigger Texas cities are overwhelmed with COVID right now.  Most are near or at capacity.  The overall Texas numbers look much better since most rural hospitals are not equipped for severe COVID cases and therefore are not overrun.  If you think about it, people in rural areas with severe and/or complex conditions tend to get flown to big city hospitals that have the staff and equipment needed.  So, if you really look at it this way, basically all of Texas is at or near capacity.

But yeah, let's play ball.

Why do you hate America?


I think FDR's green light letter still holds value today (but more broadly to entertainment rather than just baseball). Getting baseball, football, movie theatres etc open would be a big benefit to Soviet.

However this is all on one condition: the events events can be held safely without risking more people. Which I don't think can be done right now.
 
2020-06-25 8:40:05 PM  

RandyJohnson: Beer at ballgames is watered down? Budweiser out of a tap at a stadium is the same as out of a tap in a bar. Isn't it?


Geotpf: In outdoor stadiums (or at least ones with a removable roof), it might very well be possible to have fans in the stands at minimal risk.  Studies have shown that the virus it is nearly impossible to transmit in outdoor situations.  I think the danger factor would actually be things other than the stands themselves, for example restrooms.  Maybe install a whole bunch of porta potties to double or triple restroom capacity?


...the problem isn't the number of public restrooms, it's the fact that they're open at all.  I would venture to guess that public/communal restrooms are the number one infection vector for most people.

/Especially when you look at the restrooms at my work.
//Seriously, clean the fark up after yourself, and flush the damned toilet when you're done with it.
 
2020-06-25 8:57:45 PM  

Geotpf: In outdoor stadiums (or at least ones with a removable roof), it might very well be possible to have fans in the stands at minimal risk.  Studies have shown that the virus it is nearly impossible to transmit in outdoor situations.  I think the danger factor would actually be things other than the stands themselves, for example restrooms.  Maybe install a whole bunch of porta potties to double or triple restroom capacity?


But then at the end of the game, you've got tens of thousands of people crowded together shuffling toward the exits, usually away from wind and sun. That's a problem.
 
2020-06-25 8:57:55 PM  
These last couple years.... I mean, it's almost like the Astros are trying to leave the planet, but they would rather be kicked off than leave on their own.
 
2020-06-26 8:10:04 AM  

Geotpf: Studies have shown that the virus it is nearly impossible to transmit in outdoor situations.


Not quite. Especially crowded as close as you would be in stands. Being outdoors beats being indoors, but it's not some magic shield against transmission.
 
2020-06-26 7:28:32 PM  

etoof: These last couple years.... I mean, it's almost like the Astros are trying to leave the planet, but they would rather be kicked off than leave on their own.


Seriously. Considering that his organization suddenly became perhaps the most hated organization in sports and he became the most hated owner at least in MLB, if not all of sports, you'd think he would keep his mouth shut.
 
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