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2020-07-27 10:26:16 AM  
Looks like the WItchita Wind Surge will be playing MLB soon
 
2020-07-27 10:41:39 AM  
LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.
 
2020-07-27 10:41:39 AM  
Whelp, looks like it's back to re-runs of the '99 all star game if you want to get your baseball fix.
 
2020-07-27 10:41:42 AM  
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Bye baseball
 
2020-07-27 10:42:06 AM  
HOTY candidate.

Wouldn't it be something if Buffalo finally got mlb games but a week later the season was cancelled
 
2020-07-27 10:42:36 AM  
Maybe the Marlins should play their games in a safer State, like Arizona?
 
2020-07-27 10:43:02 AM  
time to cancel baseball
 
2020-07-27 10:43:47 AM  
well we got one weekend worth of games, hopefully that will tide everyone over until spring training starts in 2022
 
2020-07-27 10:43:53 AM  
I enjoy baseball, but this is a damn shiatshow. 1994 will have more validity than this season.
 
2020-07-27 10:45:31 AM  
It's not just time to cancel baseball.

If you can't keep social distance in baseball, how can you do it in football?

This is the cautionary tale for the NFL and every college/high school league that's thinking about opening up in the next few weeks.  It will be very interesting to see the fallout.

I think the NBA and NHL will proceed with extreme caution, because they're in their bubble.
 
2020-07-27 10:45:37 AM  
And people still think football is happening this fall?
 
2020-07-27 10:46:10 AM  
So is that precautionary or is there about to be a big announcement from the Phillies about positive testing due to them playing three with the Marlins over the past few days?

Are the Braves going to postpone or cancel as they played the Marlins recently?

What a shiatshow.
 
2020-07-27 10:47:09 AM  

Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.


Football's going to be fine, though.  Right?

I love sports, but I've never been less interested in watching live sports than I am right now.
 
2020-07-27 10:47:18 AM  

Misch: Looks like the WItchita Wind Surge will be playing MLB soon


batavia might be safer.  easy travel for the games against the jays

would be ironic if new york hosted half the league after it was the disaster area when everything was originally shut down and they were thinking of restarting in fla and az
 
2020-07-27 10:49:13 AM  

gregz18: It's not just time to cancel baseball.

If you can't keep social distance in baseball, how can you do it in football?

This is the cautionary tale for the NFL and every college/high school league that's thinking about opening up in the next few weeks.  It will be very interesting to see the fallout.

I think the NBA and NHL will proceed with extreme caution, because they're in their bubble.


Except when they aren't.
 
2020-07-27 10:49:45 AM  
Take a bow, subby.

These simple ones are always the best.
 
2020-07-27 10:50:01 AM  

gregz18: It's not just time to cancel baseball.

If you can't keep social distance in baseball, how can you do it in football?

This is the cautionary tale for the NFL and every college/high school league that's thinking about opening up in the next few weeks.  It will be very interesting to see the fallout.

I think the NBA and NHL will proceed with extreme caution, because they're in their bubble.


not that a lot of baseball players are in great shape, but football has to have the most players that would be 'high risk' if they caught it
 
2020-07-27 10:50:35 AM  

pearls before swine: Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.

Football's going to be fine, though.  Right?

I love sports, but I've never been less interested in watching live sports than I am right now.


Depends. NBA has managed to keep their bubble clear so far, so have a few other sports.

Baseball isn't nearly as restrictive with their rules.
 
2020-07-27 10:51:50 AM  

Jack Sabbath: So is that precautionary or is there about to be a big announcement from the Phillies about positive testing due to them playing three with the Marlins over the past few days?

Are the Braves going to postpone or cancel as they played the Marlins recently?

What a shiatshow.


Braves had it first. This was their long game to try and win the division.
 
2020-07-27 10:54:10 AM  

TheManofPA: Braves had it first. This was their long game to try and win the division.


I think the Nats were first with Juan Soto.
 
2020-07-27 10:54:46 AM  

pearls before swine: Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.

Football's going to be fine, though.  Right?

I love sports, but I've never been less interested in watching live sports than I am right now.


If you mean soccer, it's fine... in Europe. Because they aren't insane and got this under control.
 
2020-07-27 10:56:51 AM  
Those post-game makeout sessions in the showers was a bad idea.
 
2020-07-27 10:58:12 AM  

gregz18: It's not just time to cancel baseball.

If you can't keep social distance in baseball, how can you do it in football?

This is the cautionary tale for the NFL and every college/high school league that's thinking about opening up in the next few weeks.  It will be very interesting to see the fallout.

I think the NBA and NHL will proceed with extreme caution, because they're in their bubble.


NFL is extremely problematic.  Biggest rosters, biggest coaching staffs.  NBA might be able to pull it off with their bubble, as long as they can keep idiots like Lou Williams from breaking protocol to go to titty bars.  A bubble for the NFL won't work.  I doubt they'll play any games this year.
 
2020-07-27 10:58:26 AM  
They should just cancel the season.

If they don't, mandatory mask use, severe punishments for breaking rules (suspension for pulling your mask off, make the Marlins forfeit yesterday's game that they played despite knowing an outbreak was going on in violation of the safety protocols). Be willing to kick teams out of the season if they do what the Marlins did. Fine owners too. Come up with a good plan to isolate/shut down teams for a week or two if they have sick or positive people.

But probably just cancel.
 
2020-07-27 10:59:26 AM  

Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.


Let's look at this another way. The 13 Marlins who don't die from this will now be immune.
 
2020-07-27 11:00:56 AM  

Jack Sabbath: So is that precautionary or is there about to be a big announcement from the Phillies about positive testing due to them playing three with the Marlins over the past few days?

Are the Braves going to postpone or cancel as they played the Marlins recently?

What a shiatshow.


It's probably too soon for positive tests. But I'm guessing they'll have to quarantine.
 
2020-07-27 11:01:13 AM  

Enigmamf: Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.

Let's look at this another way. The 13 Marlins who don't die from this will now be immune.


Yeahhhhhhhhhh. you know what? unnn uhhh
 
2020-07-27 11:02:03 AM  
Well played Subby.
 
2020-07-27 11:02:12 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: HOTY candidate.


Give credit to the original where I got it from.

"Surging Marlins trying to avoid the series sweep"
 
2020-07-27 11:03:01 AM  

Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.


I don't think it's the sport so much as the locker room. Enclosed space with lots of people and humidity? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Unless they can shower with the mask on?
 
2020-07-27 11:05:38 AM  
Phillies/Yankees postponed now too.
 
2020-07-27 11:06:05 AM  
I watched the Pirates games this weekend. No one but coaches were wearing masks in the dugout (where masks are most important during the game), and coaches were frequently taking masks off or wearing them below the nose. Players were high-fiving, patting each other, etc. No one was following even the meager protocols that were enacted. Cancel the season. This country is too spoiled to do sports responsibly.
 
2020-07-27 11:09:01 AM  

usernameguy: This country is too spoiled to do sports anything responsibly.


FTFY.
 
2020-07-27 11:12:57 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: HOTY candidate.

Wouldn't it be something if Buffalo finally got mlb games but a week later the season was cancelled


Except the game isn't over!

https://www.fark.com/comments/1089574​4​/Covid-19-Marlins-4
 
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2020-07-27 11:13:41 AM  

usernameguy: I watched the Pirates games this weekend. No one but coaches were wearing masks in the dugout (where masks are most important during the game), and coaches were frequently taking masks off or wearing them below the nose. Players were high-fiving, patting each other, etc. No one was following even the meager protocols that were enacted. Cancel the season. This country is too spoiled to do sports responsibly.


This. I was watching the dodgers game Thursday when mookie ran in from third. He high fived every single damn person in the dugout, probably even the bat boy. I've watched 4 games since then and seen it at least a dozen more times. And when watching ESPN stuff, they'll show a clip of exactly that, and make not a single damn comment about how the protocol is completely ignored.

Baseball HAD a tiny chance. But even the simplest of rules were completely ignored. You're outta here baseball. See you MAYBE next year.
 
2020-07-27 11:15:36 AM  
How long until a team complains that they should have won in a forfeit rather than just considering the game postponed?
 
2020-07-27 11:17:47 AM  

Enigmamf: Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.

Let's look at this another way. The 13 Marlins who don't die from this will now be immune.


I propose along with the 7th inning stretch, we now have a 4th inning burial of lost players in center field.
 
2020-07-27 11:17:53 AM  
Normally I wouldn't agree with Colin Cowherd, but he made an interesting point pertaining to the NFL and MLB. He pointed out that NFL only has 8 road games, vs. baseball's 30. Baseball is constantly travelling. NFL they fly in the morning of, and leave the same day. 

Not saying that it's guaranteed, but there are fewer chances for things to get out of hand.
 
2020-07-27 11:20:04 AM  

phimuskapsi: TheManofPA: Braves had it first. This was their long game to try and win the division.

I think the Nats were first with Juan Soto.


On one hand, that hurts my fist shaking at the hated Braves

On the other hand, that is some next level 5d chess playing in order to become back to back champs by default
 
2020-07-27 11:21:40 AM  
Dumbshiats have 2 bubbles and they refused to use it.  At this point the owners and players are both reaping what they sowed.  Manfred should be out on his ass for this.

Meanwhile, I'm just depressed angry about the whole thing because I got my hopes up

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2020-07-27 11:23:21 AM  
No sports team is going to be able to keep the disease from spreading among themselves. They're just in close contact too long. The only way it works is the "bubble" idea, where you make sure everyone in the bubble is clear then make sure people don't leave or enter the bubble.

So far, it appears to be working for the NBA, despite idiots going to strip clubs - as long as they're caught and kept out until they test clear, the bubble holds. But the NBA and the NHL aren't trying to play games at home, they're in one/two places, they're not traveling.

MLB's trying to manage 30 bubbles and then intersect them. That really means that MLB is trying to manage one giant bubble, with part of it moving around all the time.

Bubble's a great word for it in another way. Bubbles can pop. Someone comes in without testing? You have to isolate everyone and test to make sure they're clear. Don't do so, and if that someone has it, it'll roll though the entire group, because they're used to acting as if the bubble is safe.

It's why you have to limit interface points, so that you can watch them. MLB can't - too many pieces in motion.

I'm not surprised this happened. I'm not even surprised it happened this soon.
 
2020-07-27 11:25:03 AM  

phimuskapsi: Normally I wouldn't agree with Colin Cowherd, but he made an interesting point pertaining to the NFL and MLB. He pointed out that NFL only has 8 road games, vs. baseball's 30. Baseball is constantly travelling. NFL they fly in the morning of, and leave the same day. 

Not saying that it's guaranteed, but there are fewer chances for things to get out of hand.


I think one problem the NFL has is that they will always be a couple positive tests from Drew Stanton v. Chase Daniel.

Baseball at least has built-in accomodations for "AAA lifer gets center stage for bit".
 
2020-07-27 11:25:15 AM  
Baseball season should have never been reopened.

When the fark are we going to treat this like a crisis?
 
2020-07-27 11:25:27 AM  

phimuskapsi: Normally I wouldn't agree with Colin Cowherd, but he made an interesting point pertaining to the NFL and MLB. He pointed out that NFL only has 8 road games, vs. baseball's 30. Baseball is constantly travelling. NFL they fly in the morning of, and leave the same day. 

Not saying that it's guaranteed, but there are fewer chances for things to get out of hand.


Well, to be fair, it's 30 road games but you play groups of games. The road teams this weekend travelled once, then played three games. So, it's really 8 NFL road trips to 10 MLB road trips, counting each road series as a trip.

In a full 162 game season, there's a lot more traveling, of course, but you'd expect an order of magnitude more when you're playing 10x the games.
 
2020-07-27 11:26:01 AM  

phimuskapsi: Normally I wouldn't agree with Colin Cowherd, but he made an interesting point pertaining to the NFL and MLB. He pointed out that NFL only has 8 road games, vs. baseball's 30. Baseball is constantly travelling. NFL they fly in the morning of, and leave the same day. 

Not saying that it's guaranteed, but there are fewer chances for things to get out of hand.


But, with football, the players are all scrunched together at the line of scrimmage, grabbing each other every play.  They bunch together in the huddle, etc.

Except for golf, baseball was probably going to be the best case scenario for being able to distance in sports.  The players are spread out for the most part, except in the dugout.  There's not a lot of physical contact on every play, etc.

If baseball can't make it work, no sport can, IMO
 
2020-07-27 11:29:32 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: No sports team is going to be able to keep the disease from spreading among themselves. They're just in close contact too long. The only way it works is the "bubble" idea, where you make sure everyone in the bubble is clear then make sure people don't leave or enter the bubble.

So far, it appears to be working for the NBA, despite idiots going to strip clubs - as long as they're caught and kept out until they test clear, the bubble holds. But the NBA and the NHL aren't trying to play games at home, they're in one/two places, they're not traveling.

MLB's trying to manage 30 bubbles and then intersect them. That really means that MLB is trying to manage one giant bubble, with part of it moving around all the time.

Bubble's a great word for it in another way. Bubbles can pop. Someone comes in without testing? You have to isolate everyone and test to make sure they're clear. Don't do so, and if that someone has it, it'll roll though the entire group, because they're used to acting as if the bubble is safe.

It's why you have to limit interface points, so that you can watch them. MLB can't - too many pieces in motion.

I'm not surprised this happened. I'm not even surprised it happened this soon.


This wouldn't be a problem of "many bubbles" if they just used the spring training complexes for the games.  There's no fans anyways, so who the hell cares about the small stadiums?
 
2020-07-27 11:34:31 AM  

bhcompy: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: No sports team is going to be able to keep the disease from spreading among themselves. They're just in close contact too long. The only way it works is the "bubble" idea, where you make sure everyone in the bubble is clear then make sure people don't leave or enter the bubble.

So far, it appears to be working for the NBA, despite idiots going to strip clubs - as long as they're caught and kept out until they test clear, the bubble holds. But the NBA and the NHL aren't trying to play games at home, they're in one/two places, they're not traveling.

MLB's trying to manage 30 bubbles and then intersect them. That really means that MLB is trying to manage one giant bubble, with part of it moving around all the time.

Bubble's a great word for it in another way. Bubbles can pop. Someone comes in without testing? You have to isolate everyone and test to make sure they're clear. Don't do so, and if that someone has it, it'll roll though the entire group, because they're used to acting as if the bubble is safe.

It's why you have to limit interface points, so that you can watch them. MLB can't - too many pieces in motion.

I'm not surprised this happened. I'm not even surprised it happened this soon.

This wouldn't be a problem of "many bubbles" if they just used the spring training complexes for the games.  There's no fans anyways, so who the hell cares about the small stadiums?


Florida and Arizona? No thanks.
 
2020-07-27 11:35:59 AM  

downstairs: Enigmamf: Walker: LOL this is gonna keep happening. They need to cancel the season. No way to social distance in baseball.

Let's look at this another way. The 13 Marlins who don't die from this will now be immune.

I propose along with the 7th inning stretch, we now have a 4th inning burial of lost players in center field.


I say bury players at their position. It's the only way to show the proper respect for people who gave their lives to play.
 
2020-07-27 11:36:35 AM  

TheManofPA: Jack Sabbath: So is that precautionary or is there about to be a big announcement from the Phillies about positive testing due to them playing three with the Marlins over the past few days?

Are the Braves going to postpone or cancel as they played the Marlins recently?

What a shiatshow.

Braves had it first. This was their long game to try and win the division.


I've been saying to just cancel baseball and hand Atlanta the trophy by default.

But now, the NFL should REALLY consider a bubble.  Put the divisions together (AFC and NFC North divisions, for example, since having AFC North and East teams would show how farked the alignment is geographically), have them play each other twice, and you can have two games in each of the four stadiums per day.  And, since we're likely not getting college football, Saturday becomes an option.
 
2020-07-27 11:36:53 AM  

151: usernameguy: I watched the Pirates games this weekend. No one but coaches were wearing masks in the dugout (where masks are most important during the game), and coaches were frequently taking masks off or wearing them below the nose. Players were high-fiving, patting each other, etc. No one was following even the meager protocols that were enacted. Cancel the season. This country is too spoiled to do sports responsibly.

This. I was watching the dodgers game Thursday when mookie ran in from third. He high fived every single damn person in the dugout, probably even the bat boy. I've watched 4 games since then and seen it at least a dozen more times. And when watching ESPN stuff, they'll show a clip of exactly that, and make not a single damn comment about how the protocol is completely ignored.

Baseball HAD a tiny chance. But even the simplest of rules were completely ignored. You're outta here baseball. See you MAYBE next year.


The chances of the virus spreading during a game is pretty low, including via high fives, not wearing masks, etc.

The problem is training rooms and locker rooms and strategy meetings and the team bus/plane.  Indoor, close contact, lots of times without mask wearing (you ain't wearing a mask to shower).
 
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