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2 days ago  
Nice, subby
 
2 days ago  
Season over.  Time to stop pretending
 
2 days ago  
Seems like the World Series will be won by the team with the best safety protocol, not necessarily the best players.
 
2 days ago  
Lorenzo Cain announced he is done with the season.

What a miserable failure this season will be.

How did they do it in 1918?
 
2 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: How did they do it in 1918?


Very carefully, and under the leadership of a US President who was not spending every waking moment trying to convince himself and his followers that the then-ongoing public health crisis was a hoax by his political opponents meant to make him look bad.
 
2 days ago  
The Marlins should be forfeiting these games they're missing.. FOR HAVING SELFISH-ASS PLAYERS THAT HAD TO GO OUT, IGNORING ALL THE PROTOCOLS. THEN PLAYING WITH SICK PLAYERS IN THE LINE-UP *AND* INFECTING MEMBERS OF THE OTHER TEAM.

It'll likely turn out the Cards did something similar.
 
2 days ago  

sno man: The Marlins should be forfeiting these games they're missing.. FOR HAVING SELFISH-ASS PLAYERS THAT HAD TO GO OUT, IGNORING ALL THE PROTOCOLS. THEN PLAYING WITH SICK PLAYERS IN THE LINE-UP *AND* INFECTING MEMBERS OF THE OTHER TEAM.

It'll likely turn out the Cards did something similar.


Rumor on the tweets is they hit up a casino.
 
2 days ago  

Austin: Rumor on the tweets is they hit up a casino.


I split aces in my bronchial tubes.
 
1 day ago  
It's like blackjack.  Covid is the dealer and sticks at 19.
 
1 day ago  
August is always exciting in baseball. Looks like the Cardinals are going to make a real run at the Marlins.
 
1 day ago  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Seems like the World Series will be won by the team with the best safety protocol, not necessarily the best players.


So, schedule roulette? Because the teams that were going to play are also missing games. Is the season going to go by tie breakers by games played over the winning percentage? Or are we going to have 3 months of make up games and have the world series in January...2022?
 
1 day ago  

Langston: Nice, subby


It's so original.
 
1 day ago  
Covid is gonna blow this series like it did against the Marlins.
 
1 day ago  

King Something: Nadie_AZ: How did they do it in 1918?

Very carefully, and under the leadership of a US President who was not spending every waking moment trying to convince himself and his followers that the then-ongoing public health crisis was a hoax by his political opponents meant to make him look bad.


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Your post was an example of carefully-researched, fact-based journalism and totally not a random outburst at the individual you imagine to be the reason your life hasn't turned out the way you wanted it.
 
1 day ago  

knight_on_the_rail: Langston: Nice, subby

It's so original.


By now it's become tradition.
 
1 day ago  

AppleOptionEsc: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Seems like the World Series will be won by the team with the best safety protocol, not necessarily the best players.

So, schedule roulette? Because the teams that were going to play are also missing games. Is the season going to go by tie breakers by games played over the winning percentage? Or are we going to have 3 months of make up games and have the world series in January...2022?


Pretty much. And that depends on whether MLB decides to even finish the season.
 
1 day ago  

Nadie_AZ: Lorenzo Cain announced he is done with the season.

What a miserable failure this season will be.

How did they do it in 1918?


https://baseballhall.org/discover/191​8​-flu-pandemic-didnt-spare-baseball
 
1 day ago  

GreatGlavinsGhost: knight_on_the_rail: Langston: Nice, subby

It's so original.

By now it's become tradition.


It's the new Xerox headline.

It's the new Xerox headline.

It's th**PAPER JAM**
 
1 day ago  

Outshined_One: GreatGlavinsGhost: knight_on_the_rail: Langston: Nice, subby

It's so original.

By now it's become tradition.

It's the new Xerox headline.

It's the new Xerox headline.

It's th**PAPER JAM**


Didn't realize it was a retread. That's a shame that subby couldn't come up with something original. BOOOOO
 
1 day ago  

King Something: Nadie_AZ: How did they do it in 1918?

Very carefully, and under the leadership of a US President who was not spending every waking moment trying to convince himself and his followers that the then-ongoing public health crisis was a hoax by his political opponents meant to make him look bad.


No, it killed people.

Also, while Trump is a doofus and beyond... if you want to get into slamming an administration... the president in 1918 was Woodrow Freakin' Wilson.  He was a bit problematic.
 
1 day ago  

edmo: August is always exciting in baseball. Looks like the Cardinals are going to make a real run at the Marlins.



It's August and the Padres are in first place, but I'm so disgusted by this season that I'm not watching them.

I hate this year.
 
1 day ago  
COVID hates the NL DH rule.
 
1 day ago  

OptionC: Season over.  Time to stop pretending


This might finally be the Mariners' year!
 
1 day ago  

runwiz: It's like blackjack.  Covid is the dealer and sticks at 19.


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1 day ago  

knight_on_the_rail: Langston: Nice, subby

It's so original.


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\ A joke's gotta walk before it can run.
 
1 day ago  
 
1 day ago  

Austin: sno man: The Marlins should be forfeiting these games they're missing.. FOR HAVING SELFISH-ASS PLAYERS THAT HAD TO GO OUT, IGNORING ALL THE PROTOCOLS. THEN PLAYING WITH SICK PLAYERS IN THE LINE-UP *AND* INFECTING MEMBERS OF THE OTHER TEAM.

It'll likely turn out the Cards did something similar.

Rumor on the tweets is they hit up a casino.


In Atlanta?
 
1 day ago  

Igor Jakovsky: Austin: sno man: The Marlins should be forfeiting these games they're missing.. FOR HAVING SELFISH-ASS PLAYERS THAT HAD TO GO OUT, IGNORING ALL THE PROTOCOLS. THEN PLAYING WITH SICK PLAYERS IN THE LINE-UP *AND* INFECTING MEMBERS OF THE OTHER TEAM.

It'll likely turn out the Cards did something similar.

Rumor on the tweets is they hit up a casino.

In Atlanta?


No, I was talking about the Cards. The Marlins were at an Atlanta strip club.
 
1 day ago  
And it is up to Marlins 21, COVID 19. Manfred needs to announce the season is over tomorrow.
 
1 day ago  

ClavellBCMI: And it is up to Marlins 21, COVID 19. Manfred needs to announce the season is over tomorrow.


Hahahahaha No.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2​9​578360/mlb-commissioner-rob-manfred-sa​ys-playing-players-need-better

"We are playing," Manfred told Ravech. "The players need to be better, but I am not a quitter in general and there is no reason to quit now. We have had to be fluid, but it is manageable."
 
1 day ago  

Nadie_AZ: How did they do it in 1918?


Judging by the outcome of the 1919 season, they handled it poorly.
 
1 day ago  

GreatGlavinsGhost: knight_on_the_rail: Langston: Nice, subby

It's so original.

By now it's become tradition.


Wow, what a boring tradition.  I guess we are in a baseball thread though...
 
1 day ago  

knight_on_the_rail: GreatGlavinsGhost: knight_on_the_rail: Langston: Nice, subby

It's so original.

By now it's become tradition.

Wow, what a boring tradition.  I guess we are in a baseball thread though...


Running headline jokes are a) Common, b) a Fark tradition or c) both.
 
1 day ago  
The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!
 
1 day ago  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: ClavellBCMI: And it is up to Marlins 21, COVID 19. Manfred needs to announce the season is over tomorrow.

Hahahahaha No.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29​578360/mlb-commissioner-rob-manfred-sa​ys-playing-players-need-better

"We are playing," Manfred told Ravech. "The players need to be better, but I am not a quitter in general and there is no reason to quit now. We have had to be fluid, but it is manageable."


Fluid in the lungs counts as being fluid. He might be onto something here...
 
1 day ago  

knight_on_the_rail: GreatGlavinsGhost: knight_on_the_rail: Langston: Nice, subby

It's so original.

By now it's become tradition.

Wow, what a boring tradition.  I guess we are in a baseball thread though...


And here you are. Posting in a boring headlined thread with a boring topic.

You sound fun.
 
1 day ago  

chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!


Yes.  The guys on the same team are spending much more time with each other in enclosed spaces like dugouts and locker rooms and sleeping compared to time spent with the opposing team.
 
1 day ago  
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1 day ago  

chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!


Most of the interactions with the Phillies would have been outdoors, on the field. The Phillies staff infected were those who would have been in the same space as the Marlins (the guys in charge of the visiting team facilities) bullpen coaches, and coach standing near the Marlins dugout.
 
1 day ago  
I heard it on the radio yesterday that Covid has MLB down 0-2, MLB is desperately fouling off pitches but Covid is getting ready to unload a nasty slider.

As much as I love baseball, it's time to shut this down. And the NFL better be paying attention. None of this will work without a bubble.
 
1 day ago  
As I recall make saying, baseball is the most doable major sport.

None of them will complete this season.
 
1 day ago  

chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!


I don't think any MLB teams are paying street price on these tests.
 
1 day ago  

Nadie_AZ: How did they do it in 1918?


Just went to take a look at the Sox schedule that year. They played 126 (they basically cancelled the last month of the season, hence the world series starting on September 5th). So the first 21 games were kinda normal (2 home stands, 2 short road trips), but after that, there were 2 single series, one 12 game road trip and all the rest of the home stands and road trips were 15+ games. I honestly think they should've done something similar this year.

But here's the messed up part: It wasn't the flu that cut the season short officially - it was the war. The Secretary of War and the head of the draft cut a deal with the leagues to get them to shut it down early.
 
1 day ago  

12349876: chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!

Yes.  The guys on the same team are spending much more time with each other in enclosed spaces like dugouts and locker rooms and sleeping compared to time spent with the opposing team.


there are whole empty stadiums.  they don't have to crowd in a dugout.

how much great strategy is being discussed amongst every player sitting in a dugout spitting sunflower seeds onto the ground?  that cannot be accomplished by spreading them out in the stadium with walkie-talkies?
 
1 day ago  

Mike_LowELL: King Something: Nadie_AZ: How did they do it in 1918?

Very carefully, and under the leadership of a US President who was not spending every waking moment trying to convince himself and his followers that the then-ongoing public health crisis was a hoax by his political opponents meant to make him look bad.

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Your post was an example of carefully-researched, fact-based journalism and totally not a random outburst at the individual you imagine to be the reason your life hasn't turned out the way you wanted it.


But they killed a bunch of Red Sox fans...
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1 day ago  
I have to admit that I was looking forward to the NFL season as a diversion. Doesn't seem possible now.
 
1 day ago  

chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!


Just made me realize, that MLB is being really selfish by taking COVID tests that really should be used for the general population. If the baseball season had never started, then these players wouldn't need constant testing. The same with the other sports leagues.
 
1 day ago  

skinink: chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!

Just made me realize, that MLB is being really selfish by taking COVID tests that really should be used for the general population. If the baseball season had never started, then these players wouldn't need constant testing. The same with the other sports leagues.


General population still doesn't want to test people who don't need it. I called the COVID hotline on the military base where I'm stationed and said I wanted to get tested just to find out if I'm an asymptomatic carrier or not, because I think it would be the responsible thing to do.

They refused me and said that if I wasn't experiencing any symptoms and wasn't exposed to anyone who had tested positive, they're not willing to spend the test on me. They also considered my request to be insufficient to justify the risk of coming to where those with symptoms are also congregating for testing. Which is fair.
 
1 day ago  

Hyjamon: 12349876: chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!

Yes.  The guys on the same team are spending much more time with each other in enclosed spaces like dugouts and locker rooms and sleeping compared to time spent with the opposing team.

there are whole empty stadiums.  they don't have to crowd in a dugout.

how much great strategy is being discussed amongst every player sitting in a dugout spitting sunflower seeds onto the ground?  that cannot be accomplished by spreading them out in the stadium with walkie-talkies?


It's clear the teams are going under the assumption that nobody on the team is sick.  Which is incredibly dumb unless you have a super tight bubble.

I've seen European soccer really spread out the chairs for bench players but you can't really do that with a dugout.  The players would really hate being spread around the stands.

The locker is the more likely culprit.  The players would hate it, but maybe you should completely shut those down and force them to leave the hotel room and reenter the hotel room in their uniforms.  Or if you're going allow a clothes change then it has to be in some outdoor private place without a shower.  Or make them go through the shower in several shifts.
 
1 day ago  

12349876: Hyjamon: 12349876: chrismurphy: The Phillies have had no positive yet are being tested *daily*. Average test is $175? Organization is probably what, 50 people? So around $9000 per day in testing, for one team.And somehow these guys infected their own teammates, but not the teammates of any other team including three games against the Phillies...Back to the orgy theory!

Yes.  The guys on the same team are spending much more time with each other in enclosed spaces like dugouts and locker rooms and sleeping compared to time spent with the opposing team.

there are whole empty stadiums.  they don't have to crowd in a dugout.

how much great strategy is being discussed amongst every player sitting in a dugout spitting sunflower seeds onto the ground?  that cannot be accomplished by spreading them out in the stadium with walkie-talkies?

It's clear the teams are going under the assumption that nobody on the team is sick.  Which is incredibly dumb unless you have a super tight bubble.

I've seen European soccer really spread out the chairs for bench players but you can't really do that with a dugout.  The players would really hate being spread around the stands.

The locker is the more likely culprit.  The players would hate it, but maybe you should completely shut those down and force them to leave the hotel room and reenter the hotel room in their uniforms.  Or if you're going allow a clothes change then it has to be in some outdoor private place without a shower.  Or make them go through the shower in several shifts.


players that are making tens of thousands of dollars per game.  Tough shait you have to sit in the stands (hopefully behind a net)

yea, locker rooms would be a problem, but again, you have a whole stadium and if they just went home/respective hotels it would help.  They have the resources to figure this out, and if they cannot?  god help every HS in the country as schools reopen.

honestly, i think the NBA bubble idea is the best...the NBA just forgot the blackjack, hookers and drugs part.  With basketball, I am happy with a 20-40 game pro-season over 3 months.  I am not sure baseball fans with their penchant for moneyball level stats would be happy with a 20-40 game season though.
 
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