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Started by Nik, February 05, 2020, 12:22:36 AM

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seahawk

Not as bad as Oakland which stopped paying minor league players as of May 31st. Seems like both tems have reversed course on those decisions.

https://es.pn/2YcAeNj
https://es.pn/2My9eSQ

L K

MLB is doing an awesome job of shooting themselves in the face over trying to get their league up and running.  The NBA and NHL have plans in place.  MLB is busy having media battles and trying to set this up as a fight over their next CBA.

CarltonTheBear


bustaheims

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Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 23, 2020, 03:08:06 PM
https://twitter.com/HannahRKeyser/status/1286373420138139649

So opening day is going well.

Leave it to MLB to make the worst RTP plan.

Everyone else is going into isolation bubbles with no travel, delaying things more, or other more sensible protocols. MLB? Let's have all the teams travel across the region. Oh, and one of our teams can't play in their home city, so, they need to share a stadium. Our first choice is one they and their opponents wouldn't have visited under the shortened schedule, but, that won't be a problem right?
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Nik


And this is the sort of thing Ford and Tory would have been ok with letting into the country.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: bustaheims on July 23, 2020, 03:38:15 PM
Everyone else is going into isolation bubbles with no travel, delaying things more, or other more sensible protocols. MLB? Let's have all the teams travel across the region. Oh, and one of our teams can't play in their home city, so, they need to share a stadium. Our first choice is one they and their opponents wouldn't have visited under the shortened schedule, but, that won't be a problem right?

I'm all for blasting the MLB here, but odds are if the NBA and NHL were starting new seasons now instead of finishing up they probably wouldn't be doing bubbles/no travel either.

bustaheims

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 23, 2020, 04:00:38 PM
I'm all for blasting the MLB here, but odds are if the NBA and NHL were starting new seasons now instead of finishing up they probably wouldn't be doing bubbles/no travel either.

That's fair, though, part of me would hope at least one of those leagues would recognize the problem and postpone things as much as possible.

The Canadian government not allowing U.S. based teams to travel back and forth across the border would have a much more significant impact on the NHL - enough that they might actually make the smart choice. Maybe. I hope. The NBA would probably be looking at a similar scenario to MLB.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Nik


Half an inning in and this is already one of the weirder things I've ever seen.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Bender

Quote from: Nik on July 23, 2020, 07:22:49 PM

Half an inning in and this is already one of the weirder things I've ever seen.
I'm not keeping tabs. What's happened?
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Nik

Quote from: Bender on July 23, 2020, 10:00:44 PM
Quote from: Nik on July 23, 2020, 07:22:49 PM

Half an inning in and this is already one of the weirder things I've ever seen.
I'm not keeping tabs. What's happened?

Oh nothing specific, I just meant the empty stadium and mask wearing players.

And it looks like its Buffalo for the Jays.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Highlander

Makes sense, even though it's not MLB standard in some ways it feels like it is in our backyard and our players have a familiarity with it.  Once they install some new lights and some other upgrades,  they can make it work.  Low Covid rates and heck its only 30 games there, right?
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Highlander

Just saw confirm of Buffalo in the paper..shuffle off to Buffalo...Anchor Bar, good wings!
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

herman

So the Marlins are in the midst of an outbreak.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag


L K

It's so shocking that a team in Florida could possibly get a covid outbreak playing in a league with garbage strategy for limiting exposures.