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

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Bender

"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

Arn

I take it the MLB players are pretty much permitted to go where they plase and do as they wish outside of game time? Hence the Canadian govt not wanting games in Toronto?

I was surprised to see players with face coverings over the weekend. Something I haven't seen in other sports as they're in the "bubbles" or whatever.

Though I did also wonder why some were bothering - more often that not it was covering only the mouth not the nose or half hanging off altogether.
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CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Arn on July 27, 2020, 10:25:42 AM
I was surprised to see players with face coverings over the weekend. Something I haven't seen in other sports as they're in the "bubbles" or whatever.

Though I did also wonder why some were bothering - more often that not it was covering only the mouth not the nose or half hanging off altogether.

The skeptic in me figures that's more of a performative gesture than anything else.

Arn

Indeed I felt the same. 

Actually done properly it might not be a bad way of convincing some sceptics to wear masks and normalise it a little. But doing it half assed probably plays in to the people who don't want to wear one....
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herman

Quote from: L K on July 27, 2020, 09:47:33 AM
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.

Apparently the Marlins were clean, but recently came into contact with the Atlanta team who had some players also test positive.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: herman on July 27, 2020, 10:46:49 AM
https://twitter.com/ken_rosenthal/status/1287757902548172803
The Marlins are still in Philly.

This feels like the day the NBA cancelled their season but you know MLB ain't doing that.

herman

Their plan was basically um let's just do the normal stuff but with a mask in the dugout.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Arn

Hope I can get a refund on my MLB TV
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bustaheims

What an absolutely shocking series of events, said no one.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

CarltonTheBear

David Price, who opted out of this season (which costed him about $11.8mil), chimes in:

https://twitter.com/DAVIDprice24/status/1287793458602635265

Arn

This is actually madness. I thought there was some kind of "bubble" around squads. Not just a free for all with a pile of spare players waiting to get in when inevitable infections occur.



https://www.inquirer.com/phillies/miami-marlins-coronavirus-outbreak-phillies-mlb-season-20200727.html
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Peter D.

Players flying in and out of cities in a country where the virus is spiralling out of control and with no league-directive quarantine measures set in place nor required.  What could have gone wrong?

Groundskeeper Willie

Quote from: Peter D. on July 27, 2020, 05:25:20 PM
Players flying in and out of cities in a country where the virus is spiralling out of control and with no league-directive quarantine measures set in place nor required.  What could have gone wrong?
And Doug Ford and John Tory were ok with this going to Toronto?

Bender

Quote from: Crake on July 27, 2020, 05:36:44 PM
Quote from: Peter D. on July 27, 2020, 05:25:20 PM
Players flying in and out of cities in a country where the virus is spiralling out of control and with no league-directive quarantine measures set in place nor required.  What could have gone wrong?
And Doug Ford and John Tory were ok with this going to Toronto?
Glad the feds put the kibosh. Absolute nonsense.
"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