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Started by Nik, February 04, 2020, 11:22:36 PM

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Highlander

Can't understand why MLB didn't use the bubble approach, so far it has worked for the other leagues. Complete madness to let this happen.   And too bad, I have been loving seeing the Jays play again.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Frank E

Quote from: Bender on July 28, 2020, 11:57:35 AM
Quote from: Crake on July 27, 2020, 04:36:44 PM
Quote from: Peter D. on July 27, 2020, 04:25:20 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.

Just FYI, the plan submitted to the province and approved by Chief Medical Officer of Health required the teams to be isolated from gen pub. 

I think the issue became the crossing border thing, which is a federal thing, and has nothing to do with the province.  The feds didn't want to open that can of worms.

herman

Quote from: Highlander on July 28, 2020, 12:04:20 PM
Can't understand why MLB didn't use the bubble approach, so far it has worked for the other leagues. Complete madness to let this happen.   And too bad, I have been loving seeing the Jays play again.

A tight bubble is not feasible for baseball. The teams and support staff and stadium grounds crews, etc. is a significantly larger number of people than hockey. For a regular season grind, that's kind of crazy, even though baseball is the most distanced of the 4 major sports.

Hockey's RTP looks to be working well right now, thanks to Canada generally managing things well, but if it is needed for the next regular season as well, there'll be an uproar from players and staff.
#27 #TeamFasstholes


Highlander

This is reminding me of Pop goes the Weasel.
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

bustaheims

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

L K

Supposedly the Jays game on Friday has been delayed/postponed.  They are now tentatively going to play a double header on Saturday and a game on Sunday against the Phillies. 

So now we have a rushed season where players are going to be at increased risk of injury and we are jamming games into double headers to account for a lack of safety on COVID exposure.  MLB is absolutely incompetent.

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

L K

Quote from: herman on August 02, 2020, 12:37:03 PM
https://twitter.com/timbritton/status/1289975947265847297

He packed up his stuff in the middle of the night and left the hotel.   He's opting out.   He informed the team during the game.  But of a bizarre series of events

herman

Quote from: L K on August 02, 2020, 04:34:26 PM
Quote from: herman on August 02, 2020, 12:37:03 PM
https://twitter.com/timbritton/status/1289975947265847297

He packed up his stuff in the middle of the night and left the hotel.   He's opting out.   He informed the team during the game.  But of a bizarre series of events
I'm just glad he's okay
#27 #TeamFasstholes

Arn

Quote from: L K on August 02, 2020, 04:34:26 PM
Quote from: herman on August 02, 2020, 12:37:03 PM
https://twitter.com/timbritton/status/1289975947265847297

He packed up his stuff in the middle of the night and left the hotel.   He's opting out.   He informed the team during the game.  But of a bizarre series of events

With the way MLB (and indeed some other players) have handled things, I'd be surprised if he's the last
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Arn

Bunch of Cardinals players and staff test positive.

More games postponed.

Seemingly players visiting a casino this time being the cause.

They really do need to shut it down. The rules aren't stringent enough and even if they were it seems you can't control your players to stop them doing these things if they're not in a "bubble"
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Joe

Well Tampa is doing a good job of crapping the bed.

L K

Personally I?m just glad that the league that pretends Pete Rose and Barry Bonds don?t exist can celebrate how awesome Houston is.