Author Topic: DC government recommends canceling all events over 1000 people until March 31  (Read 465 times)

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Offline imref

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With NBA cancelled, I'm sure the NHL will follow shortly.   There's not going to be any sports for a while.

Yep

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Have conference tournaments this weekend been cancelled yet?

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Have conference tournaments this weekend been cancelled yet?

They will be

Offline GburgNatsFan

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With NBA cancelled, I'm sure the NHL will follow shortly.   There's not going to be any sports for a while.

Hopefully MLB  TV will play the World Series on a continuous loop. The Nats won, BTW.


Offline Elvir Ovcina

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I saw the piece that Seattle and Oakland are planning to move their first home games to away locations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/03/11/mariners-home-games-mlb-coronavirus/

That's going to be an N/A.  The season will not start as scheduled.

Offline MtPleasantNatsFan

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Nationals cancel the Homecoming Gala on March 23.

Offline bluestreak

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I’m wondering if they are going to cancel spring training games.

Offline rileyn

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Just curious, why do some posters care what forum this thread, or any other, is located?

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I’m wondering if they are going to cancel spring training games.
Surprised it's not happened already--especially with the elderly populations in Florida and Arizona. 

Offline 1995hoo

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Hearing MLS will suspend their season as well.

At least with baseball, if you delay the start of the season, in theory you can play doubleheaders to try to play as much of the full schedule as possible.

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Hearing MLS will suspend their season as well.

At least with baseball, if you delay the start of the season, in theory you can play doubleheaders to try to play as much of the full schedule as possible.
They won't play a bunch if DHers. Theyll just shorten the season.

Offline 1995hoo

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I strongly suspect one reason teams are trying not to cancel anything probably has to do with insurance coverage. I suspect (but do not know for certain) that sports teams almost certainly have some sort of coverage against financial losses caused by pandemics or similar events, but the policies most likely provide coverage for "involuntary" cancellations. Thus, the owners likely want to be "forced" to cancel, either by the government or by the league office. (Of course, the league office is theoretically controlled by the owners....)



They won't play a bunch if DHers. Theyll just shorten the season.

I did say "in theory."

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I strongly suspect one reason teams are trying not to cancel anything probably has to do with insurance coverage. I suspect (but do not know for certain) that sports teams almost certainly have some sort of coverage against financial losses caused by pandemics or similar events, but the policies most likely provide coverage for "involuntary" cancellations. Thus, the owners likely want to be "forced" to cancel, either by the government or by the league office. (Of course, the league office is theoretically controlled by the owners....)



I did say "in theory."

In theory, they wont play a bunch of doubleheaders

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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At least we got in our world series win before the shut down, unlike 1994.