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When do you think MLB will have Opening Day?

April 9.  Just a 2 week delay.
1 (2%)
May 1
6 (12%)
June 1
18 (36%)
July 1
11 (22%)
No season
14 (28%)

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Offline rileyn

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Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Topic Start: March 14, 2020, 08:34:29 AM »
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Re: Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Reply #1: March 14, 2020, 08:43:02 AM »
Mid May

Offline rileyn

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« Reply #2: March 14, 2020, 08:52:01 AM »
I will go July 1, but I'm starting to think the season is in jeopardy.  I think NBA and NHL will not resume their seasons.

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« Reply #3: March 14, 2020, 09:09:04 AM »
I’m agreeing on July- I think they’re will be pressure on the leagues to finish off seasons after impact returns just to help distract everyone

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Re: Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Reply #4: March 14, 2020, 10:10:06 AM »
Going with June 1.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #5: March 14, 2020, 10:14:45 AM »
Going with June 1.
Same for me. 

Offline Duke of Earl

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« Reply #6: March 14, 2020, 11:47:20 AM »
Need to add August 1.

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« Reply #7: March 14, 2020, 12:08:13 PM »
I will go July 1, but I'm starting to think the season is in jeopardy.  I think NBA and NHL will not resume their seasons.

I think NBA and NHL will resume with NBA specifically using this as an experiment and finish by August and start next season in December.  They have been wanting to tinker with the schedule and see if starting after NFL season works, less games, in season tournaments, etc.

I will go with MLB season starting when NBA/NHL return. Mid to late May.

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Re: Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Reply #8: March 14, 2020, 01:26:45 PM »
I'm actually going with April 9, but I expect the schedule to be messed with.  Initially, they just tack on make up games at the end of the season, but what I suspect is they give themselves the flexibility to shut down again mid-season and create two, shorter half seasons and a different structure to the playoffs, with the half-season Division winners and a wild card from each half forming an 8 team playoff for each league. 

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« Reply #9: March 14, 2020, 02:01:55 PM »
I will go July 1, but I'm starting to think the season is in jeopardy.  I think NBA and NHL will not resume their seasons.

I'm afraid you're right.    This is one of those unkowns.    If Covid-19 acts like the Spanish Flu, it may affect next fall and winter as well.

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« Reply #10: March 14, 2020, 02:07:56 PM »
I'm afraid you're right.    This is one of those unkowns.    If Covid-19 acts like the Spanish Flu, it may affect next fall and winter as well.
Had this discussion with my daughter the doctor.  She said it will stay around for a while because that’s what happens with all viruses. Just a matter of the degree.  Gives them more time to come up with a vaccine also if it spread later.

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« Reply #11: March 16, 2020, 01:28:59 AM »
This thread makes me sad.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #12: March 16, 2020, 08:40:53 AM »
Is anyone else surprised baseball is allowing team workouts? 

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Re: Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Reply #13: March 16, 2020, 08:57:29 AM »
Is anyone else surprised baseball is allowing team workouts? 
well, these guys are going to work out anyway.  Doesn't really surprise me that they would think the team's could take control and clean up the equipment better than gyms around the country, and it is open air conditions.

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« Reply #14: March 16, 2020, 10:07:25 AM »
well, these guys are going to work out anyway.  Doesn't really surprise me that they would think the team's could take control and clean up the equipment better than gyms around the country, and it is open air conditions.
I saw one Yankee minor leaguer has tested positive.

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Re: Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Reply #15: March 16, 2020, 10:12:31 AM »
I will go July 1, but I'm starting to think the season is in jeopardy.  I think NBA and NHL will not resume their seasons.

Quite possible, given that the NBA has already said it may not resume till June.

[Went with July in the poll]

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« Reply #16: March 16, 2020, 01:38:05 PM »
I don’t think that there will be a season. But if there is, it certainly won’t be with fans present. 

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« Reply #17: March 16, 2020, 02:33:09 PM »
MLB announces the start of the 2020 season is delayed indefinitely.

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« Reply #18: March 16, 2020, 02:35:09 PM »
MLB announces the start of the 2020 season is delayed indefinitely.

As b/s mentioned, it may roll right through the "season".

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« Reply #19: March 16, 2020, 03:00:28 PM »
As b/s mentioned, it may roll right through the "season".

As bad as it sounds, unless you want to relive the 30s, at some point people have to start going to work. I think we can expect employers to keep people on the payroll for a while (which team owners seem to largely be doing), but that's not indefinite and once that time starts running out, you're going to start seeing mass layoffs if everyone is self quarantining   

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« Reply #20: March 16, 2020, 03:02:50 PM »
As bad as it sounds, unless you want to relive the 30s, at some point people have to start going to work. I think we can expect employers to keep people on the payroll for a while (which team owners seem to largely be doing), but that's not indefinite and once that time starts running out, you're going to start seeing mass layoffs if everyone is self quarantining   

Oh yeah.    Been thinking about that too.    That doesn't even count retirees/401k's, etc.    Hang on for the ride.

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« Reply #21: March 16, 2020, 03:16:26 PM »
Manfred was supposed to have a call with all GMs earlier today, given the new CDC guidelines the expectation is that the teams are going to close camps and send everyone home.

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Re: Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Reply #22: March 16, 2020, 03:51:46 PM »
Manfred was supposed to have a call with all GMs earlier today, given the new CDC guidelines the expectation is that the teams are going to close camps and send everyone home.
so now MLB will be the source for the DR . . .

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Re: Poll: Go on record, Opening Day will be.....
« Reply #23: March 16, 2020, 04:01:11 PM »
The opening day poll results looks to be giving us the finger

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« Reply #24: March 16, 2020, 04:02:37 PM »
The opening day poll results looks to be giving us the finger

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