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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1125: July 31, 2020, 07:34:31 AM »
Seems odd that in a season that should be favorable to the Marlins given their experience playing in empty stadiums, they can’t play.

'The Marlins...Socially Distancing Since 2013'

[they have had the NL's lowest attendance for the past seven seasons and counting]

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1126: July 31, 2020, 08:08:04 AM »
'The Marlins...Socially Distancing Since 2013'

[they have had the NL's lowest attendance for the past seven seasons and counting]
Except at Atlanta's strip clubs

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1127: July 31, 2020, 08:40:18 AM »
Pitching Rainey way too much.   His velocity has dropped
Down a couple mph all year, but seems to be much more accurate.   I think that is an effective trade off.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1128: July 31, 2020, 09:29:19 AM »
Down a couple mph all year, but seems to be much more accurate.   I think that is an effective trade off.
Rainey has been in 5 games over 8 days. But only 59 pitches total including just 3 pitches in one of the Yankees games. I am sure that has factored into their decisions.  He doesn’t have to hold up for a 162 game season. 

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1129: July 31, 2020, 09:47:34 AM »
Cardinals got hit with the rona now. Their game is postponed. It's just going to get worse. Six teams, or 20% of the league, idle tonight.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1130: July 31, 2020, 09:58:58 AM »
Cardinals got hit with the rona now. Their game is postponed. It's just going to get worse. Six teams, or 20% of the league, idle tonight.
Yea. Does not look good. 

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1131: July 31, 2020, 10:28:58 AM »
Yea. Does not look good. 

Going to be a lot of double-headers if they continue, or the league will use MLB2K to play the games that can't be played in person.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1132: July 31, 2020, 10:56:04 AM »
FFS. This isn’t even baseball anymore.

I believe it's pronounced BLERNSball

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1133: July 31, 2020, 10:58:04 AM »
Cards vs Brewers ppd due to Cards players testing positive according to ESPN. Time to pull the plug. Doubtful if any of the players are at risk of dying  but certainly people they come in contact with could be more vulnerable due to age or underlying conditions.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1134: July 31, 2020, 12:00:01 PM »
Marlins are sending the infected personnel back to Miami on chartered buses. They can't use Amtrak in sleeper-class private rooms because all train service south of JAX has been suspended due to Isaias.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1135: July 31, 2020, 03:10:05 PM »
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Going to be a lot of double-headers if they continue, or the league will use MLB2K to play the games that can't be played in person.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1136: July 31, 2020, 04:36:22 PM »
Marlin infection count hits 20 - 18 players and 2 coaches.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1137: July 31, 2020, 04:51:01 PM »
Marlin infection count hits 20 - 18 players and 2 coaches.
togetherness . . . 

Maybe they can just wholesale replace their roster with the spare 30 players from the team with the most prospects in camp? 

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1138: July 31, 2020, 05:12:29 PM »
That stripper better be worth it

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1139: July 31, 2020, 05:20:29 PM »
This is a week into the season. It would be funny if I wasn’t so damn sad.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1140: July 31, 2020, 05:30:25 PM »
The season isn't going to make it. They had a choice; go bubble, or be ready to power through limited case numbers and only shutting a team down if it was Marlins bad.

They spent more time posturing in the media about money than asking, "How will this work?"

Hate this.


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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1142: July 31, 2020, 05:51:05 PM »
Manfred is now warning they may shut down the season.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29572885/sources-mlb-commissioner-warns-shutdown-players-do-better-job-managing-coronavirus

The players should counter Any warning that he better do a better job managing it as well

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1143: July 31, 2020, 05:56:48 PM »
The season isn't going to make it. They had a choice; go bubble, or be ready to power through limited case numbers and only shutting a team down if it was Marlins bad.

They spent more time posturing in the media about money than asking, "How will this work?"

Hate this.

To be fair, If someone were going to try to convince me to work during a pandemic (or at any time), the thing I’d probably focus on most is money too.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1144: July 31, 2020, 06:25:23 PM »
Manfred is now warning they may shut down the season.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29572885/sources-mlb-commissioner-warns-shutdown-players-do-better-job-managing-coronavirus
Manfred is the commissioner. Who the hell is he pointing the finger at if not himself?

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1145: July 31, 2020, 06:28:54 PM »
Rumor has it the Marlins outbreak also involved players going to Magic City in Atlanta. I’ve got to try these wings....


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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1147: July 31, 2020, 07:05:05 PM »
The season isn't going to make it. They had a choice; go bubble, or be ready to power through limited case numbers and only shutting a team down if it was Marlins bad.

They spent more time posturing in the media about money than asking, "How will this work?"

Hate this.
The bubble was never an option

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1148: July 31, 2020, 07:17:24 PM »
The bubble was never an option

The players blocked that, right? They didn’t want to be away from their families?
I thought they expanded their rosters for just this reason-if a few players got sick then they had some spares waiting in the wings?

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1149: July 31, 2020, 07:19:56 PM »
The players blocked that, right? They didn’t want to be away from their families?
I thought they expanded their rosters for just this reason-if a few players got sick then they had some spares waiting in the wings?

900 players plus coaches and support staff was probably not feasible, even if players were willing. But you’re right, it was a non starter with the players. And the owners really wanted to play in home stadiums to get as revenue for the televised games.