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Offline catocony

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1275: August 04, 2020, 01:49:08 PM »
Baseball contracts are still guaranteed, so if you go out to a strip club and catch COVID - or gonorrhea -  and have to go on the DL, you still get paid. 

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1276: August 04, 2020, 03:28:56 PM »
maybe, any of the guys can say they read the guidelines and compiled and point to local health officials deeming places safe to open
They’re not even allowed to go out to restaurants.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1277: August 04, 2020, 05:35:39 PM »
They’re not even allowed to go out to restaurants.
Apparently, the provisions for outside the park are "suggestions" and not requirements.  Nice discussion of this in the Soto piece in the WaPo.

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« Reply #1278: August 04, 2020, 05:39:01 PM »
Apparently, the provisions for outside the park are "suggestions" and not requirements.  Nice discussion of this in the Soto piece in the WaPo.
Thanks.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1279: August 05, 2020, 06:34:37 AM »
Did y'all see the most ridiculous offer the Nats have put out yet? The Ballpark at Home offer? You can get ballpark food delivered to home. A ballpark pizza and a Michael Taylor bobble head to your door for the low low price of $87.00. Give me a freaking break.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1280: August 05, 2020, 07:33:29 AM »
If I’m not mistaken, you have to assemble and cook the food yourself with that offer.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1281: August 05, 2020, 08:54:45 AM »
Did y'all see the most ridiculous offer the Nats have put out yet? The Ballpark at Home offer? You can get ballpark food delivered to home. A ballpark pizza and a Michael Taylor bobble head to your door for the low low price of $87.00. Give me a freaking break.
you still out of town?  you should order it.  :lmao:  Better yet, order it for delivery to one of the high end steak houses.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1282: August 05, 2020, 09:10:29 AM »
Apparently, the provisions for outside the park are "suggestions" and not requirements.  Nice discussion of this in the Soto piece in the WaPo.

And people seem to be operating under the fiction that only players can acquire transmit virus to players.  What about staffers?  Players' families?  Staffers' families?  I mean, unless your clubhouse attendant's wife is also abiding by all the MLB rules, you've still got some pretty wide corridors for the virus.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1283: August 05, 2020, 09:10:38 AM »
Did y'all see the most ridiculous offer the Nats have put out yet? The Ballpark at Home offer? You can get ballpark food delivered to home. A ballpark pizza and a Michael Taylor bobble head to your door for the low low price of $87.00. Give me a freaking break.

I called last night, they were out of hot dog buns. :)

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1284: August 05, 2020, 09:27:55 AM »
Did y'all see the most ridiculous offer the Nats have put out yet? The Ballpark at Home offer? You can get ballpark food delivered to home. A ballpark pizza and a Michael Taylor bobble head to your door for the low low price of $87.00. Give me a freaking break.

...which makes no sense for someone like myself who rarely eats the food at Nats Park...the occasional Nats Dog, and that's it. For an 'authentic ballpark experience', nothing less than real Nats baseball at the real Nats Park will do.

Besides, my idea of a seven-course dinner is a packet of Stouffer's Swedish meatballs and a six-pack.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1285: August 05, 2020, 10:11:36 AM »
The MLB standings are going to be very confusing to follow this year.  Manfred has said they'll use winning percentage if not everyone plays the same amount of games and that is how MLB is publishing standings now:

https://www.mlb.com/standings

So Marlins are in first even though they are a game behind the Braves.   I'm not sure why they are even keeping the GB column since it is kind of meaningless this year.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1286: August 05, 2020, 11:28:04 AM »
Just forget about W/L altogether.  Let's have subjective scoring based on style, like figure skating. 
The MLB standings are going to be very confusing to follow this year.  Manfred has said they'll use winning percentage if not everyone plays the same amount of games and that is how MLB is publishing standings now:

https://www.mlb.com/standings

So Marlins are in first even though they are a game behind the Braves.   I'm not sure why they are even keeping the GB column since it is kind of meaningless this year.


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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1287: August 05, 2020, 12:03:01 PM »
There are also to be eight teams from each league in the postseason, correct? If so, the "WCGB" column should be removed for this year.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1288: August 05, 2020, 12:59:54 PM »
If I’m not mistaken, you have to assemble and cook the food yourself with that offer.


The hot dogs weren’t cooked lol.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1289: August 05, 2020, 02:09:31 PM »
There are also to be eight teams from each league in the postseason, correct? If so, the "WCGB" column should be removed for this year.

I think only the 7 and 8 seeds are considered "wildcards". So there are still two wildcards per league.

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« Reply #1290: August 05, 2020, 03:22:51 PM »
I think only the 7 and 8 seeds are considered "wildcards". So there are still two wildcards per league.

But if that's so, then the standings tables are still messed up.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1291: August 05, 2020, 03:46:42 PM »
But if that's so, then the standings tables are still messed up.

Welcome to 2020...  ;)

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1292: August 05, 2020, 03:57:01 PM »
Just forget about W/L altogether.  Let's have subjective scoring based on style, like figure skating. 
I hear the Russians have the best judges!

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1293: August 06, 2020, 09:43:59 AM »
Nats have cancelled winterfest for this year.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1294: August 06, 2020, 02:15:41 PM »
The Fredricksburg Nationals have announced a Live Music Friday on August 28th.  Fans can come to the ballpark, enjoy live music and concessions, and watch the Nationals play the Red Sox on the video board.

And yet we can't go to the actual Nationals Park and watch a game.

There is a cap of 1,000 fans though.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1295: August 07, 2020, 10:19:02 AM »
MLB announces make ups for last weekend's Marlin's series:

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• The three-game series between the Marlins and Washington Nationals, which was originally scheduled for July 31st-August 2nd, will be rescheduled across two different scheduled meetings between the Clubs later this season.

Friday, August 21st-Monday, August 24th in Washington
• Friday, August 21st – 6:05 p.m. (ET) start (regularly scheduled game)
• Saturday, August 22nd – 4:05 p.m. (ET) start with Nationals serving as the home team during Game 1, which is the regularly scheduled game, and the Marlins serving as the home team during Game 2, which is a make-up of the Friday, July 31st game.
• Sunday, August 23rd – 12:35 p.m. (ET) start (regularly scheduled game)
• Monday, August 24th – 6:05 p.m. (ET) start (regularly scheduled game)

Friday, September 18th-Sunday, September 20th in Miami
• Friday, September 18th – 5:10 p.m. (ET) doubleheader start (regularly scheduled game and make-up from Saturday, August 1st)
• Saturday, September 19th – 6:10 p.m. (ET) start (regularly scheduled game)
• Sunday, September 20th – 1:10 p.m. (ET) doubleheader start (regularly scheduled game and make-up from Sunday, August 2nd)
https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-announces-scheduling-updates

So, two 5-game series, with one DH in DC where the Marlins will be the "home"  team in the second game.  Fedde gets a couple of starts out of this, I think, and maybe a bullpen game for the DH in Miami?  Maybe a call up from Fredericksburg?

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1296: August 07, 2020, 10:28:43 AM »
So the one in Miami is 5 games in 3 days? And they wonder why pitchers are getting hurt.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1297: August 07, 2020, 11:22:12 AM »
So the one in Miami is 5 games in 3 days? And they wonder why pitchers are getting hurt.
Stop whining. Let’s play two.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1298: August 07, 2020, 11:27:03 AM »
I wonder if they will end up expanding rosters back to 30 with all these double headers.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #1299: August 07, 2020, 01:58:45 PM »
So the one in Miami is 5 games in 3 days? And they wonder why pitchers are getting hurt.

More like 4.1 games in three days, assuming none involve extra innings.