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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #75: April 11, 2020, 08:38:47 PM »
The medical & biological folks are talking about needing social distancing until the end of the year.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #76: April 12, 2020, 02:39:41 PM »
Zimm on the Arizona plan:

https://apnews.com/540061d673fce2cd046b7fee8f48db63

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Putting every team in Arizona in May? There would be so many variables and so many things that would have to be worked out that it’s hard to fathom that it would work.

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One example: I get to the field at 2 o’clock to play a 7 o’clock game at night. If we’re not going to be able to have any crossover between teams, then say we’re playing Game 3 of a tripleheader at Chase Field that day -- how much time do they have between games to disinfect the entire clubhouse?

Do I have a locker? Or do I just show up with my uniform on, AAU travel ball style? And then I just go right out to the field with my bag to start the game? Then you’re going to have people getting hurt.

We don’t get there at 2 o’clock for a 7 o’clock game just to get a chance to hang out with our friends. We have a whole process that we go through to prepare and get our bodies ready to play so we don’t get injured.

Also: People forget that we’re actually human beings.

I have my third child due in June. If this “bubble” in Arizona was going to happen starting in May, you’re trying to tell me I’m not going to be able to be with my wife and see my kid until October?

I’m going to go four or five months without seeing my kid when it’s born? I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen.

Not many people have to go through that, nor should they.

Then you might get people who would say, “Oh, well, then someone else who doesn’t have kids will play.” The more things that happen like that, then you have to worry about the product on the field.

I know everything’s being done by everyone in good faith. We want to play; we want to give people something to watch on TV; people love sports.

But you’ve got to consider the human element. Maybe pump the brakes a little bit. Maybe this wasn’t supposed to be leaked yet. I don’t know if we’re at the point to set this sort of thing up yet.

This virus situation is obviously bigger than sports. Bigger than anything. People’s lives and health take precedence over everything.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #77: April 12, 2020, 06:21:23 PM »



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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #83: April 15, 2020, 10:34:08 AM »
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29038491/dr-anthony-fauci-promotes-single-site-fan-free-return-sports

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Fauci noted to Hamby his interest in being able to watch the World Series champion Washington Nationals.

"I want to see them play again," he said.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #84: April 15, 2020, 10:40:46 AM »
Key quote:

Fauci noted to Hamby his interest in being able to watch the World Series champion Washington Nationals.

"I want to see them play again," he said.


They should have had Fauci on the watch-along last night.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #85: April 15, 2020, 10:50:14 AM »
They should have had Fauci on the watch-along last night.

When the Nats have their next home opener Dr Fauci should throw out the first pitch.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #86: April 15, 2020, 10:54:06 AM »
When the Nats have their next home opener Dr Fauci should throw out the first pitch.

if he does that, and there's nobody in the park to see it, does it happen?

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #87: April 15, 2020, 11:30:53 AM »
When the Nats have their next home opener Dr Fauci should throw out the first pitch.
wearing gloves and a mask, to make him feel at home

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #88: April 15, 2020, 11:31:30 AM »
Key quote:

Fauci noted to Hamby his interest in being able to watch the World Series champion Washington Nationals.

"I want to see them play again," he said.

He has excellent taste.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #89: April 15, 2020, 12:25:11 PM »
The WWE donated $18.5 million to the Florida GOP and got themselves declared as an "essential business" so they can resume producing live TV in Florida.  Your move MLB.


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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #94: April 20, 2020, 12:46:41 PM »
MLB invokes Uniform Employee Contract provisions allowing teams to suspend all non-player contracts:

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/covid-19-roundup-team-employees-contracts-suspended/

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #95: April 21, 2020, 04:21:58 PM »
Rosenthal reports that the Nats are one of a handful of teams that have not yet committed to paying employees beyond April 30, the team said they are working on a plan and will communicate it to the staff.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #96: April 21, 2020, 04:25:57 PM »
The plan will be that Rizzo and other execs take paycuts and they furlough a crapload of people. Hourly workers and seasonal workers are already screwed, sales staff is freaked, non-revenue people will be told to go home for a while.

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #97: April 21, 2020, 04:50:44 PM »
MLB invokes Uniform Employee Contract provisions allowing teams to suspend all non-player contracts:

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/covid-19-roundup-team-employees-contracts-suspended/
If there is a plan approved and put in place to play, can a player (Kershaw, for example) refuse to play (because of quarantine, family, etc.) and still expect to be paid?

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #98: April 21, 2020, 05:27:36 PM »
If there is a plan approved and put in place to play, can a player (Kershaw, for example) refuse to play (because of quarantine, family, etc.) and still expect to be paid?

this is just for non-player contracts.  For players, there was a deal announced on March 27 that will pay players a pro-rated portion of their salaries, but now with the league considering playing in spring training locations, or in empty stadiums, the owners are pushing to further reduce player salaries.

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https://apnews.com/c11a2c671c69868fb11acc2b57b0fb70

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Re: So will there be a 2020 season?
« Reply #99: April 21, 2020, 06:42:58 PM »
there was a deal announced on March 27 that will pay players a pro-rated portion of their salaries,
Pro-rated, but what if there is no season at all. Pro-rated would then mean no pay at all?  And if there is a season, and a player refuses to play, he would also get no salary?