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  1. 10 minutes ago, TrueToTheBlue said:


    Dude, I’m not trying to be mean when I say this, but you are completely out of touch with reality. 


    This is a very, very serious situation. Look at the projections, which are now being supported by the trends. The US cases right now are increasing faster than any other country in the world. The healthcare system is still holding on by a thread but it will be overwhelmed in parts of the country soon - and when that happens things will get really bad in those areas. 


    These are facts, not conspiracy theories. Everyone needs to practice social distancing to flatten the curve. I just don’t get how some people can see what’s going on, read the firsthand reports, see the statistics and projections - and still not take this seriously or think it’s some kind of political conspiracy. Makes no sense at all to me.

    I think part of it, unfortunately, is the media itself. They have spent years (ALL of them) pushing agendas, using hyperbole/panic/sky is falling to sell. They’re a business. They’re paid by clicks. And it’s what sells. So as this headed our way, there was reluctance (even from myself) to not believe this was any different than the fear they’ve sold in the past. 
    That said, the conspiracy-ish theory of it all is too much, and something I don’t quite get. Everyone should now realize the enormity of this, and grasp that IF we’re able to keep death rates down, it’s due to the unprecedented shut down of the country which makes it happen. 
    I’m in Michigan. There have been 3 or 4 Detroit police officers to die already, and over 100 more are quarantined. Anyone, at this point, who doesn’t recognize the gravity of this simply isn’t paying attention. 

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  2. Just now, MrBrown said:

    More cases = more deaths. It's not rocket science.  As our hospitals reach capacity you will start to see deaths skyrocket.  Right now most cases are still open so those numbers aren't really relevant at this point.  We're still near the early stages right now.

    Wrong. More cases =/= more deaths.

    Germany has 37,000 cases and 200 deaths.

    Iran has 27,000 cases and 2,000 deaths.

    So this is patently false. 

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  3. 2 minutes ago, MrBrown said:

    The numbers are meaningless?  :rolleyes: sure.

    We have over 5 times as many people. The number of people overall who get it will shoot past Italy. 
    Currently we are at 3 deaths/M pop. China and Germany at 2. Italy at 124, and Spain at 78. Those are the numbers we are concerned about. 

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  4. 2 minutes ago, Fbaseballgod said:

    I don’t understand how there can be such a disconnect from MLB which apparently is looking to go full steam ahead in July and the scientists which say that social distancing is required until a vaccine is created.  Unless I’m missing something, which is quite possible.

    Are you suggesting we’ll miss two full seasons of baseball? Because a vaccine is going to take 18-24 months by most accounts 

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  5. I’m staying away from the Ty Cobb/Hank Greenberg types. Think it’s more interesting to stick with guys we’ve seen play.

    I think the Tigers are relatively easy (and boring).

    Miguel Cabrera (one of great RHH of last 40 years)  

    Justin Verlander

    Alan Trammell

    Lou Whitaker


    The 4th name is probably the only one up for debate, but over 70 career bWAR. Seriously underrated. Hard to pick Magglio or Scherzer types who didn’t play majority of career here. 

    That said, really interested to see some others. Indians, Yankees, Jays are a few teams I know well, and would have difficulty cutting it to 4.

    Who you got?

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  6. 10 minutes ago, MrBrown said:

    N.J. coronavirus deaths increase to 44 with 3,675 total cases statewide. 846 new positive tests announced.

    Now 2nd most cases in the country. Numbers are jumping quickly. This isn't going away.

    This will likely continue to increase over the next two weeks, as we’ll continue to see all the cases from the previous couple weeks, because we weren’t locked down and people didn’t know they were sick/contagious. But the hope is, if these measures work, that we will see the decrease after that. But we’re weeks away from that.

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  7. 4 minutes ago, Slatykamora said:

    Think we get too impatient. Open things back up and they hit hard by a second wave.

    This is possible. There are signs of this in S.Korea and Hong Kong already (I believe). 
    It will be something we deal with all summer, and then next Fall and Winter until there’s a vaccine. 
    That said, there is no way the lockdowns continue. It’s just impossible for the economy. So once we flattens the curve (which literally means less peak but longer period of time dealing with it), the country will move forward. 
    And I won’t be shocked if MLB wants to be part of the “America is back” tour. 

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  8. 7 minutes ago, shakestreet said:

    I know we all want baseball but no way do I see us having baseball this year. Too many underlying factors to consider and honestly I can’t see how anybody thinks differently. By the way casinos are closed and in my area banks have only drive ups, insurance companies are not letting the public in there buildings. 

    And do you think we’re going to be locked down all summer? Or do you believe in, even say 4-6 weeks, people will be back to work, you’ll be able to go into banks?

  9. 14 minutes ago, Wytchclt55 said:

    Jason Bay, Aramis Ramirez, Prince Fielder, Carlos Lee I remember being consistent early round but not quite first pick guys.

    Closers like Gagne, Koch, and even that fun 1999 John rocker year gets an honorable mention.

    Rich Harden gets a special place. I’d always chase what he could do if he played. Always got hurt and I loved how he looked for all 7 games he’d pitch each year lol. I think he actually played one full year and was amazing. He was my kryptonite.

    And then my favorite MLB player of all time, Carl Crawford. 

    Two great calls here. I always owned Harden in the hopes that he’d finally stay healthy.

    Side note I’ve got a Carl Crawford card with a game-used bat piece in it. If you’ve got any use for it, DM me your address and I’ll shoot it your way. 

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