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  1. 3 minutes ago, JE7HorseGod said:

    What's the alternative?

    There isnt one.. even if their TV deal was with 1.00, its still 1.00 less they would have lost if they didnt play their games. There will be baseball this year.

    Unless ofcourse teams agreed to share TV revenue? i mean, i doubt it. but. its possible.

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  2. 17 minutes ago, azeri98 said:

    If they play in empty stadiums in Arizona to start. I can't see them playing double headers never mind one game in June or July when it's 110 degrees. I don't want to sound pessimistic. I just can't see them playing in their own stadiums and having to travel every week

    Why not? I mean, FIFA has staged the World Cup in recent years in both Africa and Brasil, with the 2022 version set in Qatar, heat was and always be a concern in these places but they have built the proper facilities to take care of it, they have also implented water breaks when required. Sure, facilities will not be built for these baseball games, but, in comparison to soccer, theres hardly any movement, and ball players certainly out there running for 90 minutes, even more so, those minutes arent consecutive, there are plenty of pauses between when an individual player will take the field again.. there are shady dug outs along with plenty of gatorade to take care of the heat they may have to put up with for 20 minutes at any given time.

  3. 1 minute ago, TribeFoo said:

    So would the goal be to start the season earlier in empty stadiums? I don’t see how there can be a season if they’re referencing not starting games until August.

    beat me to it. That is exactly what i think will happen.. begin in empty stadiums with a build up of playing in stadiums with fans.

  4. 9 minutes ago, azeri98 said:

    Trump says he hopes to have fans in the stadiums by August or September. How will baseball make this work. Most teams need gate revenue and all that goes with it. If they can't have fans until September how will they make payroll

    Yeah, as a couple of others noted, TV revenue would help balance that out. On top of that, if they begin in empty stadiums, there will not be any staff there like normal therefore they are either saving their entire funding for staff, or a % of that if they are paying their part time staff, either way, they will also be saving millions on that end as well.

    I am thinking MLB begins the season behind closed doors untill given the go-ahead, while leagues like the NHL and NBA will finish their seasons/playoffs behind closed doors.

  5. Scheduled participants on call with Trump:
    NBA – Adam Silver
    WNBA – Cathy Engelbert
    MLB – Rob Manfred
    NFL – Roger Goodell
    NHL – Gary Bettman
    PGA Tour – Jay Monahan
    UFC – Dana White
    WWE - Vince McMahon
    NASCAR – John Middlebrook or Jim France.
    MLS – Don Garber.

    Notice: No NCAA.

  6. 17 minutes ago, daynlokki said:

    Doubt any city would want to be the first to invite 26 people on each team living all around the country or globe in some cases to their town while there is a pandemic going on. 

    Disagree, Some states arent even concerned about this, imagine being the city that gets America up and running again.. everybody in the country would be on their knees thanking them for their 'kindness' 

  7. 50 minutes ago, TribeFoo said:

    Trump will probably tell them all to start playing today. Up to the experts and scientists to map out a realistic scenario.

    You're probably not wrong. That is kinda what i am expecting.. Trump to discuss with the leagues potential plans to get these sports up and running again. No joke. I also think the concept is very feasible even if the most of you in here disagree with me entirely. *shrugs*

  8. 1 hour ago, butlerbeatpitt15 said:


    preparing for the worst

    Truthfully, i am not preparing for the worst. I actually think this is a really positive thing for the economy, fans, and the world to be honest. Trump is a sports fan (also an idiot, but still a sports fan) who has made it clear he  wants the economy up and running, i gotta imagine he will do whatever he can to help these leagues/clubs get up and running again even if in some quarantined/isolated area in Arizona. His extentions of stay at home orders would likely be more accepted if we actually had some sort of distraction other than the constant negativity being spread into our ears by CNN and others.

    Baseball in May.

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  9. 2 hours ago, azeri98 said:

    They can't go back to normal until the hospitals can clear the backlog. If they stop distancing to early the hospitals will be full of covid patients not allowing regular patients from getting critical care. You will have a lot more people dying from things that they could have been saved from if there was hospital space available. People who have heart attacks or any other acute situation might not be able to be saved. Cancer patients will not be able to get chemo treatments due to the high risk of infection, not too mention basic surgeries that can't be done such as appendix and gallbladder removal. A lot more people can die from things you don't think about because they can't get proper care.

    I agree with your post 100%. As much of an advocate as i have been to get playing ball with the belief we will see it in May, i do also believe that is the first hurdle to clear, to take the stress off the health care system. I personally believe that over the next 30 days, with hopefully thousands of recoveries and the stay at home orders in place we see much less cases of Corona occuring, which in theory, will ease the stress of these hospitals. It would be a shame if people were dying because of appendix/gallbladder complications. I really do believe over the next month, we will be in a much better place with a realistic possibility to look into having the season be given a start date.

    Long live Gary Carter!

  10. 9 minutes ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

    What a niffy idea.  Everyone can get hospital grade masks to just merely attend baseball games leaving the hospital workers even shorter on supplies leading to more health care workers getting the corona virus.

    God damn.. bruh.. firstly, its an idea.. secondly, no where did i say this would take place tomorrow.

    the shortage is real and understood. Hence the requirement for both the hospital shortage to be taken care of, along with factories (more by the day, might i add) aiding in the mass production of supplies. At some point, there will not be a shortage and will be plenty to go around.

  11. 20 minutes ago, Low and Away said:

    Figure 25 players per team, 5 coaches per team,umpires, and ground crews with 15 minute tests. And what happens the first time one of those tests positive and the people they have had contact with?

    So, to advance the idea further.. a spring training 2.0 will be required, right? all members are tested upon arrival to facility, if someone is positive they will be placed into quarantine at that moment, the hope is all members show upto spring training 2.0 without corona (they are supposed to be quaranting), all members pass test, all members are isolated from outside world for duration of season, there SHOULD be no reason any member will test positive at that point, but, i guess anything is possible and to ensure it that is where daily testing comes into place.

  12. 1 minute ago, meh2 said:

    I was initially working on a joke reply about microchipping people that have gotten COVID-19 and survived and only allowing those people into the ballpark. Then I googled it and it turns out Bill Gates is already thinking about stuff like that: https://biohackinfo.com/news-bill-gates-id2020-vaccine-implant-covid-19-digital-certificates/

    Yeah, i read about the UK looking into issuing some sort of certificate/passport for those who are 'immune' to the disease, allowing them to retun to normal lives sooner than others would be permitted to.

  13. 4 minutes ago, Cesare13 said:

    That’s one way the under equipped healthcare workers could get their equipment.

    Really? Wow, i wouldnt have guessed that response. Honestly, i thought it was obvious that this isnt a potential solution to take effect immediately.. but, i guess you didnt catch onto that.. Obviously time to manufacture such material is required.. 

  14. To further that, each fan could be required to have their temperature checked prior to entry with one of those temperature gun check things...

    entrance is going to take much longer, but, gates could always open earlier.. either way, if fans want to see the game in person, its something they will have to tolerate..

  15. 20 minutes ago, bhawks489 said:

    Thats not how social distancing works. It would be an awful idea and i dont even think the gov would allow it.

    The use of gloves and masks would prevent any air being breathed or while talking to be transmitted to another individual. The use of gloves would ensure no germs transferring from one spectator to another.. why wouldnt this work? assuming all fans used the masks/gloves for the duration of the game and did so properly..what am i missing here?

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  16. Question - The markets in Wuhan opened back up today. Ofcourse, restrictions remained within the city, a lot of other businesses remained closed, vendors wore masks and gloves as precautions and some were forced to sell over high fences to maintain distance.

    Is it possible for the MLB to return with fans if every fan gaining entry was required or even provided with masks/gloves? The obvious issue with this is the teams ability or fans desire to make money off food/drink sales, but, other than that, is it possible?

  17. 1 hour ago, chucky said:

    #1) Adam Civale, Cleveland SP, is a top 20 pitcher, mimicking Bieber, Clevinger and Kluber.

    #2) Aaron Nola wins 2020 Cy Young in the NL

    #3) Ryan McMahon, builds on his second half 2019 and is now mentioned in the same sentence as Arenado, Story and Blackmon.

    #4) Aaron Bummer, Chisox RP, takes over for “ One from Colume, One from Column B”, and leads AL in saves.

    #5) Kyang Yum Kim, StL, SP, wins NL ROY

    #6) Corbin Burnes is Milwaukee’s best pitcher, notwithstanding Josh Hader.

    I actually dont think any of your 6 predictions are that far off, to be honest.

    Civale can definitely be top 20. I see Bummer taking over from Colome at some point (i just traded Colome with this belief as well, lol)

    Good list.

  18. I believe the key to seeing sports and having the citizens of the world return to any sense of normalcy is via available, quick, and efficient testing... untill that happens, i dont anticipate much changing in our world as we see it on April 3rd, 2020. The bright side? i believe that testing availability is right around the corner..

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  19. 39 minutes ago, Brye said:




    What made me a believer was this article , you have to read the whole thing tho bro it’s very good and I’m telling you


    did  mention he’s a career 330 hitter in the nationals park

    I dont disagree there is potential here, and at his ADP, it is a steal... assuming he lives up to anything we remotely saw during the 2nd half of last year. For a late round flier, he is totally worth it, and i also agree that this is a type of player that you grab in the last round or two (or WW) that if he has a 2nd half type of season from start-end, it could win you championships. I am reserving judgement though untill i see it was nothing more than a hot streak and that his actual mechanic changes are the source for his output. 

  20. 8 minutes ago, Dr. Whom said:

    We are currently at 18 deaths per million and 727 active cases per million. Let’s give the malaria drugs more time to keep people off ventilators. 

    speaking of, do you know of how these treatments are going? and what states are actively providing patients with these drugs?

    like said earlier in this thread when these drugs became a thing, i really anticipated more headlines and positive vibes about them, especially considering they ARE helping people based on the very few articles i have stumbled across.

  21. A little off topic, but potentially a point of interest:


    Nba players who have recovered from Coronavirus are donating blood to help with treatments. With all the brain power in the world working on this, the tons of treatments that are being tested, the number of tests that are becoming available, surely, we gotta find a solution sooner rather than later..

    Also an interesting note: Britain is considering documents/passports of some nature that people who have recovered from Coronavirus will be required to carry around and allow themselves to go back to their normal lives. The belief as we already know is once recovered, you are immune. although i dont believe theres enough data to back that up for sure..

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