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  1. Has anybody heard with NY Yankees pitcher Zach Britton said?

    I will paraphrase it, as i do not have the exact article infront of me, but, during a radio interview, he said that the MLB and the Union has already discussed '4 or 5' neutral locations for the Yankees to play in this season. The belief is if there is ball, the Yanks wont be playing in NY given the current situation. He then proceeded to question if this is information he should be letting out to the world or not, but continued forward.

    So, to those who believe neutral locations will be of use, it seems that is what is already being discussed. I dont think this would shock or truly upset anybody.. i wonder if the neutral site stuff would apply to ALL teams, or only teams in very severe conditions like the Yankees.

    The rumour is Manfred is still seeking a 100 game schedule, and that the hope is things can get ramped up in May although some owners are expressing doubt about that possibility.

  2. 23 minutes ago, SpecialFNK said:


    since things don't have to be the same, why would Wimbledon have to be in the same place it always has been?

    organizers don't have to be there in person to organize.

    what should be essential is things that are more normal so that people don't literally go crazy. we have months of this left, with no sports at all. some people are going to have a mental break down.




    I agree with you completely.. i believe people are making a bigger deal out of the whole 'how many people it takes to run an event' thing..

    why cant baseball games be run with the players/staff, umpires and camera men.. the broadcasters dont even need to be in the stadium to be honest (although it would be easy to keep them distant from anyone else)..

    its a naturally spaced out game.. 

  3. All these athletes and celebrities and politicians demanding everyone stay at home..

    how easy it is for them.. sending this message from their mansions with acres of lands.. personal home gyms.. swimming pools.. indoor basketball courts.. While those they are appealing to live in a small congested apartment with 3 kids to take care of (which is a large % of the population)...  

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  4. 12 minutes ago, Dr. Whom said:

    Really...a mental breakdown with no sports? Did not know the human psyche was that fragile...with just a small nudge to push them out of the light

    Just take a look at our world.. the human psyche is as fragile as it ever has been.. we re stocking up on toilet paper for God's sake.. as if a clean a** is going to solve all of the worlds issues..

    Yes, no sports for an extended period of time, combined with all these lock downs.. people will go crazy..

  5. 15 hours ago, Gile Pile said:


    For Canada (and we are in better shape than US), the best case scenario is July. We will be very lucky if we see any more  games for 19/20 season.

    It is for city run events/permits. Has nothing to do with professional sports (im located in Toronto as well)

  6. 1 hour ago, MrBrown said:

    Ok Dr. Phil.. You're just assuming these people are using "Baseball in May" as some kind of coping mechanism :facepalm:  Rather than they just have a total lack of awareness to the magnitude of this pandemic.  Jeez probably in the last 10 comments we have someone else saying there's less to be concerned with COVID19 than the seasonal flu.

    Plenty of people (members here too) believe this is just propaganda and conspiracy.  Those people are far more common than you think (thats obvious)

    Its crazy how you group up the 'baseball in May' people.. me being one of them and think its entirely crazy to have some level of optimism. Look, you view the numbers and read the reports the way you wish to do.. i view the numbers and read the reports the way i do.. we clearly have different perspectives on this.. whats the issue? Its not like i am ignoring the situation and going outside licking everyones face that walks by.. i have been super cautious and am more than aware of the magnitude of this pandemic.. so stop categorizing people and thinking you know everything about everyone.. cuz frankly, its moronic of you.

    Baseball in may!

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  7. 8 minutes ago, countseth said:


    Haha, yeah, Florida doin Florida thangs.

    I agree that MLB should have an easier time getting back and running than most other industries.

    Regarding the location issue, I guess they could all play in AZ, I just don't know how many parks are all clustered there.  I guess they only need 15, right? So maybe that's feasible.  Does away with the need to dissolve divisions and leagues for the year, and for playoff teams to travel between regular season and playoffs.

    Even if they all played in AZ, i dont think a limited amount of stadiums would be an issue. Could have 2 games per stadium per day. One starts at 11am-12pm. The other starts at 7pm-8pm. If necessary, places can be sanitized down between games.

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  8. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/news/abbott-wins-u-approval-test-171902164.html

    We need to continue to practice social distance. We have seen progress in New Rochelle, NY, however they took care of things much earlier than most.. and are seeing signs of progress on the West Coast in both British Columbia and Washington.

    Medical trials, and the vast production of 15 minute tests that have received FDA approval should really get this thing going in the right direction.

    No matter how we look at it, those that are infected will still require 2-3 weeks of recovery time. I still think we see baseball at some point in May... which could be 8 weeks from now.. its a lot of time to get **** together in North America.

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  9. 17 minutes ago, JE7HorseGod said:

    Given that they said they would still want three weeks of ST, even the rosiest of outlooks puts us in mid May.

    One thing's for certain, if there is a season, it will be unprecedented in how late we start.

    Shapiro has said they would want 4 weeks of ramping back up time.. Kershaw came out and said 3 weeks would suffice..

    I think they will get 2 weeks to ramp back up due to the fact the rosters will be expanding to 29 i believe which will help ease the pitchers back into it

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  10. 2 hours ago, brockpapersizer said:


    There is in my humble opinion.. a zero percent chance of this happening. MLB has already discussed the possibility of playing at empty fields, so theres no reason to think if mass gathering restrictions are not uplifted that MLB will not proceed in empty stadiums..

    *waits for the mass gathering (pun intended) of people to come and tell me 'its not just about playing in empty stadiums' * ... 

  11. 37 minutes ago, shakestreet said:

    No doubt this season is lost, and still we have people who think the COVID 19 will magically disappear and life will go back to normal. I even think the football season is lost. A friend of mine is saying two years. 

    To those 3 points listed by Passan:

    MLB have left open the possibility of playing games in parks with no fans. That would increase the chance of having a season drastically. Medical experts may say it isnt safe to play infront of 50,000 fans, but its safe to play in an empty ball park, thus potentially eliminating the risk to players/staff.

    Travel restrictions between USA and Canada could be listed within the next few weeks... that is probably the least concerning of the agreed terms to be honest.

  12. 5 minutes ago, BigPapi44 said:

    I wouldn't think starters would be the issue, rather closers.  Guys like Verlander, Kershaw, etc., can easily throw what will now be a "CG".  I would think that leagues where certain categories, like QS are involved would be influenced.

    In the 7 inning double header, yeah, i could see closers being impacted, although in a shortened season, i still think clubs would want to use their bullpen just as often and keep those aces even more fresh for the playoffs than they may have been during a regular season.

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  13. 17 minutes ago, merlin401 said:


    [...]  You're parroting something that is literally dangerous.  If enough people say stuff like this, you may actually convince people to go out and socialize and could actually lead to their death or the deaths of others.  Please stop it.

    One fun flu fact:  The flu typically kills around 250 people per month in Italy.  It's killed 600-900 per DAY there lately, despite their entire economy being stopped to go into a nationwide lockdown. 


    I dont believe his opinion is that everybody should get up, go outside, and kiss each other. I think his intentions stem from the lack attention being paid to potential treatments for COVID-19. I am actually with him on this. The trials that are taking place give us as a people optimism for both our health and a return to normalcy. I can only hope for everybody here, their friends and families that these trials continue and that they show more promise than they already have.. i do think we are onto something here..

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  14. 2 hours ago, kidtwentytwo said:

    see everyone next season 

    I think there is a realistic possibility that medical experts clear games to be played in empty stadiums at some point once the virus has been contained. As positive and confident that i am that there will be a baseball season, and much sooner than most think.. i am not nearly as confident that it will take place in stadiums with fans.

  15. 26 minutes ago, UberRebel said:

    the world isn’t ending but the media and many people in this thread who buy into their narratives have engaged in fear-mongering and fixation on worst-case scenarios that are nowhere near going to happen (read: anyone who has claimed that “millions will die” in the U.S. without also qualifying the conditions that would supposedly happen). Those worst case scenarios were always based on the assumption that no measures would be taken and obviously measures have been taken by almost everyone.


    Even now you’re seeing the entities that modeled exorbitant death numbers walking their predictions back.


    We’re somewhere between “world is ending” and “not a big deal” but the prevailing narrative across the world has been closer to “world is ending” and demonizing the people who choose to think critically about the numbers and dare to question the extreme actions being taken

    Also with you on this... anyone who questions the concept of the world is ending is pretty much laughed at and dismissed..

    we re going to beat this, brother!

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  16. 37 minutes ago, jfazz23 said:

    HCQ working like a charm.  new 80 patient study in France.  more "anecdotal evidence" i guess 😁


    "We need an effective treatment to cure COVID-19 patients and to decrease the virus carriage duration. In 80 in-patients receiving a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin we noted a clinical improvement in all but one 86 year-old patient who died, and one 74 yearold patient still in intensive care unit. A rapid fall of nasopharyngeal viral load tested by qPCR was noted, with 83% negative at Day7, and 93% at Day8. Virus cultures from patient respiratory samples were negative in 97.5% patients at Day5. This allowed patients to rapidly de discharge from highly contagious wards with a mean length of stay of five days. We believe other teams should urgently evaluate this cost-effective therapeutic strategy, to both avoid the spread of the disease and treat patients as soon as possible before severe respiratory irreversible complications take hold."

    With you on this.. from day 1, brother!

    We need to continue with these trials and get as many people as possible this medicine. I swear the governor of NYC Cuomo ordered a **** load of these medicines to start being used on patients? I am assuming you live in NY based on your picture (i shouldnt assume, i am a yankees fan and live in toronto).. can you update us with any local reports about how these trials are going?

    keep up the positivity, man! we are going to beat this much sooner than so many people think..

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  17. 3 minutes ago, tonycpsu said:

    Well, with cases growing exponentially, recoveries will as well. Definitely good advice for the infected but otherwise healthy to stay home as long as possible, though. 

    Yeah, obviously, but i also have been saying something similar to this as well in another regard...

    The more testing that becomes available, the higher the infected cases will go.. but to most on here, all that signifies is that the world is ending.

  18. 1 hour ago, wahoos1 said:

    Any Judge owners stashing this guy til Judge gets cleared and is ready to roll?

    Judge owner here, i havent stashed Tauchman, but thats partly because no one else appears ready to jump on him yet. I have my eye on him, and i dont think it makes much sense for anyone to stash Tauchman yet considering we dont really have a set date on when the season will start. In other words, its a wasted roster spot if come season starting time both Stanton and Judge are healthy.

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