More MLB postponements

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  1. NUCat320

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    Brewers-Cards postponed due to transmission on the Cardinals, who will stay quarantined due to positive cases.

    I don’t see how any form of football — larger teams, more support staff, considerable in-game contact — can be possible.

    Good for the NBA and NHL for coming up with a serious approach. Too bad that the NFL and MLB have gone with “one day, like a miracle, it will disappear.”
     
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    MLB is really giving the federal government a run for its money is "worst response to a pandemic."
     
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    The difference is that the NBA and NHL are adopting the Bubble concept for what amounts to a playoff run. MLB and the NFL are starting seasons from the beginning. Is it realistic to expect teams and players to be sequestered for an entire season? I don’t think so. Unfortunately the only alternative solution is just to cancel or delay the season until a vaccine is available.
     
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    I haven't watched an inning, and I won't; however, my hypothesis is that they are doing all of the customary gathering - dugout, bullpen, clubhouse... IN AN EMPTY STADIUM.

    Just show up in your uniforms and go back home/hotel to shower. And sit in the stands.

    If baseball can't do it, nobody can
     
  5. NUCat320

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    Right. There was talk about the stands being available for social distancing but, beyond masks on about half of staff and about a tenth of players, the game by and large looks the same.

    And, like football, where only 20% of the team is on field at a given time, baseball has *lots* of gathering.

    And , again, this thing is really, really aggressive. You can be cautious, but still get exposed.

    What a year!
     
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    You must not be watching closely. In the games that I have watched, players have distanced by sitting in the stands rather than all being in the dugout.
     
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    Perhaps different teams are doing it differently. But if there were six feet distance, a dugout shot would rarely have multiple people in-frame. And, well, that’s not been the case, in my opinion.
     
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    Six feet of distance at all times is not being observed by all for sure but that is by choice. The space is there to do it and some have. Kyle Hendricks was sitting in a covered section of the stands next to the dugout the day after he pitched his shutout on opening day. Many others have as well but he is the guy that I for sure remember seeing.
     
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    Six feet of distance at all times is not being observed by all for sure but that is by choice. The space is there to do it and some have. Kyle Hendricks was sitting in a covered section of the stands next to the dugout the day after he pitched his shutout on opening day. Many others have as well but he is the guy that I remember seeing for sure.
     
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    Obviously Hendricks is doing it. Dartmouth guy. Understands science.

    Anyway, avoiding congregation is nearly impossible in baseball, both because there’s lots of standing in close quarters, and because humans are social beings and had been held separately for so long.
     
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    it was reported that Lester and another pitcher were sitting in the bleachers for a couple of innings during a game.
     
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    Well, well, @Hungry Jack.
     
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    Precisely.

    In hindsight, MLB could/should have constructed a tournament under bubble conditions to have some sort of season with a championship. Now it looks like the whole thing will unravel.
     
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    Not in the games I have watched. Occasionally a couple of the starting pitchers on an off day will go into the stands, but otherwise, everyone else is in the dugout. They are high-fiving home runs and chatting away in the dugout without masks.

    As for the bubble idea, to be fair to the MLB, its much easier to set up 8-10 regulation basketball courts in a similar area such as Disney World. It's not quite as simple to do that for a regulation sized baseball field.
     
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    Lester and another player were seen watching a few innings from the bleachers.
     
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    Given that there are no crowds, it’s a fairly obvious idea to play games within spring training complexes. Those things support nearly 200 major + minor leaguers every spring.


    Of course, they’re in Arizona and Florida.
     
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    That's exactly the point!
     
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    Not good at the Cardinals team hotel.
     
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    I think MLB is hosed
     
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    Evan Altman, who exclusively covers the Cubs, just said on the SCORE that his contacts are telling him that MLB will shut down , effective Monday. He couldn't explain why they were still playing games today and tomorrow.
     
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    Lorenzo Cain of the Brewers opted out.
     
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    The Cards may not have enough guys for a team this week
     
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    Joey Votto is out with symptoms now, awaiting test results.

    Joey FRICKIN' Votto!!!

    Shut it down!
     
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    Remember the player, I think on the Reds, who left Wrigley Field when he was benched and went to the rooftops to get himself a hot dog? He was ahead of his time. That is distancing.
     
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    Ha... Tom Browning. The legend!
     
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    He's even a Canadian!
     
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    Votto apparently tested negative! All is well again.
     
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    Back in the 70s some of the Cubs bench players and pitchers not in the game used to go to one of the local watering holes for a smoke and a beer during the game. Explains a lot about the Cubs futility during the 70s
     
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    Covid will cancel the season. The risk, during any world series, will be substantial with all the extra media and hype. Not that covid is any sort of problem for these players but it isnt politically correct. Covid is worse than the flu for real old people, but its less than the flu for these players. After November 3rd or whenever the election is over (hopefully not years) everything will be back to normal, people will stop lying about it, and hospitals will stop getting paid extra for diagnosing/announcing covid patients.
     
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    The troll has wandered off the reservation again...
     

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