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Detective Beauregard

Independent as a hog on ice
After the Dodgers were screwed over the last few years by cheating teams, I'm a little more sympathetic to their cause. Still, I can't stand LA so I'll find it tough to root for them. Which is odd, because if the Angels ever make it to the World Series I'd root for them in a heartbeat!
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
MLB is getting a lot of blowback from players (and former players) over the Astros ... Not really the biggest fan of Trevor Bauer, but he nailed it pretty spot on in some long interviews.

I am thinking a phase 2 might come about

I feel a bit sorry for new Astros, they are going to be hammered big time on the road ... Astros that were part of this deserve what they get.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
I'll add, Turner .. another player I am not much of a fan of, but suspect I would be if he played for the Cubs

On Manfred warning opposing teams not to retaliate by hitting Astros players:

“Actually, I find it ironic. Because he talked about how dangerous it was to throw at a hitter. But do you realize how dangerous it is for a pitcher to be pitching in a game when the hitter knows every pitch that’s coming? There’s a reason when we go out on the field today and we take live batting practice there’s an L-screen in front of our pitchers. Because guys know what’s coming. So you want to talk about danger? That’s dangerous.”
 

Travis The Dragon

"Set yourself on fire as we remember this forever"
Major League Baseball delayed Opening Day indefinitely on Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The season was set to open March 26, with all 30 teams in action. But last Thursday, MLB canceled spring training and delayed Opening Day by at least two weeks.

It will be much longer than that.

Commissioner Rob Manfred held a conference call with all teams on Monday. Following that, MLB announced Opening Day would be pushed back in accordance with the recommendations made Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to restrict events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

"MLB will keep fans updated on decisions regarding plans for the 2020 schedule in the days and weeks ahead," the league said in a statement issued Monday afternoon. "The Clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins. We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all baseball fans to follow suit. MLB extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus."

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Lampwick 43

Barstool Warrior

There're plans in place that could have the MLB season starting as soon as May. All 30 teams would start play in Arizona, at the various spring training locations, along with Chase Field. There wouldn't be any fans in attendance, and the players, staff, and other essential personnel would be sequestered at local hotels, where they would live in isolation with travel only to and from the stadiums.

If they can pull this off, and pull it off safely, I'm all for it.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner

There're plans in place that could have the MLB season starting as soon as May. All 30 teams would start play in Arizona, at the various spring training locations, along with Chase Field. There wouldn't be any fans in attendance, and the players, staff, and other essential personnel would be sequestered at local hotels, where they would live in isolation with travel only to and from the stadiums.

If they can pull this off, and pull it off safely, I'm all for it.
Same here .. I think that is actually a pretty good idea. I hope it works out and it would let us have pretty much a full season
 
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