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Arena Baseball Is Back!: The Major League Baseball Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Reynar_Tedros, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. JEDI-RISING

    JEDI-RISING Chosen One star 6

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    Dodger players on the field tonight wearing scarves to pull up over their faces
     
  2. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Runner on second base if the game is still tied after the first (only?) inning.
     
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  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    cardinals have multiple (4+) positive tests, game today will also be postponed. mix of players and staff.
     
  4. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    MLB investigating Marlins players were out at bars before COVID-19 outbreak:

    https://sports.yahoo.com/mlb-invest...rs-before-coronavirus-outbreak-224145396.html

    Okay I admit I am built for quarantine life but is it really asking too much to simply stay away from bars and other high risk behaviors for a few months in exchange for playing a kid's game and get paid insane $$$? Or am I just a hermit as my wife puts it who doesn't get how many people need to be in mass gatherings & socialize???
     
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  5. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Maybe the Marlins should just be banned completely from the season; their fans won't miss them too much anyhow. The college football season starts soon, don't you know?
     
  6. mnjedi

    mnjedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    * Insert the obligatory “The Marlins have fans?” joke here*

    The Cardinals news is pretty concerning to me, considering they played the Twins twice this week.
     
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  7. JEDI-RISING

    JEDI-RISING Chosen One star 6

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    wait say again what state the Marlins are from ?


    :rolleyes:
     
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  8. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just cancel the rest of the season already.
     
  9. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    As feckless as MLB can be, and as bull-headed as the players union is (i.e.: an MLB-bubble being completely out of the question for them... it's what should have happened), the irresponsibility of the Marlins and Cards can't be overlooked here. The current setup is clearly precarious (as, say, working at an essential business/taking public transit to get to & from there, for example), but it can work.
     
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  10. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Let the Cards and Marlins play in their own league; and then the rest of the MLB teams can get on with routine protocols.
     
  11. JEDI-RISING

    JEDI-RISING Chosen One star 6

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    well hey it's only march and all this pandemic stuff just started. they don't know any better!

    or else there's just a lot of Fox viewers on the Cards and Marlins
     
  12. Runjedirun

    Runjedirun Force Ghost star 6

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    Me and my bestest travel buddy were just texting about how fed up we are with all this staying home last night, but neither of us has plans to travel or do anything besides essential errands until it's safe again. And we haven't seen each other since December. Last year we attended 4 concerts together in 4 different states so we are lovers of getting out, but we understand and we are doing our part. And you can bet neither of us makes close to $1 million. /rant

    I noticed so many "sports are back" commercials when watching the NBA this weekend and they all mainly feature baseball. Baseball games are getting cancelled left and right. The next big sport is THE big sport (American Football) I think they should take their queue from the MLB and realize it'll never work. I wanted baseball to work, it's just not looking good. Not looking good.
     
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  13. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    Well so far both outbreaks have happened to players being really stupid and not following CDC guidelines for social distancing let alone what MLB is asking them to do once they leave the ballpark. Had both the Marlins and Cardinals followed MLB protocols for what to do once you leave the ballpark, there be no current outbreaks. Again I just don't get it at all especially obviously their teams will get whatever they need for when they are at home.
     
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  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 I Am Speaking in Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    @AutumnLight91 and I did last year, unfortunately. :(

    The NBA says hello. I listened to an interview with one of the players talking about not seeing his wife for three months.

    I didn’t get to watch last night. Just glad I have it DVR’ed. The social media feeds about it are insane.

    Hermit here too, and same. Buy your own alcohol and get together with a couple of people who you know have been following precautions.
     
  15. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    Yep but the NBA players families @anakinfansince1983 are eventually coming as they move into the playoffs. They will quaratine for two weeks and then allowed to join the NBA bubble which is when they will allow be to hit Disney World before it's open and go on some rides particularly the ones not being used. Meanwhile the executive director of the NBAPA says the bubble sort of feels like a prison. Ummmmm okay tell you what I will go teach in the Disney World bubble for the next few months while you can run the NBA games at the high school I work at using our protocols. We have multiple full sized courts after all. Seriously WTH LOL!
     
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  16. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    Uh...I'm worried why
     
  17. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    I've been going back and forth with my Mets fan friend about this. I could've sworn Cespedes was temporarily missing (having not reported to the team) several weeks ago when the season had just started; but she can't remember.
     
  18. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    One thing I really appreciate about the Mets is their efficiency. Faced with a 60 game season, they've managed to pack bullpen meltdowns, terrible clutch hitting, ownership drama, and fights between front office and players into the span of a week. Truly remarkable.
     
  19. robert martins

    robert martins Jedi Master star 4

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    You know your pitching staff is bad when it would be improved if we traded with the Nationals for this dude.:(
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Not to mention disappearing players.
     
  21. JEDI-RISING

    JEDI-RISING Chosen One star 6

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    i think it was a big blunder bringing in someone to do a first pitch with all that's going on
     
  22. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    @AmazingB

    So...good news is Cespedes is okay

    Bad news is he's opting out of nowhere. Seemingly due to covid concerns...but is he really? For some reason it seems like he doesn't want to be there. Like I dont know if he hates the Mets or just doesn't want to play
     
  23. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish/SFTC Daily Double Winner star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I should probably just keep this one file all season

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    I just wonder if some of these players who've opted out of the season for the COVID concerns was more because they just couldn't cope with the strict MLB rules such as not going out on the town and staying in your hotels during the road games. Obviously I'm not saying that's the reason that everyone would choose to opt out; but I don't think it's out of the question that a few of them just can't handle the isolation for these few months of the season.
     
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  25. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    That's what I'm thinking honestly. They're used to, some of them, partying after. Now they can't.
     
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