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The weirdest MLB season ever is about to start. Here's how baseball in 2020 could play out

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GatorGrowl, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. iowagator

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    Yes, I read all those thoughts and options. But to do that you would play the same teams over and over. If you moved from one bubble to another you are vulnerable during transport.
     
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  2. gatorjjh

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  3. gatorjjh

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  4. rmonteag

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    ..and its about to end right out of the gate!
     
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  5. hoyt233

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    good-a bunch of over paid knee benders!
     
  6. bike1014

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    Better than being vulnerable every 3-4 days.

    Let's see, none of the Phillies team tested positive (just announced), so that's some silver lining there.
     
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  7. TrueGator

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    Wishful thinking?

    "There have been more than 6,400 tests conducted since Friday, July 24, and the #Marlins have been the only team with positive cases, #MLB announces. Since the start of spring training through July 23, 99 of the 32,640 samples – 0.3% – have been positive."
     
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  8. gatorjjh

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    Washington Post
    Dodgers’ Joe Kelly suspended eight games after restarting feud over Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

    Kelly will appeal his ban, while Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts received a one-game suspension and Astros Manager Dusty Baker was fined.


    Washington Post
    Players’ reluctance to go to Miami in wake of Marlins’ outbreak may be new vulnerability for MLB

    As the league tries to ride out a chaotic opening week, the biggest issue going forward might best be defined not as a Marlins problem, but a Miami one.

    Washington Post
    Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak forces MLB to shuffle schedules of five teams
    “Given the circumstances, MLB believes that it is most prudent to allow the Marlins time to focus on providing care for their players and planning … for a resumption early next week,” MLB said in a statement.
     
  9. gatorjjh

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  10. gatorjjh

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  11. iowagator

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    If it is true that Marlin players snuck out in Atlanta--they need to forfeit all their games that have been postponed and Marlin ownership needs to be fined for all the costs involved for everything related to their shenanigans!
     
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  12. gatorjjh

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  13. gatorjjh

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    When sports came back
    Jays won’t take trip to Philadelphia

    Sentinel
    Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday his team’s weekend series in Philadelphia was called off because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive.
    “Our plans right now are to stay put and let MLB work through whatever they’re working through,” Montoyo said before his club played the last of four games in Washington. “We’re not going to Philadelphia. Those games have been postponed.”
    It’s the latest in a series of scheduling changes as Major League Baseball attempts to play a 60-game season amid a pandemic that is surging in parts of the United States.
    Earlier Thursday, word emerged that another player with the Marlins — who recently played in Philadelphia — tested positive for COVID-19, bringing their total outbreak to 17 players, according to a person familiar with the situation.
    The Phillies said there were no positive results among players from Wednesday’s testing of their team. But there were two positives: One from a member of the coaching staff and one from a member of the home clubhouse staff.
    All activity at Citizens Bank Park was canceled Thursday until further notice.
    The Blue Jays are stuck on the road because the Canadian government wouldn’t let them use their stadium in Toronto this season because of fears about teams traveling back and forth to the United States. Eventually, the Blue Jays are supposed to play home games at a minor league ballpark in Buffalo, but it isn’t ready. So Montoyo’s team played its “home opener” in Washington on Wednesday.
    The Blue Jays were then supposed to start a three-game series at the Phillies on Friday. First, MLB shifted Friday’s game to part of a doubleheader Saturday, with the series finale Sunday — and now all three games are scrapped, leaving the Blue Jays in limbo.
    “We’re going to talk to the Nationals, see if we can work out here,” Montoyo said. “If they say yes, we’ll stay and work out until MLB tells us where to go next.”
    Blue Jays reliever Jordan Romano says the long break shouldn’t pose much of a problem.
    “I consider it a smaller challenge,” he said. “I think we can still hopefully practice, pitchers thrown bullpens. I think we would still be ready to roll after this four-day break, if that’s what they’re going to do.”
    The Marlins remain quar antined in Philadelphia, where the team’s outbreak was dis covered during a weekend series against the Phillies.
    — Associated Press
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    Number of innings played Wednesday night in the longest game of the young 60-game schedule so far in the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory over the host Astros.
     
  14. gatorjjh

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  18. Ciscokid

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    how come only a handful of guys in the dug out wearing masks.. if they aren't wearing them in public TV view what makes us think they are doing it in private.. and guys standing entire innings next to each other against the dug out fence
     
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    Sources: Manfred warns union that season at risk

     
  20. gatorjjh

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