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  1. this article/interview was over two months ago. what do you think should happen when additional information is learned through scientific studies? are you suggesting that we shouldn't listen to doctors/scientists when they learn new information? or maybe you're suggesting they shouldn't put out updated recommendations?
  2. @JE7HorseGod @Backdoor Slider @Dr. Whom thank you for the responses. horsegod, yeah, makes sense. slider, my personal expectation would be that until we have enough PPE for the public to participate in routine activities, we do not reopen/return to normal. for example, i cannot buy hydrogen peroxide, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer or face masks. if we return to normal operation, i am expected to return to work, and my employer has stated they cannot get any PPE... what do i do? until we can answer this question, i don't feel that we're adequately prepared for a return to normal. whom, similar response as horsegod, and it makes sense. i do question whether healthcare systems are more prepared. i can speak for a couple of our local hospitals, and confidently state that we have no more ventilators now than we did one month ago. what we started with, is what we are still equipped with.
  3. serious question, not sarcasm. do these governors think that there will be a different result now than when they locked things down a few weeks ago? there are no vaccines, or any such mechanisms that i'm aware of, preventing the spread of the virus other than isolation/distancing. if we/they lower the restrictions now, aren't we just going to slip back into the likelihood of skyrocketing cases and the overloading of healthcare systems? what data exists that indicates the general public is now "safe."
  4. @hailtoyourvictor what "hazard pay" is this you speak of? my wife works for a hospital, along with several of our friends at other hospitals, and i've yet to hear anything about hazard pay, or anything related to pay versus number of COVID patients. is this something that your state does specifically? pretty sure it's not nationwide.
  5. seems like common sense, no? do we really need evidence to prove that sprinting and abruptly stopping on wet surfaces can cause injury?
  6. this thread is skyrocketing toward being locked down.. can we return to discussion about the event itself and take politics and finger-pointing discussion elsewhere?
  7. i believe the issue is that we (the U.S.) don't have enough test kits.. i agree with your stance. without testing, our numbers are skewed and not accurately portraying the situation. i wonder how many folks will self-quarantine, get better, and subsequently never receive a test.
  8. The Juiced Crew c - benito santiago 1b - mcguire 2b - knoblauch 3b - ken caminiti ss - arod mi - brian roberts? ci - rafael palmeiro of - melky cabrera, bonds, sosa, canseco, gary sheffield, braun dh - manny p - clemens, pettitte, kevin brown, bartolo colon, gagne, jennry meija i did most of this off memory, but didn't get very far with pitchers after clemens and pettitte, so i had to cheat and google it..
  9. not that it really changes the narrative, but where did you get these names from? according to statcast, average homerun distance leaders for 2019: https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/leaderboard/statcast?type=batter&year=2019&position=&team=&min=q&sort=11&sortDir=desc
  10. i'd like to know who these backup mariner catchers are that routinely provide .900+ OPS... are you making up stats in hopes that no one actually checks the data? i honestly don't think you get it. you come here only to spew hate, calling names like "fat bastard," and provide no actual analysis of the player. if you don't like the player, skills, or ADP, that's perfectly fine.. can we talk about those things and not resort to name calling and fake player comps?
  11. i count three posters (so far) claiming that betts isn't "generational" or "elite." maybe the terms are bad, and we're arguing semantics at this point, but since 2015, betts' first full season, he's the #2 player in baseball by a fairly wide margin based on fWAR. 35.4 for betts followed by bryant at #3 with 27.8. if anyone can show me how to [easily] find this same data on bb-ref, i'd be glad to hear/see differences and compare. according to mlb statcast / savant, since their tracking began in 2016, betts is the fourth best outfielder behind only inciarte, cain, and hamilton. the second best player in baseball over the past five years isn't considered elite? a fantastic defender, who's a career .300 hitter with pop and speed and just one year removed from putting up the best overall single season in the last 10 years. what in the world am i reading...
  12. dusty had/has a reputation of absolutely running his starting pitchers into the ground, but i'm not certain it's accurate these days. it's a couple of years old, but still a decent read: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/36853/best-bp-2017-dusty-bakers-outdated-reputation/
  13. not saying you're right or wrong with your interpretation, but i think you're in the minority. multiple outlets, including susan slusser of the sf chronicle, who's their beat writer, are reporting puk and luzardo are both opening day starters for the big league team. https://www.milb.com/milb/news/winter-meetings-notes-oakland-athletics-tampa-bay-rays-los-angeles-angels/c-312136458