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  1. Dear MLB owners, First off, congratulations on being a billionaire. Second off, please accept the players’ proposal so that you can bring back this great game. You have the ability to uplift the spirits of a great number of Americans as well as people all across the world during these difficult times. Over 100,000 Americans have died from this virus and millions are out of work. Bringing the game back won’t be able to fix that, but it will be a much needed distraction and ratings will be higher than ever. You’re going to face some losses, but you’re creative and you’ll find ways to offset some of that. Fans will accept more ads. Hell, you can even put a small ad or two on player’s uniforms, hats, etc. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to recoup your losses in the next few years. We all know that ticket prices are going up next year while payrolls are going down. Just give us the game back and quit arguing about money. Thanks, Meh
  2. I think the point some people in here are trying to make is that most of these owners got to this point in their life by being shrewd, savvy, and ruthless businessmen. They didn’t invest in an MLB franchise because they wanted to donate some of their personal wealth to bring a championship to a city, they invested because they thought it would be another profitable investment. They’re going to take a loss this year no matter what. They’re going after the players’ salaries this year because that’s their best shot to lessen some of their losses. Fans will also be targeted. You can bet that ticket prices are going up next year. Concessions, parking, and merch prices will also go up. Free agents in the next couple years will also feel the crunch.
  3. Way too high of a launch angle to be Vlad Jr, imo.
  4. And I, for one, enthusiastically welcome the possibility of watching a Madison Bumgarner start without having to worry about seeing this: https://bumgarnersnotrockets.wordpress.com
  5. Not sure, but I liked him as a baseball poster and hope he comes back when the season starts.
  6. Based on what I’ve learned on the internet I’ve taken up smoking, lying out in the sun all day, drinking several glasses of orange juice, and occasionally injecting myself with bleach. It’s clearly working as I’ve yet to be diagnosed with COVID-19.
  7. If that’s the case then that’s a big part of what I don’t understand. I don’t care what political party you are, if you’re governor and your state has the highest deaths, isn’t that a reflection on your actions? I know this is probably a terrible analogy, but if I were a manager of a department that had poor performance measures, I wouldn’t be looking to make them look even worse to blame it on the CEO. It’s my department that I’m responsible for.
  8. I’m going to show my political naïveté here, but why does the number of COVID deaths become a political debate? Someone enlighten me as to what pushing up or pushing down the number of actual deaths does for one political party.
  9. This is proving to be a rather prophetic post. I think a deal gets done in the next week but it’s not much fun right now seeing things play out in the public with everything else going on.
  10. You wouldn’t? These players are going to be far more protected than the average working American. They and everyone around them are going to have access to as much testing as they want. In my area there’s still a 2 or 3 day turnaround time on test results. They’ll have the very best tests available with the quickest turnaround times. In the event that one of them tests positive, they’re going to have a team of some of the best healthcare providers in the country monitoring their situation. They’re going to have access to any medications or treatments they need. It’s not fair but it’s how this country operates.
  11. Advantages are going to be a lot harder to find this year. Shifting from a 162-game fantasy season to an 82-game season is the equivalent of going from a deep stack poker tournament to a turbo tournament. A 162-game season is a long grind and better fantasy players will have an advantage and skill will often win out. With only 82 games, variance will come into play more so than ever before. Injuries will play a much bigger role in deciding fantasy standings. A two month injury to your first round pick would normally mean he misses about 50 out of 162 games (31% of the season). Now, with the possibility of more doubleheaders and fewer rest days that could end up being 54 out of 82 games (66% of the season). I think this season will be more appealing to the casual fantasy player, those players who normally lose interest by July or August. On the bright side, maybe it’ll draw some new players into the hobby.
  12. That was a really helpful article, Tony. I returned to work last week and just shared it with all of my staff and co-workers. Thanks.
  13. We had a far leakier lockdown than many other large countries. That, combined with the lack of a coordinated national response, botched early testing, and a grossly inept handling of an epicenter in one of the world’s largest cities (NYC).
  14. I suspect you might be in the minority on that one. Any form of baseball will be a welcome distraction for me. I recognize that there’s no way for a normal season to happen so to think of sitting back on the 4th of July and watching a full slate of games all day sounds pretty damn good to me right now. ....And they'll watch the game, and it'll be as if they'd dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick, they'll have to brush them away from their faces The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game -- it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.