Picard56

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  1. I don't think you understand the severity of this. Covid-19 is the third leading cause of death now in the US behind cancer and heart disease. It is overwhelming our hospitals right now, and if there wasn't a shelter in place order in most states, the mortality rate would probably be even higher. Even Trump's administration is assuming 100,000 - 200,000 lives will be lost to just Covid-19, assuming all precautions are made. I Had a second job that I lost and am upset about it, but I am not gonna selfishly downplay this situation because my own employment status... Maybe the bigger issue is that the US of A has a crappy system in place where people are one missed paycheck away from becoming destitute and a healthcare system that should be considered an international crime for being way too expensive and inaccessible to millions of people that need it.
  2. They aren't even edging towards cancelling it yet, look at the article I posted above. The Mlb and MLBPA are close to an agreement in extending the season into november to potentially give us as much baseball as possible.
  3. Thanks homie. 😘 Now I don't see moderator anywhere on your avatar... Oh that's right, you're not 😉!
  4. Gonna leave this right here.... https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/03/25/mlb-union-agreement-season-extend-novemeber/5078098002/
  5. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/03/25/mlb-union-agreement-season-extend-novemeber/5078098002/
  6. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28951069/mlb-union-weighing-variables-related-potential-restart-season
  7. You too read the comments above homie. 😘
  8. that's actually not true homie, italy has a higher smoker rate per capita over the United States. And it is not an exageration that they have a higher elder population in relation to the rest of the country. Germany is seeing a decline coronavirus and they are not in complete lockdown.
  9. I know we have dragged our feet and not everyone is taking this shelter in place very seriously... But the US is slightly different from Italy. For one thing Italy has a disproportionate elder population. Also There are a lot of smokers in Italy compared to the USA. I am not saying that we are gonna get out of this unscathed, but there are other factors as to why Italy is suffering worse than the rest of the world. I am still gonna stick by my point that baseball in Mid-May is still possible with most of the country still in Quarantine and they play in empty stadiums, this is not unreasonable at all. Even if there is going to be NFL in the fall, it will be with empty stadiums, that is going to have to be the new norm for this year. I just really need baseball right now to help distract me... I can only watch so many old games on MLB Network. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnwqt-UAOyQ
  10. Why do you even think that???? Japan and Korea are now starting their seasons. Are we gonna be completely hunkered down completely for the next 18 months? That's not doable. The reason we are being quarantined now is to slow the rate of spread of the virus as to not overwhelm the hospitals. Eventually things will calm down and we can start the MLB season with no fans in the stands.
  11. Please this. It would make this year slightly better.
  12. Why is everyone being so pessimistic about the season starting mid May??? Our hospitals are likely getting creamed right now... but the CDC recommendation is for no gatherings of 50 people for eight weeks, and them playing in empty stadiums would be optimal for the public for the entire season. It's totally possible that the curve is down around that time of the recommendation, even though the USA was slow to respond. We can't be completely holed up in our houses for the entire year as eventually we'll just run out of supplies and the economic impact will kill more people than the virus itself. Also, I have been self isolating before my state even ordered shelter in place, so I do think this is a serious situation...
  13. They are probably going to keep changing things. It does seem like Mlb is determined to extend the regular season through at least the end of October.
  14. Also there is talk about extended the season into November and possibly December with moving games to neutral sites, ie. domed stadiums and places in the south. This has been a really crappy year so far for everyone, and if we still got a full season of games of baseball that would brighten things up for me at least somewhat.
  15. that's honestly not a best case scenario, they would just cancel the season if the season just starts in July. I can honestly still see the season starting in Mid-May, or June if they just go to empty stadiums for a while. A lot of places are finally going into shelter in place and that could start to help stop the spread in the next 3-5 weeks.
  16. I am feeling kind of pessimistic about this situation, but we really don't know for sure when the season will start. It could be that the curve is lowered in 2-4 weeks and then maybe they start the season, or play the entire season in empty stadiums. I'm hoping for that at least.
  17. Yeah that is bizzare. I think everyone here was deathly afraid of having mud butt apparently.
  18. There is hope that this drug and others might be able to treat the symptoms. That could maybe change the timeline with ending this problem that is disrupting our lives and eventually give us baseball again. Fingers crossed.
  19. I would love to see baseball start in May for sure. I think my pessimism stemmed from Trump himself saying that this may not subside until July or August ( and he is usually a compulsive liar that will say anything to save his behind), so him saying that crossed my mind that this coronavirus is gonna interrupt life here longer than expected.
  20. I saw on Mlb Network ex-players saying that 2 weeks might be sufficient.
  21. I honestly would love that, but the situation outside of baseball is rather dire. They are projecting that this virus is gonna affect us for the next 18 months. But I do like your optimism. I'll expect the worst, but hope for the best. I really could use some baseball right now to distract my mind as it seems like the world is falling apart and we're gonna look like Snake Plissken in a dystopian future.
  22. I'm pulling for you homie, I hope you have a speedy recover and stay safe.
  23. I am pretty much resigned to the fact that there isn't going to baseball this year. People underestimated this virus a month ago and now from reading various projections, we may need to be quarantined for more than the original 8 weeks. Everyone stay safe out there, and even if you think the virus isn't going to give you problems, self isolate to you don't potentially give it to someone that could put their life in danger.
  24. I am not implying in any way that my league is screwing me. I don't see why we can't just port over the rosters to next year as the MLB will likely just use the same schedule from this year to next year. Like I said, it just really takes away my enthusiasm away that this year might be a wash.