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  1. Hmmmm.... i guess i was tricked into thinking doomsday was here with all these negative nancies in these forums.. As each day passes, i am getting more optimistic about a return to normalcy sooner rather than later..
  2. I am with you. I have been optimistic since the start of this pandemic as more information has become available.. On a side note, as it is his duty to help the baseball world.. Manfred stated yesterday his hope is to have baseball getting ramped back up sometime in May. He also acknowledged a 162 game season is not likely.
  3. fair enough. To each their own, i suppose.
  4. I disagree entirely.. again... while i understand the seriousness of the situation and have placed/followed restrictions on myself as well to prevent myself from getting it/passing it on to others.. i dont think us as a whole living in fear is going to benefit anybody. Now, this does not mean we need to be reckless about things either. Personally, i think it would serve everyone well to look at that light at the end of the tunnel you refer to.. but, thats just some crazy guy from Torontos opinion. *side note - new uni's lol*
  5. It is not false hope. There are reasons for optimism. You providing me with a link is doing nothing more than i have already claimed.. scaring people.. making things worse... and at the end of the day it will do nothing but lead people into a sense of confusion and borderline depression. Testing has been upgraded significantly. Restrictions have placed in many areas (and while i agree they should be higher.. this is better than what it was a few weeks ago). All scientists around the world are fighting for the same cause for the 1st time probably in humanity.. you have to assume a cure/something noteable to prevent transmission is on the horizon. Personally, im seeing a lot of positives slowly emerging.. and i would like to view the positives as a means to a return to normalcy sooner than a lot of the negative minded posters through out this forum are..
  6. Also, some of you guys/girls needs to learn to be more optimistic.. your negativity is such a drain on people and kills the morale of the people... no different than how CNN and other news stations go about business.. A lot of people have recovered from Corona to date.. no mention of it.. just sickness and death. Gonna drive everyone crazy. We will see baseball and we will see it sooner than you guys all think.. *i do realize the severity of the situation and am in no way not taking it serious*
  7. Not sure if you all have heard some of the news coming out of the MLB this morning? 1. MLB has agreed to give players a full year of service time regardless of the number of games played (nothing has been determined in relation to a canceled season) 2. Players are open to playing double headers twice a week to help with the integrity of the MLB season. 3. Scott Boras has proposed a couple options to the MLB in relation to the structure of the season. I get it. He is an agent. He does have pull, and he is in close with those in higher ranks who does have more pull if his isnt considered. He has proposed both a 144 and 162 game season. World Series will be played on Christmas day. As the season goes on and into the playoffs.. neutral sites will be the location of these games. Im personally excited cuz Toronto is on that list.. even though my home town team may not be in the playoffs.. it is possible i get playoff games.. thank you to that dome. Also, a side note.. which i should have mentioned above.. the 144 game season would start July 1. The 162 game season would start June 1st. The June 1st would be lovely especially if Shapiro gets his way and has a whole full 4 weeks of warming up before the season starts.. this would indicate baseball returns in............MAYYYYY. As i have been saying, lol.
  8. Interesting piece of news. Again, i can not stress it enough.. i truly do feel that with this being the priority of all the scientific minds in the world at the moment, the 24hour clock for research and trials being used wisely.. we're going to come to a solution much quicker than i believe some of you guys think.. Will this be a cure? no, probably not. but definitely a way to help prevent the transmission or lighten the load for the health systems.. allowing us to slowly get back to a normal life.
  9. I could not agree with you more. Firstly, all indications of the second wave in Hong Kong is due to people abroad returning and bringing the virus with them.. and not so much residents who were present in the country for the duration of the breakout... so, this is promising in the sense they know where the 2nd wave has come from.. who is responsible.. and how to contain those people.. i would like to think we in N.American can follow suit.. and MLB for a little while now has been viewed as the less popular of the major N.American sports.. as in.. not as much diversity.. and mostly older people watching/attending.. so, can you imagine MLB.. Americas past time coming back before any sport.. giving all Americans something to look forward to? baseballs popularity will be at an all time high.. and for a sport craving the attention.. they def want to be a part of that.. totally agree with you..
  10. I totally get the whole airport thing... So, can they not travel like many European soccer clubs do? a typical airport trip for a big soccer team would consist of: 1. Board team bus at hotel 2. drive to airport 3. bus pulls up directly to the foot of the plane 4. players leave bus/directly onto air plane 5. process repeats at desired location The only issue with this becomes the bus driver/pilot and potentially air crew.. if MLB is serious about it.. hire one pilot/crew/bus driver per team for the year.
  11. Yeah, the warm up period will be in May.. and beyond that.. games will take place behind closed doors for the majority if not the entire season.. Ultimately, if games are to be played.. the only people they need to contain are people within MLB themselves.. outsiders are not exactly the biggest cause for concern if MLB were to begin playing games again.
  12. Fair enough. I shall assume you saw Trump wanting the nation 'back to normal' by Easter. This gives you guys roughly 3 weeks more or less. Just generally curious if at that point it becomes Federal orders. It will be interesting, especially more so because i am sure we can both agree not all states will agree with this order and may ignore it entirely.
  13. Also, this is for anybody in the NY area or is up to date with the state of NY.. Can you please keep us informed with how the medical trials are being received by the public? and also the success rate of them? I mean, im sure if they are successful, the whole world will know and begin to use it on their patients.. but, please, feel free to keep non-NY residents in the loop.
  14. Forgive my ignorance, but, lets assume Trump orders people back to work and restricts these guidelines, are States forced to abide by these rules or can each state dictate when their people go back to work and restrictions are lifted?
  15. I dont understand how you can compare the MLB with an Olympics games. We are talking about the entire world crunched up into one small area of the world (athletes/fans combined) versus a single nation (sure, some of the athletes are from the Carribean but the comparing number of athletes fail in comparison) I still believe MLB will be back in May.. that leaves us with potentially still 9 weeks to get this sorted out if we wish to see pre-June ball.
  16. I do not disagree that we as a people can not go from having all these measures in place one day.. to being back to complete normalcy the following morning.. however, what is most noteworthy in relation to Hong Kongs situation is this new spike in cases are primarily from people over seas.. either via schooling or business. If they had of gotten their citizens back and/or closed borders much sooner and for a lengthier period of time, this spike may have been possible to avoid. The same applies to us in N.America.. continue with the travel restrictions prohibiting any international flights either in or out and i dont see us having a spike in cases again once we have this under control.. that combined with the potentially good news we hope to uncover in the next week or two regarding the trials in NYC using HCQ
  17. When i first read this yesterday.. my initial reaction was f---.. the hope of this drug being a positive is gone.. then i read they are over dosing themselves and not via prescriptions from physicians.
  18. I will say this again.. baseball in May. I am not a doctor, but, i just feel confident that we will have this under control within the next little while and baseball in May is not a far fetched idea.
  19. Tomorrow, Tuesday March 24th, 2020 has the potential to be the beginning of the end of this. Lets all hope and pray to the Gods above that the testing that is about to begin in NY will prove successful enough that the majority of us can begin to see the light and the turn around of this horrible time throughout the world that has claimed so many lives to this point.
  20. I am going to assume the trial will be over atleast a 7-10 span if not longer. I mean, it will only mean something if the drug proves to cure the sick and ensure that they remain that way.. which unfortunately will require some time. Either way, this is great news and i like everyone else.. hopes this proves to be the cure we are all seeking.
  21. Where did you read Lennox Hill Hospital has successfully used this drug on 100 patients? If so, why are other hospitals not using this? Not doubting. Just curious why this isnt more known through out the globe at this point when considering the loss of life..
  22. I agree, you guys (U.S.A) are not on the level Italy has. A lot of this IMO has to do with cultural differences, and i truly do not believe that the U.S was any more as unprepared than Italy was.
  23. I am familiar with Rauolt and his recent findings that have been published. However, i have not see any exact percentages such as those that you have shown. Do you have any sources that validate those percentages? I believe it is possible Rauolt is onto something, and infact, in a couple of the asian countries (i believe they are China/S.Korea) they have already labeled this drug as an efficient medicine to use for those with Covid-19
  24. Please, do not say baseball in Mid-May in this forum.. i have done so multiple times and have received rather pessimistic responses. I have said and stand by my prediction of baseball in May at some point.
  25. "the leader"... man, i cringe every time i hear Trump be referred to as a leader. I get it, my boy Trudeau isnt exactly the most amazing PM in our countries history, but, how so many Americans even voted for Trump to 'lead' their country baffles my mind.