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  1. On 4/9/2020 at 12:51 PM, The Big Bat Theory said:


    Also I want to add that one number NOT begin added to the calculation of service workers needed and thus must be quarantined in Bubbletown is the most obvious one.  Other than a few decent, straight arrow married guys most single and even the majority of married guys seek "service" of a different kind when on the road for a week or two max.  Can you imagine what will happen with up to 5 months isolation if those "service workers" weren't "provided" (and tested frequently too and housed as well) by MLB.  This would effectively make MLB the largest pimp in the world.


    One of the best insights ever posted in this forum.

  2. 46 minutes ago, GamblorLA said:


    I get where you're coming from, but to play devil's advocate we all do the same kind of stuff every day. Yesterday I decided to indulge in a couple bottles of expensive beer.  I probably could have sent that same money to a refugee camp or something and saved someone's life. 


    You're conflating consumer-level choices with provider-level policies. While it demonstrates an aptitude for rhetoric, I'm not buying the analogy. 

    A more apropos comparison would be as follows:  an alcohol manufacturer decided, during this crisis, to allocate X widgets of "alcohol sanitizer" to make booze instead of apportioning it to the production of surgical sterilization supplies.

    My example also isn't quite 100% accurate, as ElAttrache and his staff aren't widgets, but you get my meaning. 

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  3. Until we have a vaccine (still an "if") this virus is simply going to be part of our worldwide panoply of health concerns.  At some point, even without a vaccine, "herd immunity" will kick in to limit the number of serious cases ... but herd immunity will require a truly scary number of infections before it occurs.

    Once we have a vaccine it will continue to be a problem in areas without access to the vaccine. 

    I hope the bat soup and/or pangolin stew was worth it. 

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  4. 7 minutes ago, Sonny_D said:

    “And I must perform the surgery to get paid.” 


    I'd respect Dr. ElAttrache more if he just said:

    "I want to get paid and professional athletes are incredibly important people, in contrast to the worthless lives most peasants lead.  I don't give two f**ks about our medical infrastructure being strained to the breaking point ... and that includes doctors and nurses dying worldwide, the desperate search for more medical professionals (including schools exploring "early graduation" options to cover the shortfall), and across-the-board shortages of medical supplies.  None of that matters to me because Chris Sale is rich and famous and I need to get paid and enhance my reputation."

    At least if he said that he'd be honest. 

    **I'd also note that he practices medicine in Los Angeles County and L.A. has issued a county-wide guideline that all elective medical procedures are to be postponed indefinitely. 

    ****Further noting that Dr. Tommy John (James Andrews), has postponed/cancelled all elective surgeries.

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  5. 1 minute ago, shakestreet said:

    I know that I'm going to get criticized for taking care of these kinds of guys, but it's essential to their livelihoods," ElAttrache told the San Francisco Chronicle on March 24. "If you have somebody's career at stake and they lose two seasons instead of one, I would say that is not a nonessential or unimportant elective procedure. ... We have to have some criteria. We don't want it to be arbitrary. We want the public to trust what we're doing.



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  6. You gotta love that Chris Sale, during the middle of a CoronaVirus pandemic that's devastated medical infrastructure and left everyone desperate for manpower and supplies, managed to have an elective, non-weight-bearing orthopedic surgery performed on short notice.

    The rich and powerful live by a different set of rules.  Always have, and don't let anyone tell you any different. 

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  7. 26 minutes ago, Magoo said:

    On an unrelated note if Alvarez is 22 then Pujols already has his AARP card.  Actually the latter may be true regardless.


    It's always kind of annoyed me that Pujols lying about his age has been kind of glossed over when discussing his legacy.*  I understand why he did it (mama wanted him to be able to play high school sports and give him a chance at a better life, which would not have been otherwise possible) but the truth of the matter is that it violates a number of laws and is blatantly unethical.  The guy "talks the talk" and virtue signals while simultaneously living a lie and collecting millions of dollars based, in part, upon that lie.  

    *Pujols is 2-4 years older than his listed age.  I base this not only upon the fact that I have eyes and have seen his high school photograph (I would note that H.S. coaches agree with me as they intentionally walked Pujols over and over again in protest) but also comments that Pujols himself has made in regards to his age.  

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  8. 9 minutes ago, DFWSooner said:

    This has got to be a major red flag, right? 


    They're being super cagey with the diagnosis, but since it sounds like identical symptoms in both knees my guess is Patellofemoral pain syndrome.

    While I haven't experienced it myself, I can think of at least one friend of mine who played Rugby in college who dealt with it. If you're susceptible to it you need to improve lower body weightlifting form and strengthen the supporting muscles or you're going to keep aggravating it over and over again.  

    I should also mention I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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  9. 7 minutes ago, Evincar said:


    The same thing can be said of any player that is injury prone...



    No, not all injuries are created equal.  A pitcher recovering from a torn UCL is fundamentally different from a guy who's missing time with the flu.  

  10. 1 hour ago, Dr. Whom said:

    Ugh hate early drafts...this guy should now be drafted outside the top 100. No way he lasts a full season on his geriatric knees




    That's a pretty big overreaction to generic soreness.

    Since it is both knees and there's nothing objective that's been reported, I would speculate there's some sort of mechanical source to the problem.  If I had to guess, this guy has bad squat form (or some other lower body exercise) and he's overdoing it in offseason workouts.  

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  11. I think every single regular fantasy baseball owner knew that contract was a godawful abomination from day ******** one, yet somehow Scott Boras managed to get the Padres not only to offer it, but also managed to get them to move Wil Myers the outfield (creating a terrible roster crunch that's still screwing over the franchise) in doing so.  

    Hosmer has some value in deep leagues, but primarily as a util/depth guy.  At least he never seems to be hurt.  

  12. 8 minutes ago, Evincar said:

    Same as Judge and Stanton. If theyre already hurt in spring training, no reason to draft them.


    While I do like the spiciness of this take, risk/reward analysis is pretty fundamental to running a fantasy baseball team.  And there are definitely auction prices/draft positions where Stanton and Sanchez absolutely warrant taking the plunge.

    Judge?  To be quite honest, I don't really understand his injury.  Is this guy missing the year?  

  13. We're going to see players take the field in empty stadiums this year, aren't we?

    If ONE player catches the CoronaVirus it's going to shut that entire team/franchise down for a minimum of two weeks.  That seems unprecedented to me in any of the major U.S. sports.  

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  14. 16 minutes ago, Cmilne23 said:

    I’d be shocked if he was a top 10 hitter. He doesn’t run, he has had one massive  outlier season of his career.  He has one year over 40 homers, he’s a career .268 hitter, he’s been over 100 RBIs 3 times, he doesn’t steal, he’s been over 100 runs twice.  He’s been overrated by community for a long time.  He hit big in 2017.  Outside of that he didn’t have a positive ROI in any other season.  Once again, let him be someone else’s problem.  


    I want you to use this doll to show me how Stanton hurt you.  

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  15. John Carl has to be the most volatile batter in recent fantasy baseball memory (this sort of **** happens with pitchers all the time).

    I wouldn't blink an eye if he ended up only missing a week or two and was a top ten hitter.  I also wouldn't blink an eye if it's another lost season for him.