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March Madness has been cancelled.

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2 hours ago, jfazz23 said:

i legit have no hobbies except baseball.  i mean i lift weights about 3-4 times a week but now im wondering if i should even go to the gym and touch the weights

 

cant wait for Rotoworld Mock 17: Corona Madness

Count me IN. 

2 hours ago, tonycpsu said:

Strat-o-matic, anyone?

I still have my game and probably 4/5 seasons of those player cards. 

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2 minutes ago, Sidearmer said:

March Madness has been cancelled.

NO NO NO ... DAMNIT. I thought it was just the conference tournaments. 
 

They are... 

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One player helped by this, whom I own everywhere already, is Ohtani.  Should be close to a full season (whatever that is in 2020) of contributing in 9 categories.

 

I'm an idiot who saw this on the www.twitter.com so I can't vouch for it.  However it makes sense to me.  It also seems relevant to our own choices as well as something like when to play the MLB games and restore some shred of meaning to my life.

 

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So, it's not really about making sure people don't get the virus, so much as trying to stop a ton of people from getting it simultaneously and flooding the system.  To me, this suggests that the season will be played and we can live SOMEWHAT normally.  Exposure to the virus is pretty much inevitable.  We're really just trying to distribute it in the least damaging way.

 

It seems to me we ALMOST pulled a Philadelphia and hopefully wised up in time.  Thankfully, there are still enough people around who listen experts and evidence.

 

As an individual, I'm not going to modify my behavior dramatically.  I have to go to casinos several days a week for work and I'm not gonna stop. I have set aside some food and water. I have a little bit of silver too.  While I normally eat pretty healthfully, I'm being a nazi about it now. NO fast food. NO sugar or processed foods. Lots of fruit, nuts, veggies and meat.  IDK that this has an impact, but if it doesn't work, oh well I ate super healthy for a while.  

If I see some great travel deals, I'll probably take them. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, jfazz23 said:

your numbers are also made up...when we dont know how many people have it.  my contention is we dont know....yours is "i know"

 

The 17.9% figure isn't mine, it's from actual data collected in an environment where they could test the entire population.

And, for what it's worth, your entire "asymptomatic cases who don't show up at the hospital" argument would also undercount the flu incidence (and therefore overstate the fatality rate) by the same amount.

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10 minutes ago, jfazz23 said:

 

again i cant agree with this...yet. no one under the age of 70 is dying.  children are not dying like with the flu.  we DONT know the kill rate. tom hanks has it.  he said he thought he had a head cold...and hes about 65 years old.

 

lets say 10 ppl go to the hospital and test positive for it. and 1 dies.  Tony would, incorrectly, have you believe the kill rate is 10%.  when in reality there were 90 other people who had it and had little to no symptoms.  so its really 1/100 die (1%) instead of 10%.

 

look at the cruise that was quarantined.  the kill rate was 0.8%.  and the people who died were all over 70.

 

everyone is scared because of lack of information....not because its super deadly...

 

I agree most people have very little to fear.  If you are young and healthy you may feel like you had the flu.  In many cases it's been reported as a mild head cold.

   

But with the death rate from what I've been seeing in Italy the death rate is 5%.  In the United States it's 3.4%.  In Germany it's 0 in like 1100 cases or so.

 

Last global count I saw was 4969 deaths out of 134201 cases globally.  Which is a 3.7% death rate. 

 

Now as time goes on that death rate will continually drop.  With more tests being done the denominator (# of global cases) will increase faster than the numerator (# of global deaths).  Also factor in the more learned about the virus the more success treating it as time goes on and ultimately a cure and/or vaccine will be invented (I heard it generally takes at minimum 12-18 months to develop a vaccine).

 

But the main thing being done by canceling all these large events is it will drastically slow the transmission rate.  When viruses spread the amount of infected compounds.  So by canceling large gatherings the overall goal is to slow down the rate of transmission.  I'm hearing no matter what happens millions will get infected by covid-19 but precautionary measures could in the end mitigate how many millions get infected.  It's really just slowing the compound of transmission to buy time for a cure and/or vaccine.

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You guys all suck at stats, that's why I crush you all in fantasy baseball and won mock draft 1.

 

 

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NCAA has now canceled the national tournament, both men and women.

I now dub March of 2020 “March Sadness”.

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9 minutes ago, charger_ss24 said:

NCAA has now canceled the national tournament, both men and women.

I now dub March of 2020 “March Sadness”.


Yeah this quickly went from the most exciting time of the year in sports to us sitting around wondering what the hell we’re gonna watch now. I’m not going to sit here and try to predict what’s going to happen or argue points like everyone else but hopefully this will all be over soon. 

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Only silver lining of a shortened season is Mariners might only lose 100 games on dot and not set mlb record for most losses in a season.  

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I have a 2 year old, I'll be doing a lot more of this instead of sitting in front of the tube...silver linings

 

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will 2 weeks have any impact at all, isn't something like the Coronavirus expected to last months more than weeks?

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50 minutes ago, 2ndCitySox said:

On that note, is there a good site for mock drafts that grade your team when it's done? 

Fantasypros

I know they do for football at least

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47 minutes ago, jfazz23 said:

my apologies.no one under 70 is dying at any rate higher than the flu.  and its quite possible its substantially less if more people have it than we think

and many of the deaths are in 3rd world areas with inferior healthcare at the US....parts of china, iran....

China and Iran are not "third world areas" medically.  You going by old 1940's movies or something?  And China actually has tested millions of people while the US hasn't even tested 10,000.  If there is any country not in gear for this it is the good old USA.  The numbers in China are starting to drop because they took draconian actions because they are an authoritarian government so could enforce those measures.  Meanwhile the virus has been running loose and wild here because the US sits around twiddling it's thumbs until too late thanks to politics and bureaucracy.  So the virus will probably take longer to "run it's course" here as a result.

So yes people in their 20's and 30's and who were otherwise healthy have died there but NOT because of inferior medical treatment.

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11 minutes ago, Members_Only_76 said:

I have a 2 year old, I'll be doing a lot more of this instead of sitting in front of the tube...silver linings

 

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Can never start them too soon!  Good use of time right there.  I got 2 girls so been doing more soccer ️.  Just teach your 2 year old to never aspire to be a Mariner.

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2 minutes ago, Cmilne23 said:

Can never start them too soon!  Good use of time right there.  I got 2 girls so been doing more soccer ️.  Just teach your 2 year old to never aspire to be a Mariner.

 

Some relatives went to SEA last year and brought him a Snoopy Mariners baseball shirt.

 

He used it as a diaper.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

China and Iran are not "third world areas" medically.  You going by old 1940's movies or something?  And China actually has tested millions of people while the US hasn't even tested 10,000.  If there is any country not in gear for this it is the good old USA.  The numbers in China are starting to drop because they took draconian actions because they are an authoritarian government so could enforce those measures.  Meanwhile the virus has been running loose and wild here because the US sits around twiddling it's thumbs until too late thanks to politics and bureaucracy.  So the virus will probably take longer to "run it's course" here as a result.

So yes people in their 20's and 30's and who were otherwise healthy have died there but NOT because of inferior medical treatment.

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You’ve been here at least twice giving false info, I’ve replied with links with facts, and then you disappear and come back with more narratives lol. 

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35 minutes ago, BostonCajun said:


Yeah this quickly went from the most exciting time of the year in sports to us sitting around wondering what the hell we’re gonna watch now. I’m not going to sit here and try to predict what’s going to happen or argue points like everyone else but hopefully this will all be over soon. 

I know can you believe it? I may have to show my wife attention now.

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1 minute ago, Hatfieldodger said:

I know can you believe it? I may have to show my wife attention now.

They need a dislike function in this site!

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43 minutes ago, Members_Only_76 said:

I have a 2 year old, I'll be doing a lot more of this instead of sitting in front of the tube...silver linings

 

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Wish my 7 year old was more interested in baseball than soccer. But, he’s not the patient type for baseball.

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23 minutes ago, Hatfieldodger said:

I know can you believe it? I may have to show my wife attention now.

 

Lets not get carried away now. This just gives us more time to do fantasy baseball research

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4 hours ago, exm said:

Curious if the major fantasy platforms allow drafts in April when this is officially announced?

 

I'm pretty sure, at least on ESPN, you can launch new leagues pretty well into the season.

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3 minutes ago, centerfield_ballhawk said:

For those of you that haven't drafted yet... is anyone pushing back the date of online drafts, or are you drafting next week as scheduled?

We’ve pushed ours back. Tentatively two weeks. We will evaluate as things change. 
It’s very hard to get everyone together (and one guy in league is at-risk, so no live draft this season), so may not be possible for all. We’re essentially committing to a 5 day slow draft to get it done.

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