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Watched the Brewers get beat like a drum by the Cubs while listening to Uecker and crew on the radio broadcast. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon.

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O's record stands at 2-1. I guess this might be the high point of our season. Now we have two series with the Marlins who are grappling with a Covid outbreak. Lovely.

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O's record stands at 2-1. I guess this might be the high point of our season. Now we have two series with the Marlins who are grappling with a Covid outbreak. Lovely.
The Marlins' outbreak is baaaaaaad. At 13 total positives now (11 players, 2 coaches). The four who were announced positive yesterday were all asymptomatic.

The Marlins' game with the O's today has been postponed, and some are speculating this might impact the Phils/Yanks series as well to keep the Yankees out of the clubhouse the Marlins were just in.
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I'm seeing the game as being cancelled and that they are up to 14 positive cases. That's going to be tough to manage.
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:37 am
I'm seeing the game as being cancelled and that they are up to 14 positive cases. That's going to be tough to manage.
Seems like all Marlin games will need to be postponed / canceled for at least two weeks out, right? And seems like there are likely players on the other team that the Marlins played who will need to be quarantined?

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El Guapo wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:42 am
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:37 am
I'm seeing the game as being cancelled and that they are up to 14 positive cases. That's going to be tough to manage.
Seems like all Marlin games will need to be postponed / canceled for at least two weeks out, right? And seems like there are likely players on the other team that the Marlins played who will need to be quarantined?
It's going to be interesting to see what MLB decides to do in response to this. 2-weeks of Marlins games being postponed/canceled would definitely impact their entire season (no way they could make them all up) and the NL/AL East as a whole.
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stessier wrote:
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I'm seeing the game as being cancelled and that they are up to 14 positive cases. That's going to be tough to manage.
Apparently the proper wording for the O's/Fish game is "postponed" (it keeps going back and forth on Twitter and ESPN).

Yanks/Phils is currently "canceled" as well (though that wording may change, too).
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pr0ner wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:37 am
I'm seeing the game as being cancelled and that they are up to 14 positive cases. That's going to be tough to manage.
Apparently the proper wording for the O's/Fish game is "postponed" (it keeps going back and forth on Twitter and ESPN).

Yanks/Phils is currently "canceled" as well (though that wording may change, too).
What are the chances that the whole mini-season comes crashing down at some point before too long? In some ways it's one thing if an also-ran team like the Marlins gets sidelined. What happens when there's an outbreak with (say) the Yankees or the Dodgers?

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El Guapo wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:42 am
pr0ner wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:37 am
I'm seeing the game as being cancelled and that they are up to 14 positive cases. That's going to be tough to manage.
Apparently the proper wording for the O's/Fish game is "postponed" (it keeps going back and forth on Twitter and ESPN).

Yanks/Phils is currently "canceled" as well (though that wording may change, too).
What are the chances that the whole mini-season comes crashing down at some point before too long? In some ways it's one thing if an also-ran team like the Marlins gets sidelined. What happens when there's an outbreak with (say) the Yankees or the Dodgers?
MLB is holding an emergency meeting today so I imagine we'll find out something this afternoon.
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ESPN is reporting 4 positives?

No they just updated to 8 more players testing positive. Oh well it was fun while it lasted.
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pr0ner wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:43 am
El Guapo wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:42 am
pr0ner wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
stessier wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:37 am
I'm seeing the game as being cancelled and that they are up to 14 positive cases. That's going to be tough to manage.
Apparently the proper wording for the O's/Fish game is "postponed" (it keeps going back and forth on Twitter and ESPN).

Yanks/Phils is currently "canceled" as well (though that wording may change, too).
What are the chances that the whole mini-season comes crashing down at some point before too long? In some ways it's one thing if an also-ran team like the Marlins gets sidelined. What happens when there's an outbreak with (say) the Yankees or the Dodgers?
MLB is holding an emergency meeting today so I imagine we'll find out something this afternoon.
Yeah, not sure how this season will continue after this. Such a big outbreak after less than a week?

Oh well, at least Kyle Hendricks will have a Cy Young to his name :lol: .
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I was listening to a podcast and the guest mentioned he talked to someone inside the NFL who told him to get ready for every team to forfeit 2-3 games over the course of the season. They could do the same thing in the MLB, but it would be more like 12 games. But at some point, you kind of lose the integrity of the season.
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Lorini wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:48 am
ESPN is reporting 4 positives?

No they just updated to 8 more players testing positive. Oh well it was fun while it lasted.
Well if baseball is cancelled today, I guess we'll never know who's better. Giants or the Dodgers. I know the answer though :P
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As much as it sucks I think they should just scrap the season. We're not even a week out and it's already falling apart.
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As much as it sucks I think they should just scrap the season. We're not even a week out and it's already falling apart.
It was fun while it lasted.


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LawBeefaroni wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Octavious wrote:
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As much as it sucks I think they should just scrap the season. We're not even a week out and it's already falling apart.
It was fun while it lasted.


Get ready to say that a lot in the next 18-24 months.
Ya I think it will be a long time before we can properly do anything like we used to. And it certainly won't be the same when it comes back. Unless of course Trump find a miracle cure.
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The MLB call with the owners starts in 10 minutes so we'll see what happens. I'm not sure what happened to the Marlins will be enough to cancel the season at this point, though.
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pr0ner wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:21 pm
The MLB call with the owners starts in 10 minutes so we'll see what happens. I'm not sure what happened to the Marlins will be enough to cancel the season at this point, though.
Seriously question (not snark) - what will it take? Death of a player? Death of a coach or trainer?

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Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:21 pm
The MLB call with the owners starts in 10 minutes so we'll see what happens. I'm not sure what happened to the Marlins will be enough to cancel the season at this point, though.
Seriously question (not snark) - what will it take? Death of a player? Death of a coach or trainer?
I heard healthy people can't get sick from this. So let them play!
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Smoove_B wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:22 pm
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:21 pm
The MLB call with the owners starts in 10 minutes so we'll see what happens. I'm not sure what happened to the Marlins will be enough to cancel the season at this point, though.
Seriously question (not snark) - what will it take? Death of a player? Death of a coach or trainer?
I don't think either of those would do it. Maybe if there were several deaths. One offs can be brushed away as bad luck. I think if two or more teams have to miss more than 10 games, they'd call it off. There is too much money on the line to not push as hard as they can to make it work.

Not that I agree with that, but that is what I see.
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Smoove_B wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:22 pm
pr0ner wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:21 pm
The MLB call with the owners starts in 10 minutes so we'll see what happens. I'm not sure what happened to the Marlins will be enough to cancel the season at this point, though.
Seriously question (not snark) - what will it take? Death of a player? Death of a coach or trainer?
Yes I think public opinion is going to be pretty strong against them continuing unless they can get the players to stay in a bubble like the NBA.
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Smoove_B wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:22 pm
pr0ner wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:21 pm
The MLB call with the owners starts in 10 minutes so we'll see what happens. I'm not sure what happened to the Marlins will be enough to cancel the season at this point, though.
Seriously question (not snark) - what will it take? Death of a player? Death of a coach or trainer?
Well, if you look at what MLS did, they had two teams come down with a slew of confirmed positive tests after they (and the other teams) entered the bubble for their tournament. MLS kicked those two teams out, and played the tournament with 24 rather than 26 teams, and there have been no confirmed positive tests since. Of course, that's a bubble situation, and a bunch of people on both Twitter and a soccer forum I visited yelled endlessly about the need to shut the whole thing down, but MLS forged ahead anyway (successfully, I'd say).

I think it's going to have to take multiple teams having to postpone or forfeit multiple games (not the two that were postponed today) due to widespread positives before they consider shutting it down. One team's not going to be enough.
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I think they should just give their opponents a win. It's the Marlins, they probably would lose every game to the Yankees anyway.
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It was dumb not to play within a bubble. That in my opinion is what the owners should tell the players, bubble or no season. I just don't see how they can manage Covid when the players are free to go wherever.
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The O's/Marlins game for tomorrow night has also been postponed. It is expected that the healthy Marlins will eventually travel to Baltimore from Philadelphia to play on Wednesday evening.
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Just how big is the expanded roster???


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stessier wrote:
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Just how big is the expanded roster???


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The latest round of testing from the Miami Marlins found four new coronavirus positives, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. That brings the total over the last five days to 17.
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I'm having a hard time taking this season serious, but it's nice to see Pete hit a freaking missile last night. Stanton has hit a few bombs already as well. I've never seen a more brutal swing than Stanton. I expect to see a ball explode one day.
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I'm trying not to get too invested in a season that I think is likely to be canceled, but I'm also trying to get my sports fix by watching Cubs games when I can. As I was expressing my displeasure with the Cubs' bullpen last night as they attempted to blow an 8-1 lead to the Reds (final was 8-7 with the final out a Joey Votto line drive to center with the bases loaded), my wife commented on how she didn't really miss my expressions of displeasure during the sports hiatus. She just doesn't know how to enjoy sports properly.
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Well, this should be interesting.

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I wonder what the vote would be if you asked the Marlins if they wanted to go back...
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Would anyone actually miss the Marlins if MLB just removes them from the schedule? :lol:
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Well, there is that guy who goes to games all over the country sitting behind home plate wearing a Marlins jersey . . . .
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ImLawBoy wrote:Well, there is that guy who goes to games all over the country sitting behind home plate wearing a Marlins jersey . . . .
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stessier wrote:
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I wonder what the vote would be if you asked the Marlins if they wanted to go back...
I'm sure they'd like to go back home at some point, especially since all signs point to them contracting the virus in Atlanta.
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pr0ner wrote:
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I wonder what the vote would be if you asked the Marlins if they wanted to go back...
I'm sure they'd like to go back home at some point, especially since all signs point to them contracting the virus in Atlanta.
Or maybe not?



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