Boston and San Francisco are probably my two favorite cities to visit in the country. I had a business trip to Boston a few years back and my wife met me up there because she had never been. I grew up going every summer because my grandmother is from there and warned her about Massholes and how awful the people can be.That’s your loss. Boston is a great city. Now the insufferable sports fans are another story.
Mod Note 2: Then here:I'm not gonna jump on MLB by trying to put some well needed entertainment out there for us on a daily basis. The fact that TV ratings are thru the roof across the nation is proof that fans are happy to see it.
But it was...and is..a nigh on impossible mission in this nation, where adherence to common sense instructions are ignored and/or flaunted by wide swaths of the population. Baseball is merely a microcosm of society as a whole.
It has been reported that multiple Marlins also flaunted protocol, while on the road. They were in a hotel bar, mo masks, no social distancing, no common sense. Does this sound familiar?
While the focus is rightfully focused on the Marlins, does anybody really believe that, among 1200 mostly twentysomething athletes with money in their pockets, there arent others?
Whether I think much of Manfred, or not, he has at least tried to put a season together. His efforts may be patched with mistakes, but he has tried. Obviously, there are some players..and probably some orgs..who haven't really tried at all.
One way to solve this situation, if solution is even possible, is to levy severe suspensions to any player or member of club staffs who disobey the common sense protocols..suspensions that go well beyond this season. Of course, that wont happen.
But when it comes down to it, those Marlins players did more to harm baseball than anything Clase put in his body.
But this illustrates why the Cleveland org stands out when it comes to culture. There is no such thing as being too careful. Erring on the side of caution is nothing more than common sense.
I've spent much of my summers on Lake Erie for my entire life. If you have a boat on that lake, and you dont fear Lake Erie, you are a fool. The same applies to this pandemic...and to the players who dont fear it.
Mod Note 3 -- And then we get to here (although he's right about it being the wrong subforum):Let's take it easy with all the fear talk.
I agree that being able to watch some baseball has been a nice respite from all the fear-based coronavirus bullshit, however.
It’s amazing how small it is on the inside, but the Oakland Coliseum is easily the worst stadium in MLB.It’s fun to say you’ve been to Fenway. I even wrote my name on Pesky’s Pole followed by “Roll Tribe”.
However, Fenway is hands down the shittiest stadium in the league.
I’ve been to both in the last few years. I thought Oakland was far nicer.It’s amazing how small it is on the inside, but the Oakland Coliseum is easily the worst stadium in MLB.
Oakland designed it for football games, not baseball and it’s cavernous foul territory reflects that. On the plus side, you can easily get good seats in Oakland as long as the Giants aren’t crossing the Bay for a series. I saw the Tribe in Oakland on a Wednesday night in May about 5-7 years ago. Went to the ticket window 30 minutes before game time and got second row Upper deck seats behind home plate for just $26. No need to buy scalper tickets there. Also an easy 5-minute walk from BART station to stadium.It’s amazing how small it is on the inside, but the Oakland Coliseum is easily the worst stadium in MLB.