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N7RobBob

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I would say Contract them, but they've already contracted covid.

MLB wants a season they are going to have to be flexible as ever bc this is going away...
 

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Cardinals with 4 more positive tests.

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, botched this MLB restart. Worst possible outcome.
 

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That’s your loss. Boston is a great city. Now the insufferable sports fans are another story.
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.

I had a work dinner, so my wife had dinner on her own outside of Fenway. She was sitting at the bar eating and started talking to a father/son computer sales team. Long story short, their prospect bailed on them for a Red Sox game and they had two extra tickets. They gave them to my wife because it was her first time in Boston, so I hustled back to the hotel, changed out of my suit, and went to the game. The father and son beat us there, had a beer waiting for me, and said “Welcome to Boston”.

There are good people everywhere. If I judged Cleveland on my car chopping, drug dealing white trash family in Eastlake, I probably would think CLE was a shithole too.
 

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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.

Mod Note 1: It started here:

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.
 
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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 2: Then here:

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.
 
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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.
Mod Note 3 -- And then we get to here (although he's right about it being the wrong subforum):

Oh fuck off. Wrong sub-forum for this drivel.
 
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Okay guys, this is exactly how it happens. You can see very easily how one comment that cracks open the door gradually gets widened.

Again -- comment on Covid all you want strictly as it relates to baseball. Comments about it more broadly are not permitted in this forum.
 

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I don’t know I went to Fenway for a Tribe game and had a blast.
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.
 

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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.
Atmosphere is great outside and inside the stadium, and the history there. So yeah I had a blast.
 

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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.
It’s amazing how small it is on the inside, but the Oakland Coliseum is easily the worst stadium in MLB.
 

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It’s amazing how small it is on the inside, but the Oakland Coliseum is easily the worst stadium in MLB.
I’ve been to both in the last few years. I thought Oakland was far nicer.

When I say Fenway is by far the shittiest. I’m not being hyperbolic. It’s obviously subjective, but man was that place terrible.
 

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If you are talking about seat (dis)comfort and obstructed sightlines, yes Fenway and Wrigley both suck. However, the atmosphere in both stadiums is electric and hard to replicate in the newer copycat retro design facilities.
 

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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.
 

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