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#81 yarnivek1972

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:28 PM

Cespedes is out. Another star walks away.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:50 PM

Cespedes is out. Another star walks away.

Cespedes is his own special case.

Anyway, another TD member started an opt-out thread, so please place your opt-out updates there:

http://twinsdaily.co...layer-opt-outs/
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#83 yarnivek1972

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 01:00 PM

The Cardinals are now up to 6 positive tests, though at least 3 are not players.

Still, given the incubation period of this disease, it is worth noting that they were likely spreading it around when they played the Twins.

My gut says Manfred will shut it down today for at least two weeks. My guess is that before those two weeks are up, the 2020 season will officially cancelled.

MLB had something like 50 positive tests in the first ten days of games. That’s a clear indication that they have no way of preventing outbreaks. Can you imagine what the fallout will be if someone (like a traveling staffer) actually dies?

It will be a human tragedy and a PR nightmare the likes of which MLB has never seen, and that’s saying something about a sport that has seen betting scandals, rampant narcotics use, rampant PED use, and cheating scandals.

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 02:21 PM

Cardinals-Tigers 4-game series postponed.

13 members of St. Louis organization test positive for COVID-19.


#85 yarnivek1972

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 02:24 PM

Cardinals-Tigers 4-game series postponed.
13 members of St. Louis organization test positive for COVID-19.

So that means they got 7 new positive results today.

Just to recap, two teams that are in different geographical regions had about 20% of their traveling party test positive within 10 days of starting the season.

There are what, 8 teams that are not playing this week because either they have an outbreak or their scheduled opponent does. That’s about 1/4 of the league.

MLB needs to shut it down before they kill somebody.

Right now they are embarrassing themselves.
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#86 Nine of twelve

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 05:05 AM

The latest: This is an AP article lifted from the Strib.

 

https://www.startrib...outs/572023402/


#87 spycake

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 06:04 AM

FWIW, the Marlins have resumed play and are now tied (with the Twins and Cubs) for the best winning percentage in baseball!

(thanks to a doubleheader sweep of the Orioles yesterday...)
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#88 biggentleben

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 10:44 PM

I did find it interesting that when Nick Markakis, who had initially opted out of the season but became the most notable player to opt back in, hit a walk-off home run to win the game for the Braves tonight in his first game back, the team stormed the field....then they proceeded to distance themselves and lift their hands in the air in a large, spaced-out group around home plate and do high jazz hands in group celebration.

 

That said, when Freddie Freeman homered earlier in the game, he got slaps on the back and such in the dugout as had been the case previously, so it's not all jelly beans and rainbows.

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#89 cardsfan

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 02:52 PM

And the 2-3 Cardinals are cancelled again tonight. What a joke. Other teams will cancel games.