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    What a joke . Maybe the military should shut down as well . It’s not what you can do for your country it’s what your country can do for you. Wow we are officially 3rd world banana republic
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    The Marlins didn't observe protocol and participated in higher risk activities

    That really wasn't very hard to see coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCaray View Post
    Bet you're just giddy about that.
    You know it. How many of these players have died? I think there was a thread here about Russell Westbrook getting the Kung Flu. I guess he was the only athlete who has died
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    i predicted this. millionaires are not just going to sit in their rooms.

    until a league shows the balls to say F it we are playing with full stadiums and F corona hoax then its all a waste of time.

    you have Hydroxychloroquine proven to stop this cold. no deaths. the doctors are out there using it. these leagues need to get on board if they want to stop losing money.
    government...is a waste of taxpayers money.
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    Absolute F*cking BS.

    What's the point of having A ROSTER OF 30 STANDBY GUYS FROM THE AAA MINORS THEN?

    Are you telling me they can't simply send infected players home to quarantine, and play on
    with their replacements?

    You'll never convince me that someone, or some group, isn't calling these illogical shots in
    service of an agenda that has little-if-anything to do with sports, player safety, etc.

    Funny, Manfred & the league simply announced YESTERDAY that the Cards & Brewers would
    just PLAY ON today....

    Now, today (or was it later yesterday?) it's Apocolypse Time again!

    If I could find the guilty parties behind this horseshit, I'd kill them. Slowly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybersharp View Post
    Absolute F*cking BS.

    What's the point of having A ROSTER OF 30 STANDBY GUYS FROM THE AAA MINORS THEN?

    Are you telling me they can't simply send infected players home to quarantine, and play on
    with their replacements?

    You'll never convince me that someone, or some group, isn't calling these illogical shots in
    service of an agenda that has little-if-anything to do with sports, player safety, etc.

    Funny, Manfred & the league simply announced YESTERDAY that the Cards & Brewers would
    just PLAY ON today....

    Now, today (or was it later yesterday?) it's Apocolypse Time again!

    If I could find the guilty parties behind this horseshit, I'd kill them. Slowly.
    get ready. They will try for the lock down again
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    Funny how the past 2 months Travel baseball teams from ages 6-13 have been playing all around and even going to tournaments in other states. Parents in stands and no mask or social distances. And kids are even back practicing football the past 2 weeks. Yet I haven’t heard any problems. But somehow a billion dollar platform like MLB with resources out the ass taking extreme measures are having all sorts of problems.

    Agent Orange was right about quit testing. If we quit testing it would go away.

    Remeber to wear a mask! He who wears a mask is doing so to protect you. Because these droplets prevent it spreading out of the mask but apparently doesn’t prevent it from coming in the mask. So logic says turn the mask inside out right? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishansen View Post
    Funny how the past 2 months Travel baseball teams from ages 6-13 have been playing all around and even going to tournaments in other states. Parents in stands and no mask or social distances. And kids are even back practicing football the past 2 weeks. Yet I haven’t heard any problems. But somehow a billion dollar platform like MLB with resources out the ass taking extreme measures are having all sorts of problems.

    Agent Orange was right about quit testing. If we quit testing it would go away.

    Remeber to wear a mask! He who wears a mask is doing so to protect you. Because these droplets prevent it spreading out of the mask but apparently doesn’t prevent it from coming in the mask. So logic says turn the mask inside out right? Lol
    This is my life with kids. Since June we have played 13 tournaments between 2 kids....9 & 11. Places were packed with true Americans of all races. Everyone you talk to agrees this BS has ran its course. Football started 2 weeks ago. Practice for 9 & 11 year olds....4 days a week. We take their temps before practice. Not one problem.

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    St Louis Cardinals have three players and three staff members with virus according to Jon Heyman. This might the tip the scales to shutting down baseball. There are just too many lost games and this has now impacted two divisions in baseball. How do you maintain integrity. This is not the Marlins. The Cardinals were predicted to be right in thick of the race as possible division winners. Today's game has already been postponed. So that is now two games for both Cards and Brewers. Anyone want to guess if Sunday will be played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw77 View Post
    St Louis Cardinals have three players and three staff members with virus according to Jon Heyman. This might the tip the scales to shutting down baseball. There are just too many lost games and this has now impacted two divisions in baseball. How do you maintain integrity. This is not the Marlins. The Cardinals were predicted to be right in thick of the race as possible division winners. Today's game has already been postponed. So that is now two games for both Cards and Brewers. Anyone want to guess if Sunday will be played.
    the cardinals and brewers have 2 more series against each other so you can just play multiple double headers to make it up

    this would be a pathetic reason to cancel the season
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    This is my life with kids. Since June we have played 13 tournaments between 2 kids....9 & 11. Places were packed with true Americans of all races. Everyone you talk to agrees this BS has ran its course. Football started 2 weeks ago. Practice for 9 & 11 year olds....4 days a week. We take their temps before practice. Not one problem.

    The sky screamers are going to scream.....they know nothing else to do.
    Exactly. But not one word of anybody even raging about this like people going to church or something. Not one media outlet has brought it up. Seems like a great story with “oh look at all these innocent kids being victims to life threatening CV19 exposure by parents!” But nope everyone is fine and dandy and enjoying life. It would either expose the CV testing with all these 100x precautionary measures by pro athletes as comple BS inaccurate test. Or obviously it isn’t as deadly as they say it is. Billion dollar MLB with unlimited resources can’t function. But miraculously some Penny shop little league baseball and football is firing on all cylinders without a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishansen View Post
    Exactly. But not one word of anybody even raging about this like people going to church or something. Not one media outlet has brought it up. Seems like a great story with ďoh look at all these innocent kids being victims to life threatening CV19 exposure by parents!Ē But nope everyone is fine and dandy and enjoying life. It would either expose the CV testing with all these 100x precautionary measures by pro athletes as comple BS inaccurate test. Or obviously it isnít as deadly as they say it is. Billion dollar MLB with unlimited resources canít function. But miraculously some Penny shop little league baseball and football is firing on all cylinders without a problem.
    Amazing some people are still asleep isnít it. They like being told what to do by frauds and agendas
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    Yep, and from a non voter or conservative or liberal. I find the liberal ideology stupid as hell. Constantly preaching freedom to do or be whoever. Non governmental control. The far left is the problem. Too stupid to realize their own hypocrisy. They want the government to mandate and enforce stuff. They want everyone to be a bunch of controlled robots. And want to always throw “but muhhh freedom” back at conservatives. All while giving up theirs. All while screaming no government control left and right to their agendas. CV 19 is all about preventing deaths yet they care not individually to do one thing to help or prevent their brothers in the homeless that in straight big liberal cities flood their city. Do people realize in San Francisco they shit on the street like it’s india? And that they have Fire hoses set up with special gadgets that allow the poor, sick and homeless to shower or get water smack dab in the middle of downtown streets. Right in front of businesses. But don’t dare walk the street with no mask as you are entitled to get assaulted. Perfectly okay to assault a non mask wearing person. But don’t dare billy stick the league of a violent unruly crime committing citizen by police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCaray View Post
    Bet you're just giddy about that.
    Why?

    I'll be excited when C-19 is dealt a fatal blow & economies are "back to normal".
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishansen View Post
    Yep, and from a non voter or conservative or liberal. I find the liberal ideology stupid as hell. Constantly preaching freedom to do or be whoever. Non governmental control. The far left is the problem. Too stupid to realize their own hypocrisy. They want the government to mandate and enforce stuff. They want everyone to be a bunch of controlled robots. And want to always throw “but muhhh freedom” back at conservatives. All while giving up theirs. All while screaming no government control left and right to their agendas. CV 19 is all about preventing deaths yet they care not individually to do one thing to help or prevent their brothers in the homeless that in straight big liberal cities flood their city. Do people realize in San Francisco they shit on the street like it’s india? And that they have Fire hoses set up with special gadgets that allow the poor, sick and homeless to shower or get water smack dab in the middle of downtown streets. Right in front of businesses. But don’t dare walk the street with no mask as you are entitled to get assaulted. Perfectly okay to assault a non mask wearing person. But don’t dare billy stick the league of a violent unruly crime committing citizen by police.

    As long as these crazies on the left insist that “protests” are fine, but church gatherings are not, no rational person will take them seriously.

    Every day the raw political agenda of Democrats is exposed.

    Their hypocrisy is a hatchet wound in America’s soul.
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    MLB schedule: Marlins to return Tuesday after COVID outbreak; Yankees-Phillies series gets new dates


    Major League Baseball announced schedule changed for a number of teams, including the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies, who will resume play next week for the first time since last Sunday. Both teams had been out of action due to the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak that resulted in 18 Miami players testing positive.

    In all, seven teams had their schedules altered. Here's a breakdown of the revised schedules:

    Phillies
    The Phillies will return to play on Monday (Aug. 3) evening, when they travel to New York to play two games against the Yankees. Those squads will then head to Philadelphia for games on Wednesday and Thursday. The teams were originally supposed to play their four-game home-and-home series last week.

    Yankees
    As noted above, the Yankees will host the Phillies for games on Monday and Tuesday, then travel to Philadelphia for games on Wednesday and Thursday. The Yankees already had a game scheduled for Thursday -- in St. Petersburg, against the Tampa Bay Rays. That game will instead be made up as a doubleheader on Saturday, Aug. 8.

    The Yankees' scheduled game against the Orioles on Aug. 5 will be rescheduled at a later date.

    Marlins
    The Marlins, meanwhile, are slated to play a four-game set against the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore, beginning on Tuesday and concluding on Thursday. Naturally, one of those days will feature a doubleheader. The Marlins will serve as the home team for half of those games.

    The Marlins' scheduled series against the Phillies, from Aug. 4-6, will be rescheduled for a later date.

    Cardinals, Brewers
    The league also officially postponed Saturday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers. More information will be made available about the scheduled doubleheader for Sunday as rapid testing results are obtained later on Saturday. The Cardinals and Brewers had their scheduled game on Friday postponed as well due to a potential COVID-19 outbreak in St. Louis' clubhouse. Three players reportedly have thus far tested positive.

    The positive COVID-19 cases have resulted in 16 total games to be postponed over the season's first 10 days, including three games apiece on Friday and Saturday. Despite the positive tests and the postponements, commissioner Rob Manfred said Saturday that there is "no reason to quit" the 2020 season.

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    Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus


    NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every team might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams.

    During an interview Saturday with The Associated Press, Manfred said Major League Baseball knows which player introduced COVID-19 into the clubhouse of the Marlins Marlins. Miami and Philadelphia both postponed games for an entire week.

    ''I think that if everybody does what they are supposed to do, we can continue to play, have a credible season and get through the postseason,'' Manfred said.

    Just 1 1/2 weeks into a pandemic-delayed regular season shortened from 162 games per team to 60, the coronavirus has forced 17 postponements in 10 days and prompted at least two more players to opt out Saturday: Milwaukee All-Star outfielder Lorenzo Cain and Miami second baseman Isan Diaz.

    At least 18 Marlins players have been infected along with two St. Louis Cardinals.

    Manfred had what he said was a constructive conversation Friday with union head Tony Clark, and expects stepped-up efforts by players and teams to adhere to special virus protocols put in place by MLB and the players' association.

    ''It is what the public health experts have been saying from the beginning about this, that there is no one big magic fix,'' Manfred said.

    ''The protocols are a series of little things that people need to do. We've had some problems. In order to be better, it's another series of little things. I think it's peer pressure. I think it's players taking personal responsibility. I think it's the union helping us like Tony Clark helped us yesterday. And I think it's us managing more aggressively,'' he said.

    Still, he does expect more issues.

    ''I don't think it's realistic to think that we're not going to have any more positive tests,'' Manfred said. ''We're going to be fluid. We think it's manageable and we're going to continue to try to manage it.''

    Miami, which last played July 26 at Philadelphia, was set to resume its schedule Tuesday at Baltimore. The Phillies are due back Monday at Yankee Stadium.

    ''Once you have somebody who starts producing the virus, what seemed like harmless protocol code violations become serious issues,'' Manfred said.

    Toronto missed its weekend series against the Phillies. Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker was against a bubble-environment such as the NBA and MLS are using and understood Manfred's urging of stricter adherence.

    ''I don't take Rob's comments as a personal attack at all because I know we are doing better and some teams might not be, so hopefully they do better,'' Shoemaker said. ''If guys are going out to clubs or bars that is irresponsible to say the least, if that's what happened. We have guys not doing that which is great from a steam standpoint. We want to play baseball.''

    A Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee was postponed for the second straight day. After two St. Louis players tested positive, the entire team was given rapids tests Friday and saliva samples were sent to an MLB laboratory that indicated a third player and multiple staff members may be positive. Results of PCR saliva tests were not expected to be available until later Saturday.

    MLB-mandated monitors have been accompanying teams on the road since Wednesday in an effort to cause stricter adherence to the protocols.

    ''I think it's a top-down thing,'' Yankees pitcher James Paxton said. ''I think that if your leadership is showing how important it is and you've got the front office like we have here taking it very seriously, I think that then that'll trickle down to the players taking it seriously.''

    Given all the schedule changes, MLB is considering whether active rosters should remain at 30 rather than decrease to 28 on Thursday, as scheduled. No decision has been made.

    ''This is kind of a day-to-day thing right now,'' Manfred said. ''You've just got to get up in the morning and figure out a way to keep going through another day to stay safe for people.''

    There's a chance not all teams will be able to get in 60 regular-season games.

    ''We've got to be flexible on that,'' Manfred said. ''Look, this is one of the reasons that we revisited the issue off the expanded playoffs. If it turns out that some guys play 60, some guys play 58, they have this new thing called winning percentage. We can sort that out.''

    In another rule change that started this weekend, all doubleheaders for the rest of the season will have a pair of seven-inning games rather than nine-inning contests. The first twinbill under the 2020 change will be between Cincinnati and Detroit at Comerica Park on Sunday following a rainout on Saturday.

    ''Doubleheaders were problematic from a health perspective from the very beginning of our planning. That's why we were reluctant to get into scheduling a bunch of doubleheaders just to play more games,'' Manfred said.

    ''It's just too long together and extended periods inside a clubhouse. As we've had to move to rescheduling and been forced into some doubleheaders, I think the reality just became that we should do everything we can to shorten those days up from a health perspective,'' he said.

    MLB said no Phillies players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week and while three staff members have tested positive, it appeared two were attributable to false positives and the third, based on the timing of the positive test, may not have contracted COVID-19 from the Marlins. The Phillies were permitted to access Citizens Bank Park for staggered workouts beginning Saturday.

    ''There's risk in everything we do,'' Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. ''I know that we've done a -- knock on wood -- a really good job of controlling our atmosphere here. And I think it's important that everyone does that. You can't slip up, you can't make a bad decision because it can really cost your organization the game of baseball and everything.''

    MLB rescheduled the postponed Phillies-Yankees games of this week for next week, in New York on Monday and Tuesday and in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday. New York's game at Tampa Bay on Thursday was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Aug. 8.

    ''What the virus has taught us is this is a day-by-day, week-by-week situation that we live in,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

    Miami will play a four-game series in Baltimore from Tuesday through Thursday, with one game a doubleheader. The Marlins will be the home team for two games.

    MLB said it will reschedule the missed Yankees-Orioles game and Marlins-Phillies series.

    St. Louis has not been to Miller Park since arriving in Milwaukee, and the Brewers have not reported any positive tests among their players since the season began. Cain, a two-time All-Star, joined Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price and San Francisco catcher Buster Posey as the most high-profile players to opt out.

    ''With all of the uncertainty and unknowns surrounding our game at this time, I feel that this is the best decision for me, my wife, and our three kids,'' Cain said in a statement.



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    Glad to see Manfred stepping up to the plate. Easy to run and hide from a little virus that has almost no death rate for healthy people.
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    Makes you wonder why Manfred came out his his abrupt threats to shut down?....
    and then practically shout "PLAY ON!" as the Cardinals came down with positive
    COVID tests the very next day?

    Just like Fauci. Sometimes he just goes off script....
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