MLB is talking about opening up the Season in May with all 30 teams playing in one location. Chase Field Arizona where the Diamonbacks play. Of course no physical spectators. They are finalizing details in their talks
I really-really dislike sports, A LOT, and I'd still be all for this but for two reasons.When the pitcher needs some grip, he'd better not lick his fingers. He has a personal rosin bag for that. The hitter who needs some tack has his own pine tar rag, too. When a hitter whacks a single to left field and gets on first base, he should skip the small talk. Socializing and fraternizing are forbidden before, during and after the game. Same with fighting. So don't be too nice to opponents, but don't be too mean, either.
Oh, and that ball that went into left. Get rid of it. If it's in play and touched by multiple players, it's no longer good. Because cleanliness is paramount. If you're playing, you're supposed to wash your hands or sanitize them every half-inning. Bullpen phone gets used? Disinfect it. Dugout phone rings? Disinfect it.
I could not just “like” your post, I have to tell you its EXCELLENT.I really-really dislike sports, A LOT, and I'd still be all for this but for two reasons.
1 -The folks that actually need the work and income are pretty much everyone except the players. The sports economy is yoooge, and without the peripheral jobs it is dead.
2 - What follows...
This reads so much like the fruitloop-haired, millennial handbook for unhealthy kid-rearing; Don't let your kids eat nuts, most definitely not peanuts. No sugar, no chocolate, no wheat, no gluten, no salt, no red meat, nothing with flavor. No playing in the yard, there's too much sunlight, there are too many insects, too much dirt, all kinds of pollen, furry critters and the filthy deplorable neighbor kids might infect them with something. No hard ball playing, wear a helmet, knee pads and leather gloves to go out and look at butterflies, 1000 spf sunscreen, a bottle of deet per hour, no bare skin, and NO bare feet, cuz' are you joking? Hookworms, dog doo, cat doo, grass, clover dirt, mud sand, too much to even list...ever heard of any of it?
I stated this before and will do so again, this covid issue is something that has to be survived and cannot truly be avoided if what we've been told is even half true.
And just to be clear, we got the word that we may be going back to work soon with a mile long list of cleanliness and safety procedures that's very similar to the above but nowhere near as restrictive and panic-laden. We will follow ALL of the requirements to be a good witness first and a cooperative citizen/employee second. Still and all, what they're proposing is nothing like baseball...I don't know what to call it but baseball seems a far cry away.
But I do hope the fans are pleased no matter what my silly opinions are.
Hey RJ, just take a page out of the big league playbook. If your teams are lousy just trade for something better. I hear Andy has some seriously deep pockets, and doesn't have a clue when it comes to what makes a good fantasy team. Give it a shot, what have you got to lose? Other than a couple of lousy fantasy teams.Since the two sides are arguing about money, I predict no baseball this year! Although I like the sport, I'd rather have the Angels win the entire season rather that have the "Corona Crown". Besides, both my fantasy teams are lousy.
I have never played any of the fantasy leagues, no clue how they work. I prefer the real deal.Hey RJ, just take a page out of the big league playbook. If your teams are lousy just trade for something better. I hear Andy has some seriously deep pockets, and doesn't have a clue when it comes to what makes a good fantasy team. Give it a shot, what have you got to lose? Other than a couple of lousy fantasy teams.