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About jarman86

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  1. I'm with Frobby. The Orioles may have a better chance of winning the world Series than I do of winning the mega million jackpot, but not by much. I would love to see them in the playoffs, even if it is due to expanded playoffs and 60 game season, but I think we need to do what is best for the team in the long run.
  2. I guess they only showed it in the Phillies game, but I watched the 10 inning game on MLB network (day after as it got too late for me) and McCutchen was finding "kids" in the cutout sections and throwing them foul balls. Also the Fanatic was in a section failing miserably to energize the fans. Wasn't a fan before the Phillies series of the cutouts, but now knowing they go to charity and just seeing what some of the teams are doing (I think a few South Park characters were in Colorado the other day on ESPN when I was working out), its funny.
  3. Yeah, I don't know, I just know next friday, as of yesterday, my phone showed only Red Sox broadcasts.
  4. TF with that Stray game?!?! I wouldn't buy it lol.
  5. So I'm curious to see. It sounds to me as if MASN is only broadcasting home games (all MLB teams are only doing home games). So either next week, MASN will show the Red Sox broadcast or Orioles fans won't be able to see it(MLB.TV is only showing NESN broadcast for how to view it? I'm not real clear on it. As for not showing the exhibition games, I mean, it sucks, but I'm not going to argue it. More games = more risk. Interesting that the Nationals hired their own video crew to stream it. Wonder how pissed Angelos and co. are about that. Personally, I still don't see why MASN can't hav
  6. On the subject of extra innings, KBO plays only 12 innings. If after 12, it is a tie. Curious to see what folks think of that? I'd prefer 12 innings and a tie of real baseball over the man on 2nd rule et alia.
  7. jarman86

    KBO thread

    Anyone else watching the games on ESPN? I've watched a few. No Major Leagues for sure, but just watching and having Ravech and Perez commentate, plus the additional guests has been fun and I've enjoyed seeing some of the former O's. Also watched the extra inning game today, thought it interesting that KBO games can end in ties, where they only play 12 innings.
  8. Television stations are thirsting for content to play. Why else is NASCAR, UFC, and boxing starting up? NBA and NHL still mulling continuing the 2019-20 season? Live sports are a gold mine for television because people watch it...live and will sit through commercials. Advertising revenue goes up and television money goes up. If there was no money to be made on both sides, we wouldn't even have this thread as MLB would have stopped paying their players in March and the season would already be canceled.
  9. Soon will be. Reporting it first. Seriously though, best case, as I stated Florida and AZ fall ball played in complexes, but no way they are sending kids across 40 some states, with testing and personnel involved. Then with MLB proposal for 82 games with no fans and different states having different rules right now, the cost aspect is not worth it. Minor League teams would need to be subsidized by MLB even more to operate at no profit, something I highly doubt MLB is willing to do already losing money from this virus.
  10. I understand Clark's position. Salary caps are not good for players. I think the only one even remotely close to good for players is the NBAs, but the amount of math tied into that thing is so confusing, you need a degree in mathematics to understand. I think a season will be played and players will cave. MLB is not required to pay the players, but have to keep the CBA together. If they stop, I believe it would be similar situation NBA is in that it would nullify the CBA, and then you have a whole new issue. And you have not prepared players to save, so I would assume the minimum guys ma
  11. This isn't official but with the new proposal of the 2020 MLB season having no fans, I see no way that there is any question of not having a minor league season. I'm curious if they will do anything with the organization this year, such as a quarantine camp or a fall ball type league in Florida and Az or if guys will lose year of development. Also if they will pay players for lost season, and how many guys retire.
  12. They are losing Auburn and Hagerstown, but Auburn won't be replaced. My assumption is Washington would get a team in Midwest league or already existing SALLY team. Was Lakewood on the chopping block? I would assume so, therefore Delmarva would be furthest north team which is in line with the limiting travel.
  13. Its a contract really more than subsidize. I give you players, you give them a place to play. That has more or less been the practice for more than a century and has kept MLB the monopoly it is. Now that Spring Training Complexes are as outfitted and equipped as they are and we have more data, there isn't that need as Elias is pushing to have minor league teams. I don't think baseball will ever move to this model, unless we all as humans become couch potatoes and don't want to leave the house and will want entertainment in our city. The freak out has been, if minor league play
  14. Drungo, I still think you are getting things confused. Players are MLB team contracts, its not a form of subsidy. MLB would still pay Minor League players beans if they played on all four backfields at their complex. I mean, this is why players don't get paid in Minor League camp other than a small allotment for per diem. MLB just decided to send teams to these towns, which yes, not having to pay players helps Minor league teams keep prices low for tickets and has led to some teams still existing, i.e. Hagerstown. But really the contraction is because MLB wants to pay players magic
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