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  1. The Orioles are finding their level. The worst outcome was for them to play out of their minds in a 60-game season and everyone think this is a finished product. It's not.
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    Nelson Cruz is 40...

    I like fan banter too, but come on, that was an awful call by the Orioles. You may say that hindsight is 20/20, but it was awful and you know it. It was the first of a series of bad calls following their peak in 2014. It was downhill from there.
  3. Uli2001

    Nelson Cruz is 40...

    At the end of the day, the message is "we don't believe you have more than three productive years in you." They let him walk. Cruz is too classy to go the media complain.
  4. I didn't say we were not testing more than in April, we are (which is a good thing). What I said is that the increase in recorded cases and deaths is not due to more testing. The positivity rate of the tests has increased in July with respect to June. Also, I have not seen anywhere that people are going to the hospital more now than in April. I think hospitalizations is a good indicator of severe cases.
  5. Comparing this to the flu discredits your entire argument. This is a hackneyed talking point.
  6. It's not due to testing, just like it's not like the flu either. These are talking points. Take a look at the hospitalizations per month, we have exceeded in July the peak of April. These are people hospitalized with Covid, it's not due to "testing volume": https://twitter.com/COVID19Tracking/status/1289327679666188288?s=20
  7. I honestly hope your luck doesn't run out.
  8. Please tell us you forgot to click on the sarcasm emoji.
  9. Uli2001

    Nelson Cruz is 40...

    Not what is solely driving him, but it's part. The man deserved an extension.
  10. Uli2001

    Nelson Cruz is 40...

    Worst move of the last decade for the O's was to let this man walk. And then sign Davis (now I am unsure, maybe Cruz was the second worst move). They put a chip on Nelson's shoulder for sure. I am sure this has served as motivation for him.
  11. I think the batter and catcher and spend a lot of time together and so do the catcher and the umpire. I know it's open air but this virus is really contagious. I wouldn't want to be this close to someone who might have Covid-19.
  12. I hope you are not right, because we are _far_ from achieving herd immunity. I understand that 60% of the population would need to get it. And this is assuming that you really can't get it twice, which it's not clear yet.
  13. Your logic is not sound. This is just an example that fit and young baseball players can be hurt seriously by the disease. It doesn't matter where he got it. The point is that other baseball players can go through something similar if there is a season.
  14. The jury is still out on whether the NBA system will work. We will have to wait and see.
  15. I see your point, but the vast majority of players are indeed safer without than with playing. I expect that the vast majority of players quarantine and take precautions.
  16. With this virus, you really have to look at ICU hospitalizations. Regardless of whether these patients die or survive, their lives and the lives of their families will be forever altered. I personally know a case of someone who survived after a long time in the ICU, and he is not expected to ever be completely well again, sadly.
  17. All I would like to know is, did they seriously think that this was not going to happen? There are only two ways you think you can have sports this year: 1) you are naive, 2) you are not naive, but you don't care that infection is going to spread. The problem with 2) is that at some point either players, or people around the players, are going to get seriously ill or even pass away, and then you have a PR disaster in your hands in addition to huge lawsuits.
  18. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29144297/mlb-return-play-proposal-expected-week-sources-say The sooner MLB accepts that there won't be a season this year, the better. People are not going to go to the park, the integrity of the game will be compromised, and they will have to shut it down again anyway, as soon an outbreak occurs among the players. Their efforts to hold on to their revenue stream are beginning to look pathetic.
  19. I didn't see a thread, so here it goes. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29004498/mlb-union-focused-plan-allow-season-start-early-arizona I hope this proposal to play in empty stadiums in Arizona is not serious, because it's laughable. It shows how out of touch league executives are.
  20. A cheap shot. The Orioles have been bad for two seasons. It's not like they have been bad for two decades.
  21. Quito is high on the Andes, a very different climate than Guayaquil, which is on the littoral. I have been to Quito, an amazing place. There are semi-dormant volcanos all the way around the town.
  22. Imagine being 27 and receiving a cancer diagnosis. At any age, really. This reminds me of the Eric Davis situation. Hopefully, he will make the same kind of recovery.
  23. Look, if cheating is "normal" in baseball, has been done forever, and everybody does it, then it doesn't deserved to be called "America's pastime." It's most decidedly anti-American. But I disagree with the premise. I don't think it's normal and I don't think everybody does it. That's whay the cheaters need to be caught and eliminated from the game. If they are not serious about this, watch the game sink even further in popularity.
  24. The point was not that the cheating helped Altuve on that HR, but that Chapman and the Yankees knew or suspected that they were cheating.
  25. Someone pointed out that Chapman's face shows he knew.
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