Saw that the Steelers have petitioned the League to add three rounds to the end of the draft this year to compensate for not being able to have in person meetings, missed pro days, etc.
Do you guys like this idea?
Has anyone watched late night shows without audiences?? It has largely failed. Comedians, entertainers, pro athletes etc need a live audience for it to be enjoyable. The games will be nothing more than a scrimmage, get 'er done, adios. Players get paid, teams will get T revenue. Baseball (and other team sports) are not exactly good role models for hygiene. Spitting, throwing drinks, gum, etc around, and some poor dugout guy cleans up their shit. Social distancing?? These guys away from family are not going to sit in a hotel room and watch TV. A dozen or so games in AZ each day, night..... I think temps are commonly in the upper 90's +. As Enjoy Terror said, what if a team member tests positive? Do you really think he is likely to be the only positive on the team? And for those that pity the overstretched finances of players, think about all the small businesses that are NOT likely to come back. Baseball will come back, the players and teams will once again make huge sums of $$$. This MLB plan, driven by owner billionaires will be an embarrassment to the game IMO.
On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2 in front of 38,180 fans at Cleveland Stadium on Opening Day.
Dave McNally stuck out 13 in a complete game effort. He scattered four hits while walking just three.
Frank Robinson went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and hit his first homerun of the year in the 9th inning.
Davey Johnson went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI to help pace the Baltimore offense.
I just came up with the greatest idea ever: Have Tom Davis roam around the empty stadium, giving the out-of-town scores and pretending to steal the non-existent people's food like it's a bizarro version of HTS in 1989.