I think the owners are not going to commit to playing games until they know fans can attend. You have to figure that the teams in New York and California have the best attendance and that is where the local governments are going to be the slowest to allow fans to attend. I also think sports teams and concert venues may allow fans that have shown they have been vaccinated. We may all need to get a vaccinated tag just like my Golden Retriever. LOL. No the government can't mandate we become vaccinated but private business can. I wouldn't have a problem with it. I have spoken to several people who say they will never take a vaccine especially the first one and that is everyone's choice. If it gets me back the game and concert arena I am fine with it.
Roch has mentioned in a couple articles that he keeps hearing a delay in the season etc. He is hearing it from someone in the know I am sure.
Just caught up on the DVR and we're gonna have the mother of all anecdotes for TTOP contrarians.
It was something to behold - Snell the game of his life. I paused to listen to the Cash dugout interview Top 4, and he was just like, "Yeah, he's going great, and now the offense needs to support him". 1000% - that is code for my decision matrix insists relief aces get Mookie at batter 19 if the game is close. Reinforced after the move happened as Buck/Smoltz reported Cash was not bashful in pregame production meeting saying this is what would happen in this scenario.
Watching Snell fluster at the move very human - he had to know it was coming, even if he got Barnes out on #18, he was only earning gray area with Mookie as the tying run. It doesn't help the process Anderson looks used up like mid-June Brach in a bad Buck year.
This completely plays into my Rays psychobabble that for all the 2% edges - is Snell really going to live and die with this team?
The preponderance of the evidence says the science of the decision indubitably correct, but boy, I may have to go looking for some Buck post game.
(In 2021, if we care about maximizing Wins at the major league level, it won't be correct much for any Orioles SP to get 19 on unless the score is lopsided, but I'm sure growing arms will get some leash).
Had the Rays won this series with this decision portfolio, it woulda been interesting to see how much copycat utilization happened right away next year.