See this article from Bleacher Nation. The field used by Guthrie, OK high school may be my new favorite baseball field. Dimensions something like 280-300-600-300-280, with a full football field in center. Reminds me a bit of old Exhibition Stadium in Toronto where there was most of a CFL field that stretched on for a long, long way behind CF and RC. I saw a game there in 1987, and Ben Oglivie hit a homer in that direction that may have rolled 500' on the AstroTurf. Might have been more fun if they just didn't put a fence there.
This also makes me recall a field I saw from a train in the Czech Republic 20 years ago. First, I was surprised to see a baseball field in the Czech Republic, but also that there was a gully or ravine about 30-40 feet behind first base. So the effective dimensions were something like 300-330-380-250-125.
I welcome any other entries you might have.
Hard to pay players if owners are getting zero revenue. And the owners have nonplayer expenses as well to deal with without revenue. The team’ cut from reruns of old World Series games on MLB.TV is probably getting pretty thin.
Mookie’s situation and the Dodgers losing the traded players is really no different than if he had gotten injured in 2020...life can be filled with unpredictable events.
And the Dodgers end up trading prospects for nothing. No one is winning here. Seems to me it's a pretty fair compromise, only real difference I would have suggested was to eliminate service clock manipulation but I want that done away with anyway.
I find this kind of odd. Take Mookie - in the event that there's no season, he would both a) not be paid and b) become a free agent in the upcoming offseason. So not only does he make no money, he ages one more year and potentially gets less in free agency than he might have if he had played this season.
That's two downsides for the player. Sure the team gets screwed on losing the players in the trade, but how is it that the MLBPA agreed to this? Unless I'm missing something.
A rebuilding team like the O's also loses a year of development AND control for its prospects. It's bad all around I guess.
I went to the store yesterday and it was a different, more serious vibe, then it was last week.
There was this one guy that did manage to touch his face at least 30 times that I noticed. Not sure if it was a physiological and psychological compulsion that was causing it but he needs to stay home and let his wife? shop by herself.
Yesterday I went to Tractor Supply to get chicken feed, and the the grocery store. About half the folks in Tractor Supply were wearing masks (me included). At the grocery store it was more like 5%. More were wearing gloves, which aren't as effective. Only one of five or six cashiers were wearing anything protective. On the way I saw a group of ~20 motorcyclists parked on the side of the road talking, standing within arms length of one another, wearing no obvious protection.
I work for the DoD and we now have more-or-less mandatory masks for those going on station to do limited operations. If you can't maintain six feet, but we're "strongly encouraged" in all cases, which in military speak means "you better do it, even if we can't technically order you to."