ALL of this post! Especially the bolded part. It would be better than nothing. It would be baseball for fans to watch and for players to play. It would be weird but these are unprecedentedly weird times.
I didn't think of that. I wondered to myself that Thorne, Bordick the rest of the crew aren't going to sequester themselves for the duration. And it sounds like they are not going to be able to come in, then leave, then come back in. Remote announcers works (even if they're not our announcers.)
Not a full mock draft, but a Ravens mock I just did:
1. Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
2. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, ASU
2. Kyle Duggar, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
3. Damien Lewis, G, LSU
3. Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
4. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
4. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
I would be very pleased if we could pull this off. Lock in a stud MLB and another home run threat at receiver with Aiyuk. Duggar gives us some depth at safety who can also slide up and play weakside LB on day 1. From there, shore up the interior OL, get someone who can chase down the QB, a reliable possession WR, and some TE depth (the only one I don't feel good about). Everyone has the ability to contribute, in varying degrees, starting day 1.
I still watch Daily Show religiously, and you are right, it is weird, but to me it is also better than nothing. That is my approach on pro sports. It will be weird if they start, just like it was weird to watch the O's/White Sox game during the riots. I don't recall hearing any cussing, but its been awhile.
Sponsors/teams/television stations with contracts are losing money. They want to clog that gap. Players who are pending free agents don't want to miss a season or be ppd one season away from free agency. I think everyone is getting a bit cabin fever and for players sitting in hotels playing their game, probably 6-7 hour days would be better than being stuck at home.
Am I sure its the right or smart idea? No. Is it possible we start up and shut down again in a month? Yes. Will I watch games if they start? Absolutely.