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When Will the 2020 MLB Season Begin? (Poll)

Start of the 2020 Season  

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  1. 1. When will the 2020 season begin?

    • Sometime in April
    • Sometime in May
    • Sometime in June
    • Sometime in July
    • No 2020 Season at All

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  • Poll closes on 5/1/2020 at 04:59

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2 minutes ago, Wish said:

These millionaires don't get paid unless we start the season right?  At some point these players are going to want to get back to work.  Government isn't going to help pay the mortgages to their expensive houses.

Starting the season in June without fans in the stands makes sense, assuming abundant testing and treatments are working.

Testing doesn’t help. There are no treatments. 

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I look forward to developing working treatments, that suppress contagion. And a Vaccine before we develop herd immunity anyway. 

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8 minutes ago, weams said:

Testing doesn’t help. There are no treatments. 

Well it would have helped in the beginning with contact tracing. Now it is everywhere so you are right it wouldn’t help much now.   But it would to know which people had truly mild cases and recovered.  

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The hyper-frequent testing is necessary for MLB so they can avoid avoid entire teams being placed in quarantine. These are world class athletes in the prime so their personal risk of complications from infection would be very low. But they have families too, and a responsibility to stop the spread. The more I think about this, the less I want to think about this. Weird times. 

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5 hours ago, UMDTerrapins said:

The hyper-frequent testing is necessary for MLB so they can avoid avoid entire teams being placed in quarantine. These are world class athletes in the prime so their personal risk of complications from infection would be very low. But they have families too, and a responsibility to stop the spread. The more I think about this, the less I want to think about this. Weird times. 

Have a drink.

 

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6 hours ago, weams said:

I look forward to developing working treatments, that suppress contagion. And a Vaccine before we develop herd immunity anyway. 

Herd immunity is already happening in Britain.

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9 hours ago, weams said:

Testing doesn’t help. There are no treatments. 

As far as testing goes, these new testing kits we have can tell you if you have it within 5-10 minutes, as opposed to waiting 5 days.  If they can mass produce them, players and personnel could take them routinely and risk of spreading would become quite small. 

Yeah it doesn't exist at scale yet.  But once it does...

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11 hours ago, weams said:

Testing doesn’t help. There are no treatments. 

Testing absolutely helps. Mass, frequent testing - even those who are asymptomatic - is the best way for our country to get back to a more normal way of life and for businesses to re-open.

With that said, the U.S. has had extremely inadequate testing - up until this point. As a result, our severe lack of testing has not helped contain or mitigate the virus YET. But that does NOT mean that we should give up on testing. Quite to the contrary, our government and our health care system need to be catching up in order to reach the levels of testing that South Korea and other Asian countries (that are more accustomed to responding to these viral outbreaks) have demonstrated. Once we get to the point of daily, drive-thru testing with widely available tests, we'll be closer to lifting state-mandated closures.

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2 minutes ago, Brooks The Great said:

Testing absolutely helps. Mass, frequent testing - even those who are asymptomatic - is the best way for our country to get back to a more normal way of life and for businesses to re-open.

With that said, the U.S. has had extremely inadequate testing - up until this point. As a result, our severe lack of testing has not helped contain or mitigate the virus YET. But that does NOT mean that we should give up on testing. Quite to the contrary, our government and our health care system need to be catching up in order to reach the levels of testing that South Korea and other Asian countries (that are more accustomed to responding to these viral outbreaks) have demonstrated. Once we get to the point of daily, drive-thru testing with widely available tests, we'll be closer to lifting state-mandated closures.

Everyone in Asia wears masks when they leave their homes. Here in the US next to no one is wearing masks. You need masks on everyone to stop the spread.

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6 hours ago, Brooks The Great said:

Testing absolutely helps. Mass, frequent testing - even those who are asymptomatic - is the best way for our country to get back to a more normal way of life and for businesses to re-open.

With that said, the U.S. has had extremely inadequate testing - up until this point. As a result, our severe lack of testing has not helped contain or mitigate the virus YET. But that does NOT mean that we should give up on testing. Quite to the contrary, our government and our health care system need to be catching up in order to reach the levels of testing that South Korea and other Asian countries (that are more accustomed to responding to these viral outbreaks) have demonstrated. Once we get to the point of daily, drive-thru testing with widely available tests, we'll be closer to lifting state-mandated closures.

Said much better thanks

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7 hours ago, atomic said:

Everyone in Asia wears masks when they leave their homes. Here in the US next to no one is wearing masks. You need masks on everyone to stop the spread.

Apparently in China there is still self quarantine for 14 days if you travel to a different province. Also, if you come into China from another country, you are put in a quarantine and food is delivered...can't leave place at all. There are still over 100 flights/day from NY Metro airports to Florida. You need more than masks...some common sense.

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1 hour ago, UpstateNYfan said:

Apparently in China there is still self quarantine for 14 days if you travel to a different province. Also, if you come into China from another country, you are put in a quarantine and food is delivered...can't leave place at all. There are still over 100 flights/day from NY Metro airports to Florida. You need more than masks...some common sense.

Considered how the news out of China is censored by the government. How do you know what to trust.

BTW, take a hard look at some of those pictures, those that are mask, are not covering their noses.

Masks are supposed to stop you from spreading the germs, but not much to keep you from getting germs.

 

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9 hours ago, Brooks The Great said:

Testing absolutely helps. Mass, frequent testing - even those who are asymptomatic - is the best way for our country to get back to a more normal way of life and for businesses to re-open.

With that said, the U.S. has had extremely inadequate testing - up until this point. As a result, our severe lack of testing has not helped contain or mitigate the virus YET. But that does NOT mean that we should give up on testing. Quite to the contrary, our government and our health care system need to be catching up in order to reach the levels of testing that South Korea and other Asian countries (that are more accustomed to responding to these viral outbreaks) have demonstrated. Once we get to the point of daily, drive-thru testing with widely available tests, we'll be closer to lifting state-mandated closures.

And what if someone does not want to be tested?  They gonna be forced?

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Rob Manfred "Nothing off the Table" for MLB's Possible Schedule Post-Coronavirus

Bleacher Report article:  https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2883115-rob-manfred-nothing-off-the-table-for-mlbs-possible-schedule-post-coronavirus?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_medium=referral

 

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Rob Manfred, asked on ESPN what he _hopes_ could happen from here: “My optimistic outlook is that at some point in May we’ll be gearing back up. We’ll have to make a determination depending on what the precise date is as to how much of a preparation period we need."

I'm less optimistic than Rob.

 

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That Manfred also suggested the league is looking into various options regarding the schedule is notable after ESPN's Jeff Passan appeared on Wednesday's episode of Get Up! and suggested there could be a neutral-site World Series if weather is an issue with the playoffs potentially starting in November.

The southern hemisphere is neutral.  Why not December or even January?  Actually this is not a terrible idea.

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