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3 hours ago, atomic said:

I don't think you understand.  The government won't allow them to play.  School is way more important than baseball.  They could play in the Domincan Republic or Mexico.   But I doubt the players would want to go to third world countries.   

What are you talking about?  MLB isn't public school or private school.  It is its own business.  You are essentially comparing apples with hammers. 

As to the government not allowing them to play, there is a USG social distancing policy right now through April 30th.  It is not a law.  In some states it has been but not all.  NBA and NHL are looking to do the move to central locations and quarantine players while playing in closed environments.  If MLB wanted, they could send the teams to a state that is not on lockdown order and start playing today.  That is not going to happen because of several reasons, one being that that state will soon be on lockdown.  

I did not say they will start up now, but your saying schools are closed therefore baseball is shot is a stupid analogy was my point.  They could play today, but obviously won't happen.  I would be okay with them starting in quarantined sites to empty stadiums.  It is weird.  It was weird watching WWE, which I have resorted to to get some sports in my system.  And it was weird to watch UFC.  Will be again if UFC 249 occurs, but it's better that than watching the news or ESPN re-playing games and having "family movie nights."

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I'm beginning to wonder if they'll play a single game this season. I'm also starting to get a bit stir crazy. It's amazing how much smaller your home feels when you spend the majority of the time inside. I'm also a bit jealous of pet owners. This would be a great time to have a dog. Can I temporarily adopt one online and have it delivered? 😆

How is everyone else doing? Working from home? Making trips to the grocery store? Those trips are feeling more and more tenuous by the minute. I really feel for those employees. I'd really like to see ALL stores put a restriction on the number of customers they allow in the store at one time for the sake of the employees. People can't police themselves on their own or restrain from overspending / hoarding supplies. If they have to wait in line maybe they'll think twice about making three trips to the store in a week. 

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5 hours ago, osfan83 said:

It's turning out that ventilators are very little help. Latest numbers show 50-80% of the people put on ventilators don't survive. South Korea is the model on how to handle this. 

A 20-50% success rate is better than 0.     

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1 hour ago, orioles119 said:

Something we can actually agree on.  I believe this social distancing will fizzle out come May... people are going to get fed up with the practice.  Call me selfish, but I want sports back in some capacity.  I want to be able to go to the store and buy something without fear that it is not going to be there.  I want to go to the theater again.  I want to eat in a restaurant again.  I'm sure this is something everyone wants.  There will come a time when the public at large will tire of these measures.  It's callous, but you have to think about the economy too.  With so many people out of work through no fault of their own, it's going to be a struggle.

Unfortunately this is already happening in other parts of the world where people are getting tired of being inside and everything stopped.  As you said, it will be more difficult as time goes on.  Unfortunately because the United States, and the entire world is not quarantining at the same time, the quarantine, as seen in China with a revival of the virus after they lifted travel bans, will come back.  

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3 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

I'm beginning to wonder if they'll play a single game this season. I'm also starting to get a bit stir crazy. It's amazing how much smaller your home feels when you spend the majority of the time inside. I'm also a bit jealous of pet owners. This would be a great time to have a dog. Can I temporarily adopt one online and have it delivered? 😆

How is everyone else doing? Working from home? Making trips to the grocery store? Those trips are feeling more and more tenuous by the minute. I really feel for those employees. I'd really like to see ALL stores put a restriction on the number of customers they allow in the store at one time for the sake of the employees. People can't police themselves on their own or restrain from overspending / hoarding supplies. If they have to wait in line maybe they'll think twice about making three trips to the store in a week. 

You can foster a pet of a service member deployed but might be difficult now.

https://pactforanimals.org/military-foster-program/

 

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1 minute ago, jarman86 said:

Unfortunately this is already happening in other parts of the world where people are getting tired of being inside and everything stopped.  As you said, it will be more difficult as time goes on.  Unfortunately because the United States, and the entire world is not quarantining at the same time, the quarantine, as seen in China with a revival of the virus after they lifted travel bans, will come back.  

Also China lied . Can't go to zero cases in Wuhan that quick. A statistical improbability. 

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18 hours ago, scOtt said:

I was just going by that map from earlier that showed nothing. But thanks for the condescension.

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19 minutes ago, Going Underground said:

Also China lied . Can't go to zero cases in Wuhan that quick. A statistical improbability. 

They lied, but for them to go from saying lets start up basketball to saying oh standby we have an uptick again is still surprising to do.  Otherwise they would have continued with games.  In other news, Japan trying my theory didn't work. https://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/david-lennon/japanese-baseball-mlb-coronavirus-return-1.43570449 so, my empty stadium quarantine is off the table.  

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39 minutes ago, jarman86 said:

What are you talking about?  MLB isn't public school or private school.  It is its own business.  You are essentially comparing apples with hammers. 

As to the government not allowing them to play, there is a USG social distancing policy right now through April 30th.  It is not a law.  In some states it has been but not all.  NBA and NHL are looking to do the move to central locations and quarantine players while playing in closed environments.  If MLB wanted, they could send the teams to a state that is not on lockdown order and start playing today.  That is not going to happen because of several reasons, one being that that state will soon be on lockdown.  

I did not say they will start up now, but your saying schools are closed therefore baseball is shot is a stupid analogy was my point.  They could play today, but obviously won't happen.  I would be okay with them starting in quarantined sites to empty stadiums.  It is weird.  It was weird watching WWE, which I have resorted to to get some sports in my system.  And it was weird to watch UFC.  Will be again if UFC 249 occurs, but it's better that than watching the news or ESPN re-playing games and having "family movie nights."

Really are you even reading what I am saying.  SCHOOLS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SPECTATOR SPORTS.  Almost all governments will not allow baseball to happen.  They aren't' going to let a traveling virus show hit their town.   They can go play in Brazil like the UFC if they want to but it isn't going to happen here in the US.  The players will never go to a third world country. But you can live in your fantasy land if you want.  

And the sports would take a tremendous backlash by even attempting something like you suggest.

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30 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

I'm beginning to wonder if they'll play a single game this season. I'm also starting to get a bit stir crazy. It's amazing how much smaller your home feels when you spend the majority of the time inside. I'm also a bit jealous of pet owners. This would be a great time to have a dog. Can I temporarily adopt one online and have it delivered? 😆

How is everyone else doing? Working from home? Making trips to the grocery store? Those trips are feeling more and more tenuous by the minute. I really feel for those employees. I'd really like to see ALL stores put a restriction on the number of customers they allow in the store at one time for the sake of the employees. People can't police themselves on their own or restrain from overspending / hoarding supplies. If they have to wait in line maybe they'll think twice about making three trips to the store in a week. 

We got the order to start working from home on 3/16.  It is a huge cultural change for the organization I support.  Since 3/13 I’ve been to the grocery store twice, ordered from Amazon once, picked up Chipotle once, and ordered pizza once.  I’m used to eating lunch out everyday, so this has been a big change. Silver lining, I gave up soda cold turkey.  Wrapping up three weeks tomorrow.  I can notice some weight dropping, but don’t want to go out and replace the batteries in my scale!

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39 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

I'm beginning to wonder if they'll play a single game this season. I'm also starting to get a bit stir crazy. It's amazing how much smaller your home feels when you spend the majority of the time inside. I'm also a bit jealous of pet owners. This would be a great time to have a dog. Can I temporarily adopt one online and have it delivered? 😆

How is everyone else doing? Working from home? Making trips to the grocery store? Those trips are feeling more and more tenuous by the minute. I really feel for those employees. I'd really like to see ALL stores put a restriction on the number of customers they allow in the store at one time for the sake of the employees. People can't police themselves on their own or restrain from overspending / hoarding supplies. If they have to wait in line maybe they'll think twice about making three trips to the store in a week. 

I am working from home. Luckily my job is pretty essential.   But I have worked from home since last fall.   So nothing new on that part. Last left the house for other than a walk around the neighborhood or in the backyard was a week and a half ago to pick up distance learning material from daughters school.   Had groceries delivered a few days ago. Also subscribe to Blue Apron to get some meal kits.  Wife is being paid to stay home.  So that helps with daughter being out of school. 

Doing push-ups and jumping jacks at home along with walks to try and keep in shape.  Last weekend was pretty tough as it rained all weekend.  I did some hikes in the woods previously.  Hope to find some empty trails this weekend.  

Not sure why there seems to be a shortage of eggs. Luckily I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and surprisingly there doesn't seem to be any shortage of them.  

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5 hours ago, Going Underground said:

A century ago, Baltimore had baseball fever.

In 1920, the Orioles won 110 games — including the final 25 — to capture the International League pennant. The team’s success buoyed the spirits of a city struggling through the third and final year of the flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans.

 

Baseball, too, was hit by the flu. At least eight pro players succumbed, as did an umpire and several sportswriters. Even slugger Babe Ruth caught it once, or maybe twice. Not coincidentally, 1920 saw baseball ban the spitball pitch for all but a handful of veteran hurlers who’d always thrown it.

The disease cut a swath through Baltimore, killing 5,400 in 1918 alone, but somehow spared its Class AA ballclub.

 

Lamenting its losses to both the flu and the Great War, the city rallied around the Orioles, tooted their triumphs and rode their team’s rivals without mercy. Several times, after games, Baltimore police wielding blackjacks were called to escort opponents off the field. In August, a rhubarb during a game with Buffalo sparked a melee with fans who pelted the visitors with pop bottles and stones; four spectators were arrested. Another time, when an umpire ruled against the Orioles on a close play, hundreds swarmed onto the field and began to strike the arbiter with rolled-up newspapers. More than once, fearing for their safety, umpires refused to work games at Oriole Park (29th Street and Greenmount Avenue), leaving the combatants to mediate themselves using one player from each team.

 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/features/retro-baltimore/bs-fe-retro-1920-orioles-20200401-3auvbp6j5fczlgsare2pdrhuim-story.html

By the way, I started this thread to post a bunch of cool and interesting stuff about the minor league Orioles.

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18 minutes ago, atomic said:

I am working from home. Luckily my job is pretty essential.   But I have worked from home since last fall.   So nothing new on that part. Last left the house for other than a walk around the neighborhood or in the backyard was a week and a half ago to pick up distance learning material from daughters school.   Had groceries delivered a few days ago. Also subscribe to Blue Apron to get some meal kits.  Wife is being paid to stay home.  So that helps with daughter being out of school. 

Doing push-ups and jumping jacks at home along with walks to try and keep in shape.  Last weekend was pretty tough as it rained all weekend.  I did some hikes in the woods previously.  Hope to find some empty trails this weekend.  

Not sure why there seems to be a shortage of eggs. Luckily I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and surprisingly there doesn't seem to be any shortage of them.  

The two times I’ve been to the store the fresh produce has been well stocked.  Frozen vegetables have been wiped out. I think your seeing a trend of people purchasing more things they can stock to reduce the amount of trips needed.  Frozen vegetables, canned goods, soups, and pasta are hard to find.  My plan with produce is to buy berries, bananas, and oranges and eat them in that order more or less.  I guess eggs are hard to find because people are cooking at home more (dunno).  I can do without them.

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With each day that passes, I  find it less likely that we will see a 2020 MLB season.  Covid-19 cases are still on the rise nationwide.  There are so many unknowns with this right now.  I truly miss baseball but am willing to do without for the greater good of our nation and planet.

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