I thought Vada had fallen victim to Heorin or Coke habit? (Maybe because of the back)
I dont think Manny has had too many on the field problems, but not sure, how many more his career can take, without impacting the writers opinion of him and HOF worthlessness.
Maybe have to stagger the postseason schedule so that the World Series has off days on Saturdays then. In the grand scheme of things I don't think this is a major factor. We don't even know if all the college football games are going to be played anyway.
Whatever happens -- games in front of no fans or at neutral sites -- it is going to be very different and not what we are used to or what we would want in a perfect world.
I think if the union and owners can bridge the enormous financial gap between their proposals, the rest of the details won't be that big a deal. I have my doubts that they can.
Maybe the sports stations can show MLB playoff games in the afternoon and evening? Have start times at 1 and 4. Ya know...actually let kids watch the games for a change. Its not all about prime time, especially for the early early extra special series with the new 6 and 7 seeds?
There have been 24 players with 31 to 41 rWAR through age 26. 17 of them (71%) are in the Hall.
The ones not in the Hall are:
Vada Pinson (I think he had back problems, declined badly in late 20s/early 30s)
Cesar Cedeno (Fell apart in late 20s)
Sherry Magee (Could be in the Hall, but isn't)
John McGraw (Was done by 30, probably because of 19th century diseases like typhoid)
Jim Fregosi (Injured? Didn't play a full season after 29)
Joe Jackson (banned for throwing World Series)
Dick Allen (personality and other problems that kind of put Manny to shame)