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https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/03/start-of-triple-a-season-delayed.html

It's good that they're being safe with all the health concerns, but I am disappointed. Our AAA team will have a lot of interesting prospects that I was looking forward to tracking in April. It seems the alternate site will return at least for the beginning of the season.

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6 hours ago, Sports Guy said:

Yea this sucks.  

At least they're "planning" on a full season into September. Plans change tho...

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Just completely and utterly sucks...

Ridiculous that they've had all off season to get this straight. There is no reason at ALL to not start the season on time with limited fans in the stands if need be.

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1 minute ago, Tony-OH said:

Just completely and utterly sucks...

Ridiculous that they've had all off season to get this straight. There is no reason at ALL to not start the season on time with limited fans in the stands if need be.

Yep..it’s just flat out dumb.  Of course, that pretty much describes the last years worth of decisions as well, so why should this be any different?

I do wonder how this impacts bringing players up?  Maybe they get enough work in during the month of April to where this doesn’t make a difference but I suspect it will hurt some.

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Hell, just have complex Leagues then in Florida and Arizona if travel is going to be an issue early on. 

It shouldn't be a problem now, but this zero risk culture we are being forced to live in now makes every league scared to do anything. 

But, considering how late they made the decisions on the new leagues it's not overly surprising that MLB is slow to make decisions on the minor leagues. 

We live in a goofy world right now. 

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Why would there be any restrictions on allowing people who have had the vaccine into the games starting now?

They waited forever to release the schedules, then decide to delay after releasing them. Makes no sense.

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5 minutes ago, orioles22 said:

Why would there be any restrictions on allowing people who have had the vaccine into the games starting now?

They waited forever to release the schedules, then decide to delay after releasing them. Makes no sense.

From what I have heard you can still spread the disease even if you have been vaccinated.

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2 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

From what I have heard you can still spread the disease even if you have been vaccinated.

We'll never get back to normal then. I thought that was the point of the vaccines  - moving ahead in life.

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2 hours ago, orioles22 said:

We'll never get back to normal then. I thought that was the point of the vaccines  - moving ahead in life.

When business stop being afraid of being sued, then normalcy will return.  In that case, never.

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On 3/4/2021 at 10:53 AM, Can_of_corn said:

From what I have heard you can still spread the disease even if you have been vaccinated.

More accurately, they haven’t determined whether you can spread it or not (and if so, to what extent).   So they’re playing it safe until they can make that determination.   Also, the calculation changes as more people get vaccinated and the cases/hospitalizations/deaths go down.   Even if a vaccinated person can spread the disease, the chances of that happening are less if the number of newly infected people is down.   

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