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  1. I hope he's working out at 3B on the back fields. Makes the team better if he can handle it defensively.
  2. First we have to see if there are any players at high risk due to underlying conditions who shouldn't play. That might narrow the field by one or two players.
  3. IMHO, if the owners and players don't come to terms on a short season this year, a lot of people will write off baseball for good.
  4. That assumes full social distancing. Religious institutions in Florida are exempt from the stay at home order.
  5. I'm imagining Pete Rose playing this game with friends and betting on everything.
  6. Digital Cobb stays a lot healthier than physical Cobb.
  7. That model was based on applying US data to the Chinese curve. But in China they implemented a full lockdown. We still have 12 states with no stay-at-home measures in place.
  8. As I am 66 and have several underlying conditions, I haven't been in a room with another person in nearly three weeks. I don't leave my condo except to go to the laundry room, the mail room and to take out the garbage. All my food is delivered by Amazon Fresh, which drops off at my door and emails me that the order has been delivered. So, I wouldn't call you callous, @weams, I'd say you're cautious. And rightfully so. Stay safe. Stay home. Slow the spread.
  9. The last time I played I was an emergency fill-in on my son's fall ball team in Harford County. Only 8 guys showed up and they dragged me out to right field, where I made the most embarrassing attempt at catching a fly ball in athletic history. I made up for it somewhat in my first at bat. There was a huge hole between first and second and I aimed a dribbler over there. Still don't understand how the first-baseman never got to it, but I ended up with a single. Somehow, I made it to second base, where I had to dive back to the bag to avoid being picked off. Wow, did that hurt. I shortened my lead so I wouldn't have to do that again and then scored on a solid single. I was 43-years old and hadn't played ball since my softball days in Central Park 20 years earlier (I was a very good 3B). I needed oxygen. My next at bat the first pitch was right at my head. I got out of the way and, after striking out, found someone to take my place. So ended my "career."
  10. 162 games. 81 double headers, all five inning games. Every ticket is a two for the price of one bargain. Easy peasy.
  11. Tito Landrum. Didn't do much, but the home run he hit against the White Sox in the '83 ALCS made him a hero for a day.
  12. Palmer's complete game shutout in game 2 of the '66 World Series was the greatest and most important pitching performance in Orioles history (IMHO). Aside from the fact that he became the youngest pitcher to throw a shutout in World Series history, he was facing the best pitcher in the game, Sandy Koufax, in his home park in his farewell game. The Orioles weren't supposed to have a chance against the Dodgers. This game showed they were legit. It set the stage for shutouts by Bunker in Game 3 and McNally in Game 4. Compared to these "intangibles," the game score doesn't mean hooey.
  13. There aren't nearly enough college baseball scholarships to take care of all the kids who will be pushed there by the decline in minor-league opportunities. Some talented high school baseball players may opt to play other sports in college.
  14. Just keep hitting them in the head with a 2x4 until they change their mind.
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