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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Shutting down an Alternate Site is like turning off the water to your house. But they must suspect that there is a positive (or more) on the main team too. Aren’t they testing every other day or so?

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    Yes, through the MLB process, all teams are tested every other day. They can also do rapid tests locally as needed.

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    Next up, Giants…

    #139731
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    The positive case is a Giants player. it took the Cardinals mess for MLB to take the first positive result seriously, but that was the last multi-player breakout.

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    Per MLB:

    Among Major League players, there have now been no new positives for 26 consecutive days and in 34 of the last 35 days. (Two staffers did test positive last week.)

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    For those interested in the business side of baseball, this article provides a very interesting look into sports teams’ event cancellation and business interruption insurance. It seems a communicable disease outbreak is not covered under standard insurance policies, though some sports paid extra for that coverage. There are lawsuits flying to decide who has to eat the losses in baseball in 2020.

    https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2020/cancellations-set-the-stage-for-sports-vs-insurance-industry-showdown-1234608451/

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    COVID claims more events.

    #146631
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    It is a strategy to avoid having to postpone games but create the impression they care about safety.

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    Tired of all the election noise? Bored by the lack of any baseball news? Looking for something to challenge your mind? Well, I started this thread on March 5, 2020, a bit over 8 months ago, and today I was scanning over TCN looking for something I might have missed and decided to read through this thread again. You know there are a lot of meaningful posts over these 48 pages and more than 1100 posts. Some are truly insightful and others are downright silly but you can see in most all of them a bit of fear that this virus is nothing to overlook. Even young folk who are supposed to be the least likely to die from it still have a fear shown in some of their posts. Let’s keep that attitude and beat this bug right back into the ground. God Bless America. In this case some might say God Bless the World.

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    Straight up, MM and the sooner the better with C-19. It has scarred the planet earth for too long…. there’s got to be an end to this thing…. someday. Heaven help us.

    #146969
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    For those interested in the Baseball and Cardinals related COVID timeline, I maintained the following. It can be found under “STORIES OF THE YEAR” in the left menu bar.

    St. Louis Cardinals COVID-19 Time Line

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    This could potentially be good news for the 2021 baseball season, among other things obviously. While final approval and distribution of the vaccine will still take some time there seems to be a legit possibility that fans could be allowed back at some point during the season, which means move revenue.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Let’s hope the initial promise of the vaccine is fulfilled for our population. Wherever baseball fits in the priority scheme, I hope it is below saving lives.

    I don’t know what is in this amount, but Ken Rosenthal reports that MLB spent $35 million in COVID testing last season.

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    More good news as it appears a second vaccine could be on the way…

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    It will be interesting to watch if/when MLB teams adjust their plans based on this positive news (as well as any continued escalation of cases before any vaccine can be widely distributed). In the Goold article linked to on the Payroll thread, Bill DeWitt Jr. said they haven’t even opened up season ticket sales yet because they don’t know what to sell.

    In the context of free agency and spending, I get why teams want to wait and why they have to be cautious, but it seems almost certain that decisions are going to have to be made before all the facts about the 2021 season are on the table. Heck, even if plans are set, as we have seen in the past, they may have to be changed on the fly.

    These could be some big gambles that many teams may not want to take because of the ongoing COVID uncertainty.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    While the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has said the vaccine could begin to be administered to high-priority patients like health care workers and the elderly in December, it will likely be at least April until it is available to most Americans. – CNN

    Opening Day is April 1 in Cincinnati, with the home opener scheduled a week after.

    #147569
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    That is the timeline I have been reading about as well. It just seems logical to me that MLB should consider partial attendance the first two or three months of the season and then hopefully full attendance the second half of the season. That won’t be full revenue for 2021 but it would be much better than 2020.

    If teams are only allowed to have 10k-15k fans per game the first half of the season teams like the Rays and Marlins would never notice the difference.

    #148439
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    This series of tweets from a 23-year old athlete speaks for itself.

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    It’s quite a shock to people who are, say, 50 and under. As someone in that category, I have never lived in a United States where there was a widespread disease that could have long term, debilitating side effects like COVID-19 is appearing to potentially have. For those over that age, it may be old hat, or at least they or perhaps their older siblings recall when polio was still a possibility, or measles or mumps could kill or leave one with lifelong side effects. In retrospect, it is arrogant to believe that medical science or politics could shield us from something that literally every generation in human history has faced. They are not the deity we seek, after all.

    That said, this is most certainly a serious threat. Lyme disease is perhaps another insidious threat to long term health that I believe will become more apparent as time goes on. Proper precautions should be taken whenever possible in the presence of such pathogens. It certainly makes one pause when you think about the risks involved with public gathering, including necessary trips to buy needed items.

    As it pertains to baseball, it will probably be something that will lead to increased diagnostic work for players who have been exposed, which is a good thing. My favorite college football team lost one of their best players to a heart defect that was found during testing that occurred due to COVID protocols. While I’m sad that his career is now over (he was a very likely NFL pick, and potentially a 1st-2nd rounder), it’s wonderful that he avoided the tragedy of an untimely death thanks to the screening done. While it’s wonderful to watch these guys play at the highest levels, it’s inarguably more important that they have opportunity to be husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles and do whatever else they wish to accomplish the rest of their lives after they leave the game.

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    #148638
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    Hard to believe but true.

    The Cardinals have not finished in last place for 102 years

    Every National League team has finished last at least once since 1990. The Cardinals haven’t done it since 1918.

    (VEB) By Ben Godar Dec 2, 2020, 11:01am EST

    Most recent season having the worst record in the National League:

    PIT (2020)
    MIA (2019)
    SFG (2017)
    CIN (2016)
    SDP (2016 also)
    PHI (2015)
    ARI (2014)
    HOU (2012)
    WSN (2009)
    CHC (2006)
    COL (2005)
    MIL (2002)
    NYM (1993)
    LAD (1992)
    ATL (1990)
    STL (1918)

    The year 1918 jumps off the page. That year – like 2020 – is very much an asterisk year for Major League Baseball.

    March saw the first wave of the “Spanish Flu” hit the US, but unlike our current pandemic, that virus largely subsided in the summertime and so the baseball season began on schedule. Even so, several players were struck with the virus during the season, including Babe Ruth, who fell gravely ill for about a week.

    It was actually the other big thing going on in 1918 that shortened the season – World War I. The Selective Service issued a ruling commonly called “work or fight,” which ordered all able bodied men to either enlist or work in “essential” industries by July 1. Baseball was not ruled essential, but after much haggling between the leagues and government officials, ballplayers were given an extension, though the season was still ordered to end early on Sept. 1.

    #148738
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    I looked for professional athletes in this line, but did not see them… but it drove home the point for me that the fans I think would be most likely to attend MLB games in 2021 are probably with me near the end of a very long line.

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