August 30, 2020 at 11:34 am #137611August 30, 2020 at 11:43 am #137616Minuteman3ParticipantFree
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?August 30, 2020 at 12:42 pm #137640
Yes, through the MLB process, all teams are tested every other day. They can also do rapid tests locally as needed.September 11, 2020 at 8:36 pm #139729
Next up, Giants…
Giants confirm: “Tonight’s game was postponed due to a positive COVID test within the Giants organization. MLB will announce additional information regarding the status of our series with San Diego as soon as possible.”
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) September 12, 2020September 11, 2020 at 8:40 pm #139731
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.
A Giants player has tested positive.
No contact tracing has been done, and MLB decided game should be postponed as a precaution.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) September 12, 2020September 12, 2020 at 2:57 pm #139794September 18, 2020 at 9:19 am #140630
MLB announces COVID testing results for the week — two new positives, both at one club’s alternate training site. No new positives for Major League players in 19 days and 27 of the last 28.
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) September 18, 2020September 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm #141834
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.)October 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm #144707
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.October 30, 2020 at 2:36 pm #146337
COVID claims more events.November 2, 2020 at 10:57 am #146631November 8, 2020 at 8:15 am #146957Minuteman3ParticipantFree
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.November 8, 2020 at 8:40 am #14695814NyquisTParticipant
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.November 8, 2020 at 3:17 pm #146969
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.November 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm #147038
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.
Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective in first analysis, Pfizer says. https://t.co/bKwW2ynkkM
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 9, 2020November 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm #147050
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.November 16, 2020 at 11:37 am #147514November 16, 2020 at 11:52 am #147516
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.November 17, 2020 at 9:31 am #147560
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.November 17, 2020 at 10:43 am #147569
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.November 29, 2020 at 9:41 pm #148439
This series of tweets from a 23-year old athlete speaks for itself.
Earlier today, I was diagnosed as having suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), or what's commonly known as a mini-stroke. I'm 23 years old and I just had a stroke due to Covid-19 complications.
Not taking this pandemic seriously? Keep reading.
— Riley Behrens (@RileyBehrens) November 30, 2020November 30, 2020 at 6:26 am #148443stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
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.December 1, 2020 at 7:22 am #148526
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that it is "unlikely" any #NBA team will be able to host full-capacity crowds during the 2020-21 season, adding that even July, when the postseason is scheduled to conclude, would be "cutting it close," per @HenryBushnell.https://t.co/ljgiDlJ2l9 pic.twitter.com/MDYePXdNAm
— Sports Business Journal (@sbjsbd) December 1, 2020December 2, 2020 at 2:18 pm #14863814NyquisTParticipant
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:
SDP (2016 also)
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.December 3, 2020 at 12:53 pm #148738
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.
Wondering when you might get the vaccine? With this interactive tool, you can find out how many millions of people are probably in line ahead of you:https://t.co/wxL8Xtyhgb
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) December 3, 2020
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