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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:59 pm    Post subject:

Torn UCL for Noah Syndergaard, who needs Tommy John surgery.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:14 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
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Barry Bonds gripes about being an outcast in baseball.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28871060/barry-bonds-says-feels-mlb-given-death-sentence

So what do you think?

Will Bonds (and Clemens) get to 75% before their eligibility expires? I think it's a 50/50 proposition, but I'll bet on Yes.

If they do not get to 75%, will the Era Committee induct them? I think it won't happen immediately, but it will eventually happen.


I don't see how you can let them in. They were caught cheating, their records are tarnished.


I think if there is one thing we have learned in the last couple of months it's that the League doesn't really care about cheating . . . now gambling, that's a HOF death sentence.


The more these kinds of odd standards that are brought to light make it harder and harder for me to watch baseball.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:28 am    Post subject:

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The case for Bonds and Clemens, and the steroids era in general, is more complicated than that. The fact that the vote for Bonds has gone from 36% to 60% reflects this. I'm curious whether there will be enough extra votes in the next couple elections to push him over the line.


The voting system is weird. It sucks that your chances of being voted in depends on who else is being voted on at the same time.

Jim Edmonds had 2.5% of the vote and fell off in his first year. I thought he deserved a longer look than that.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:16 am    Post subject:

Happy opening day
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:08 pm    Post subject:

Speaking of Jim Edmonds, tested positive for Coronavirus. Apparently has been admitted into the hospital too.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:22 pm    Post subject:

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Speaking of Jim Edmonds, tested positive for Coronavirus. Apparently has been admitted into the hospital too.


If I read it correctly, I think he was hospitalized with COVID-like symptoms and took a test, which they don't know the results of yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:37 pm    Post subject:

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Speaking of Jim Edmonds, tested positive for Coronavirus. Apparently has been admitted into the hospital too.


If I read it correctly, I think he was hospitalized with COVID-like symptoms and took a test, which they don't know the results of yet.


I see, looks like he has pneumonia but is still waiting for his results.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:37 pm    Post subject:

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Speaking of Jim Edmonds, tested positive for Coronavirus. Apparently has been admitted into the hospital too.


If I read it correctly, I think he was hospitalized with COVID-like symptoms and took a test, which they don't know the results of yet.


I see, looks like he has pneumonia but is still waiting for his results.


Yep. Of course, he could very well have it, but they don't yet know for sure.

Update: he did test positive, but thank goodness appears on the road to recovery.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:39 pm    Post subject:

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Torn UCL for Noah Syndergaard, who needs Tommy John surgery.


it is good that he got it performed quickly because I read that Dr. Andrews and others have announced suspensions to these procedures in the short term.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:46 am    Post subject:

Today would have been opening day at Busch stadium. Nothing like April baseball, every team’s fans believe that their team has a shot at the World Series.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:19 pm    Post subject:

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Today would have been opening day at Busch stadium. Nothing like April baseball, every team’s fans believe that their team has a shot at the World Series.


not sure about World Series, but we (Reds) were clearly expected to be much improved.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:58 pm    Post subject:

Major reporting here from Jeff Passan. We might see MLB play games in Phoenix and the surrounding area where spring training fields are all over, with no crowds, with teams and personnel basically sequestering in place in the area. This is the idea I like for the NBA, except in Las Vegas on the UNLV campus, with a few courts available. And in the NBA, of course they can almost go straight into the playoffs.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29004498/mlb-union-focused-plan-allow-season-start-early-arizona
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:45 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Major reporting here from Jeff Passan. We might see MLB play games in Phoenix and the surrounding area where spring training fields are all over, with no crowds, with teams and personnel basically sequestering in place in the area. This is the idea I like for the NBA, except in Las Vegas on the UNLV campus, with a few courts available. And in the NBA, of course they can almost go straight into the playoffs.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29004498/mlb-union-focused-plan-allow-season-start-early-arizona


Hope they can make it work provided it's all safe for everyone.

Not a fan of the idea, but if the alternative is no baseball, I'm all for it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:19 am    Post subject:

Rest in Peace Hank Steinbrenner

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/yankees/2020/04/14/hank-steinbrenner-new-york-yankees-co-owner-dies-63/2988751001/

Sad day for the Yankees organization
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Astros probably somehow involved in the CV-19. At least it took the spotlight off their blatant cheating for a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:17 am    Post subject:

Louisville Slugger forced to close factory, museum, and furlough staff

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Iconic bat maker Louisville Slugger has closed down its factory and furloughed the majority of its workforce because of coronavirus shutdowns.

"We're not doing any advertising. We've cut all our expenses we can. We're just hoping we get back to normal before we run out of cash," CEO John Hillerich IV told the (Louisville) Courier Journal on Monday.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject:

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Louisville Slugger forced to close factory, museum, and furlough staff

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Iconic bat maker Louisville Slugger has closed down its factory and furloughed the majority of its workforce because of coronavirus shutdowns.

"We're not doing any advertising. We've cut all our expenses we can. We're just hoping we get back to normal before we run out of cash," CEO John Hillerich IV told the (Louisville) Courier Journal on Monday.


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Wow, I've actually been there. When my buddies and I did a vacation for our 40th birthday years in 2016, we visited Nashville, Louisville, Chicago, and Milwaukee/Green Bay. While in Louisville, two of the places we went to were Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger factory, where you can take a tour of the place. It was actually pretty cool, if you're a baseball fan at all. It's actually the last time I have hit in a batting cage, and it's the only time I've ever hit with a wooden bat! It felt very different, I can tell you that.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
adkindo wrote:
Louisville Slugger forced to close factory, museum, and furlough staff

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Iconic bat maker Louisville Slugger has closed down its factory and furloughed the majority of its workforce because of coronavirus shutdowns.

"We're not doing any advertising. We've cut all our expenses we can. We're just hoping we get back to normal before we run out of cash," CEO John Hillerich IV told the (Louisville) Courier Journal on Monday.


LINK


Wow, I've actually been there. When my buddies and I did a vacation for our 40th birthday years in 2016, we visited Nashville, Louisville, Chicago, and Milwaukee/Green Bay. While in Louisville, two of the places we went to were Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger factory, where you can take a tour of the place. It was actually pretty cool, if you're a baseball fan at all. It's actually the last time I have hit in a batting cage, and it's the only time I've ever hit with a wooden bat! It felt very different, I can tell you that.


If I am not mistaken, haven't they been losing market share in recent years?
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:25 am    Post subject:

Fingers crossed!


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The MLB owners have approved a proposal to present to players, as
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Now is when it starts to get serious. And we'll know soon enough if baseball is actually coming back in 2020.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:37 pm    Post subject:

oasisdude77 wrote:
Fingers crossed!


Jeff Passan
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The MLB owners have approved a proposal to present to players, as
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reported. They plan to meet tomorrow to discuss it.

Now is when it starts to get serious. And we'll know soon enough if baseball is actually coming back in 2020.


I heard the owners want a 50-50 split of revenue and players want their full prorated salary.

This sounds like the biggest point of contention.

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Money is at the heart of the return, sources said. Owners, fearful of deep financial losses with fan-free stadiums, agreed in a conference call Monday afternoon to a plan that includes a 50-50 revenue split with the players, sources told ESPN.

Because MLB is the lone uncapped team sport in the United States, never has a straight revenue split been part of the game's finances. The MLBPA is almost certain to reject that element of the proposal and counter that a March agreement between the parties guaranteed players a prorated portion of their salaries depending on the number of games played. The ability to strike a financial deal could mean the difference between a baseball season and one that is canceled.
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