The states of Arizona and Florida have already been mentioned as possible sites for the 2020 Major League Baseball season if the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t prevent it from happening. In the event the campaign does get underway, Texas could join Arizona and Florida in hosting teams and games, R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports reports.
Anderson heard from a source that there’s “guarded optimism” this three-state plan could actually take effect. Major league, minor league and spring training facilities would all be potential spots for regular-season games, and there would be multiple contests per day in those places.
Notably, there are five MLB stadiums among the states. Texas features two big league ballparks, the Astros’ Minute Maid Park and the Rangers’ soon-to-open Globe Life Field. Both facilities include retractable roofs, which is important when considering the Texas heat and the need to guard against potential rainouts. MLB would obviously want to get in as many games as possible during what would surely be a truncated season. Fortunately for the league, Arizona (the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field) and Florida (Marlins Park and the Rays’ Tropicana Field) also have either domed or retractable venues.
It’s unclear how many clubs would be stationed in each state, nor is it known how serious the league is about this possibility. Likewise, it’s anyone’s guess whether staging any MLB games in 2020 – even without spectators – will prove to be feasible with COVID-19 still not under control. Nevertheless, with MLB guaranteed to take an enormous financial hit if a season doesn’t take place, it’s brainstorming many different ideas as it hopes to avoid a worst-case scenario.
At least you didnt send us to a delinquent CFB story like #bleacherreport did lol
I just want it to start already
alright bets on the 4th?
T-Mobile Park in Seattle?
Sure, no virus issues there.
OF COURSE there isn’t any pandemic in Seattle!
They have coffee!
1 cup of coffee cures any and all coronavirus immediately!
Just keep the NL and AL intact is all I ask.
No chance that’s happening this year.
Why? They can play all the interleauge games they want. When its time for the playoffs it should be the same format is always is.
Would actually be interested in playing the Braves and Cardinals again.
Why? That could be one of the things to make a weird season beautiful is a full on randomized set of teams divided down some arbitrary line between Houston and Arlington
No we don’t want a Yankees v Rays or Dodgers v Braves World Series. Thats ridiculous. Its going to be bad enough the fall classic will be at an empty Marlins park. Have some level of normalcy.
But isn’t a empty Marlins Park normal?
That’s good stuff right there.
think it thru
Empty as a dunkin donut box in a police station
I don’t see that happening unless they have a plan to play all over the nation with the exception of California and New York where governors won’t let them. And if you are the Yanks, Mets, Dodgers, Giants, Angels or A’s I can’t imagine agreeing that all teams other than you will play at their home park and you can’t
Just send the entire AL to one state and the entire NL to the other.
Controlling safe travel would add more to the concerns.
Who cares. All that matters is that everybody is healthy who cares if it starts or not. Omgosh stop thinking of dumb crap. Cause itll get shut down cause players will get sick watch. Its gonna be dumb.
99 percent of baseball fans care. Its ok to say it. The “omg how can you even think about that” crowd is beyond soft. Its ok to talk about baseball dude. The virus only took away playing it for now
I think any plan to actually get baseball games in this year is a good one — however I’m not entirely sure how 5 ML stadiums in 3 states is going to work. I understand there are also minor league stadiums (and spring training facilities in FL and AZ) but if they’re talking about the domes/retractable roofs as being ‘important’ because of the heat — does that mean the spring complexes and minor league stadiums will be out? obviously if that’s the case there’s no chance of getting in enough games at just 5 available fields — I’ll be interesting to see how this plays out — but I hope for everyone’s benefit the players, owners and league officials are all willing to be flexible and “go with the flow” because if not… it makes it that much less likely they’ll be able to find a solutions/workable arrangement. I think the players in particular need to be as accommodating as possible because no matter what the scenario it’s not going to be ideal/and probably not really even going to be good – conditions/rest/etc wise. But hopefully guys will just be so desperate to play some form of baseball that they’ll be able to work things out and come together to actually make baseball happen in some fashion in 2020
5 stadiums 30 teams normally play at 15 stadiums a day right? So 6 teams per stadium 3 games per day 11am 3pm 7pm or 1&7 with 2 teams having an off day. You could keep 5 of the divisions in tact with 1 division spread 1 team into the other 5 stadiums keeping a good amount of continuity, or randomly disperse.
15 games a day means 3 games per domed field… daily triple-headers. It could be done and games are spread across the time zones, conveniently…
Wait until the networks start to howl about extended commercial break times between innings now, or special start times for some games.
I hope if they do get to play some games and this is the only way it will work, MLB gives the networks the middle finger for all their ridiculous demands for once.
Also prob looking at 7 inning games and some sort of limit to extra inning games.
Astros Double A facility in Corpus is amazing.
But playing baseball in Corpus is like playing baseball in a sauna
Couldn’t they also play at the ballpark in Arlington? So there could be 3 major league fields in Texas
That’s what I was thinking. Any Texas people know if they’ve torn it down yet?
Still standing. XFL was there before coronavirus hit.
Atlanta would be the other choice but like Globe Life it isn’t a dome.
I’m not sure if it could host baseball quickly after the XFL renovations they made. But could prob play night games at minor league parks in Texas
THE XFL IS DEAD
LONG LIVE THE XFL
I am just curious if we will open up the Rangers new ballpark on opening day… without fans lol. Either way, even though it’s anti-climatic, I’m all for it. I need baseball.
The Arizona plan is a good. Adding Texas and Florida would be a disaster. Too much population, in states where the government isn’t even pretending to be credible. If there is a second wave of the virus (and no one credible is saying there won’t be) Texas and Florida will almost certainly be hot spots. Just no.
The virus dies quickly in sunlight and humidity. Anywhere in the south will be good for longer than the north
I hope you’re right, but no one knows anything about how this particular virus reacts to sunlight or humidity.
Looking forward to testing this unsubstantiated statement when it’s 90 degrees in SoCal later this week
Australia was 100 degrees when there outbreak took off
This is completely unproven. Please just stop.
I’m sorry but the weather outside doesn’t have any effect on the virus or ‘kill it’
“The virus dies quickly….” Thank you Dr. Fauci. Comments like this show exactly why we are in trouble. People with no knowledge and strong opinions.
Have you been on Mars or what? There’s no evidence of that.
Geez. You must be a blast to hang out with
People partying up on the Florida beaches today. Must be good to go
Just as long as everyone aren’t using our trashcans at MinuteMaid I am fine with it.
The video feed into the dugout is only for the Astros to cheat
Plenty credible people have said it’s possible including Fauci.
I believe at temps above 75 it is difficult to spread. Reason why we are seeing a decline in warmer climates.
What all these places have in common are temps above 75.
By May it doesn’t get below 75 degrees in Houston until late September with night time lows in the high 70’s and low 80’s
Florida is the same way.
I believe North Texas you may get a few mornings around 75.
Think Phoenix is similar.
Night time lows are more important than the temp during the day
why are you spreading this nonsense. Do you work for or do testing of infectious diseases? No. Then shut up
The experts are saying this.
Ultimately this is the reason why you see the sites
They could have picked Seattle and Toronto as well.
The rate of spread above 75 degrees is dramatically lower than under 75 degrees.
Read up on it.
Absolutely no experts are saying this. You are spreading rumors and innuendo.
Show me one single shred of evidence to back up your claim. One actual study that proves what you are saying.
I can tell people to lick a frog and it will cure coronavirus because people have said it. makes it about as true as what you are saying with zero scientific evidence to prove your cliam
You are just trying to be argumentative.
If you want to lick a frog. That is on you.
You can study up on this if you want. Learn how to Google.
hahaha, learn how to google hilarious.
Too bad when I google I look for trusted sources not Alex Jones
MysteryWhite Boy: 0
It wasn’t as close as the score dictates. One was wholly emotional the other used tangible facts.
I think different questions are being argued.
Does warmer weather kill the virus? (i.e., does it STOP the spread?)
Does warmer/more humid weather slow the spread?
MOST LIKELY, but the extent of the slowing isn’t exactly known yet.
Don’t mix these up 🙂
There is no way you can look at a possible correlation between warmer climate and a lower spread rate w/o factoring in social distancing protocols, population density, and other intervening factors. That’s why no credible expert is saying there’s a definitive causal link between the two.
You’re probably correct. As another pointed out earlier: Australia was in the middle of Summer (southern hemisphere) and it’s heat did not stop their outbreak.
I feel that the heat/humid element of “slowing it down” has more to do with the fact that in high heat/humidity, A lot of people tend to stay home in their A/C rather than go out into it.
What’s wrong with Texas? They opened some state parks with many restrictions (and most are huge). Retail is curbside, and non-emergency surgeries are back.
Don’t see why people are complaining about it?
why not cali they have like 5 places to play angels, dodgers, pads , gaints and As. but im guessing if they ask they might of said no
Bay Area weather might not cooperate, but Southern California would be a good spot weather-wise
How will the minor leagues work? Injuries are going to happen and the replacements need a place to stay sharp. Spring training facilities hosting 4 games a day with start time by level?
Unlikely to see minor league games this season.
Maybe an extended spring training setting for AAA guys and some high end prospects.
There will be too many hurdles to climb with the local markets and with states.
NY state or city just said today they are hopeful to see professional sports by late summer or fall. What is the point of a minor league season by then.
It’s unfortunate and unprecedented but a very likely scenario.
You would probably have internal spring training to keep guys developing and in case of injury to be able to call up guys to help.. Some team will use 30 arms in a year.
Expanded rosters and/or tack squads with the teams
If they played 3 games in each stadium every day… you would need 5 stadiums. You could do a 10 am game… a 2 PM game and then a 6 PM game.
Extra innings are only 10 innings to keep on time.
6 teams in each city for 10 days… then a rotation. Play 3 – 3 games series. 9 games and then a travel day.
The more plans the better chances of baseball this year
What about Globe Life Park (the Rangers’ “old” stadium)? I think it was supposed to be transformed into a football stadium, but maybe they can hold off for a year.
Not a dome.
Atlanta would be better because you don’t have to change the stadium
But neither park has a roof.
wild bill tetley
They played over 25 years at Globe Life. They can squeeze one more year.
unless MLB can figure out a way to get minor league baseball up and running as well, this plan won’t and can’t happen. Even with expanded rosters, what happens with injuries and poor play. Who are they going to call up when the Yankees inevitably get decimated with injuries. Does a AAA pitcher have to stay ready at home? It makes no sense.
Not to mention all the people that have nothing to do with baseball that need to be involved to make these plans work. Hotel workers, TV cameramen etc…
All spring facilities are in Florida and Arizona.
You could still have that going on and have games .
but that means putting all those minor league players and even more people that have nothing to do with baseball at risk of getting infected.
this plan makes no sense. What exactly does extended spring training even mean?
Not going to continue to argue with you.
The rate of spread under 75 degrees is much higher than above.
Arizona and Florida the time it is under 75 degrees after Memorial Day is very small compared to other places
So you keep the players in Arizona and Florida and still okay minor league games between in the Grapefruit League and Cactus League.
All rookie ball league is in Florida and Arizona anyway.
Just make one minor league and teams have the decision on who pitches and gets at bats
Not too hard
Once again, show me a single piece of scientific evidence
Not an article from huffington post or NY times asking if higher temperatures kill the disease.
Slowing the spread does not mean zero spread. And if people are gathered together it will spread, no matter the temperature.
but you keep telling yourself that you are smarter than science
Not too complicated at all. Just choose who plays and who doesn’t. Don’t worry about the people that need to be at the stadiums or hotels that don’t work for MLB.
Yeah super easy plan. why has no one else thought about this
Who said it does?
But the facts say that temps above 75 dramatically slow the spread.
So can you explain why tropical countries not in America that are always above 75 degrees are seeing the spread? Or do you think it acts differently in different countries. Cause it’s funny, no matter what article I open not a single one says that it stops the spread over 75 degrees. Must just be you
You are talking about places with high population density with very slow spread
If the Philippines had climate like NYC it would have 500K cases very easily.
statements like if the Phillipines had a climate like New York it wold be worse is Innuendo and rumor mongering.
Maybe they shut their country down faster or started testing earlier.
But yeah blame the climate.
you are an idiot and I’m done helping you make up garbage
You see it in every country that has had warm temps
You also see the hotspots in places where it didn’t occur.
You also saw the decline in New Orleans once the weather warmed up.
If CV spread just as easily in warm climates you would have seen huge issues in SE Asia and Brazil.
But because it doesn’t these places with very high population density didn’t have the same rate of infection as the US, Europe and Iran.
no, you see it in places that acted accordingly.. like south korea, and new zealand. Unlike America who called it Hoax until Mid March
New Orleans it spread during Mardi Gras.
The Mardi Gras in New Orleans is smaller than the one in Rio De Janeiro.
The reason why CV spread much quicker in New Orleans than Rio was because it was cold in February in the Northern Hemisphere while warm in the Southern Hemisphere.
Rio is a lot more crowded with a lot more people than New Orleans.
From the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION website
Exposing yourself to the sun or to temperatures higher than 25C degrees DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather have reported cases of COVID-19. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
now shut up
You are comparing apples to Oranges.
you have no idea how much testing has been done in Brazil or New Orleans. Brazil has president that denies this disease exists, and personally attends anti quarantine rallies, but yeah lets trust the numbers, like we should trust the numbers out of China.
you are delusional and very gullible
Preventing it and slowing the rate of spread are two different things.
I am pretty sure MLB knows what they are doing.
Not like they are listening to people who have no idea what they are talking about
The locations they picked are for two reasons
1) Above 75 degrees
2) Stadiums with roofs
since inside a roofed stadium is much cooler than 75 degrees the virus can infect all the people inside?
You are wrong.
Experts are saying repeatedly that it doesn’t appear to die down in warmer weather.
direct sun lights may kill the virus domed stadium doesn’t do anything to prevent infection?
Science has plainly said anything over 70 degrees kills the virus much quicker, which slows the spread. It’s not our job to do your research. Take responsibility and learn things.
That’s hilarious! Your telling us that the NYT & the Huffington Post are scientific publications!! That’s hilarious. I hope you don’t get the Corona virus cause you’ll never survive it along with your severe TDS.
You guys are arging the same thing but in different terms.
Maybe you don’t realize it.
Heat & humidty: probably kills virus quicker, but not sure how much quicker. However, does not stop or prevent the spread, it merely slows to an unknown extent. This is because the killing is not instantaneous (maybe that’s obvious to some).
Because we think of the idea of “killing” to be a quick and spontaneous action, it’s proably better to rephrase it to something like “though the precise extent is not yet known, elevated heat and humidity reduce the amount of time the virus can exist in the environment, thereby lowering the community rate of spread”
How did this theory work out for Spring Breakers down in Florida? The weather def put a stop to spreading.
Slowed, probably. Stopped, no.
1. Spring breakers are younger, and less likely to be counted in totals because they are less likely to show symptoms and less likely to seek medical assistance or testing.
2. Spring breakers from out of town would not be reflected in FL totals.
3. Numbers are also partially reduced due to the eventual closure of beaches, bars, and restaruants.
4. Florida totals are still elevated, especially around “spring break” destinations like Miami Beach and Jacksonville. See: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/florida-coronavirus-cases.html
The virus would need to be present in Rio for it to spread regardless of size of population.
It took nearly three months for the virus to reach the states. Im not sure how many Brazilians or Chinese are transporting back and forth between those two countries directly.
Because the temps in Florida have dropped in the 60’s.
Way too early.
But once May gets here the time the temps are in the 60s is very low in Texas, Florida and Arizona
They would have included Atlanta but they don’t have a dome.
You also have rainouts to worry about
You have global travelers.
Study the spread.
Italy the spread was caused by Milan Fashion Week.
This is what caused the spread also to Paris and NYC rather quickly.
But if temps were in the 80s you wouldn’t have seen the spread that happened
Please provide ONE credible source that supports your claim.
You won’t, because no credible scientist has said this. Temp MIGHT slow the spread but no one knows yet, and there’s certainly not anything to support the idea that 75+ degrees slows the spread.
Saying “it’s a fact” doesn’t make it a fact
Science has not plainly said this. There is evidence published by WHO that the virus dies at 130+ degrees, not 70.
Play as many DH as possible. Expand rosters to 30. Play empty parks at first then expand crowds until virus is diminished enough to allow fans.
doesn’t answer how minor leagues will operate
why should it?
wild bill tetley
They would have to re-open some facilities they no longer use in Florida (if they are still there).
Spring Training facilities have diamonds they can use to run games. Since there aren’t going to be crowds you can run all levels out of those fields. There are also old ballparks no longer used due to teams leaving Florida for Arizona. Braves left the Disney complex which has numerous fields. Other diamonds can be used in Kissimmee, Winter Haven, Tinker Field etc.
Zona has first class facilities. Texas? Well, if the minor league affiliates can play games in Texas then MLB teams should be able to play games in the heat. They can afford SPF 160.
9 DH’s? Go the route of football? Two-way players? (I kid, I kid).
There’s a really nice Triple-A park in Albuquerque..
Yes, but there are nice minor league parks all over. The idea they’re exploring is how to play in a concentrated area with several or many stadiums.
That’s a stupid idea and what’s worse is everyone here thinks it’s a good idea. If you can’t play the season like normal baseball seasons then it’s best just to wait for 2021
I would love to see baseball played this year, without fans, on the computer. I never go to games anyway. Too expensive and to me it’s a game of concentration, not of jumping up and down and rooting. Just so it’s safe for the players and the rest of the personnel. A huge “if” at this time.
This is an impressively bad take that doesn’t even explain itself. You silver medaled only to Fauci Jr up top telling everyone the virus can’t survive heat.
CANCEL THE SEASON!!!!!!!!!!
How many players have come out and said there not playing under these conditions, it’s ridiculous that there even still planning this
I agree with you. This country is short on tests, so how will they know if a player is infected? Will they use badly needed tests at the expense of people and places that need them? I know they’re just spit-balling ideas right now, but the whole thing is ridiculous. We’re talking about losing one season, not baseball going away forever. Can’t we just focus on safety and wellbeing first, for once?
Our country is NOT short on tests. Turn off whatever news you’re watching.
Facts mean nothing to you delusional ones. The country is opening back up again, your socialist dreams will not come to fruition.
Get a job.
Your the delusional one dude.
What a sad excuse for an opinion.
No point in engaging if you can’t stay on topic.
Evidently, you are not watching any news. Get your facts straight. Everyone agrees that tests are woefully scarce.
Back to the topic:
So, there are five parks with roofs in the three states. You would have to assign six teams to each park and play three games in each of the parks per day. Once the teams play all the teams in their assigned park, half of those teams would rotate to another park. Sounds like a logical nightmare, even if there are no fans involved.
My thoughts also….if players don’t want to play will we see teams of replacement players. Trout has even come out and said doesn’t like idea.
LA Mayor Garcetti stated that he expects that there will be no public sporting events in LA until 2021.
He is talking about events with fans. That was also his opinion not a directive (yet).
NOt such a good idea.
Just wait until 2021 to resume MLB.
This 3 State plan will put a lot of people at risk for the expected “2nd surge” of the corona virus.: p[ayers, support staff, security, their families
Can Players or teams “opt out” of this plan?!
I doubt they can opt out.
It will come down to financials. How much revenue will teams lose from ticket sales, advertising, etc. TV deals revenue will be decreased.
The players union would have also to be on board. Not to mention the umpires union as well.
Still not under control? Is that why many states are expected to open by the middle of May? As far as people saying “second wave“ I beg you stop listening to the news. I can tell you for a fact about 10% of what you have heard on the news regarding all of this is accurate.
The shutdown and social distancing has saved lives and has kept the numbers somewhat under control…Yes, keep apprised of the “news” and “facts” and listen to the Scientists and Doctors…(and ignore ignorant, incompetent “toilet tweets”).
Countries and States that have not done social distancing, have not sheltered in place and stayed at home have seen huge surges in corona virus cases and deaths…..
Mayor of LA says there will be no public sporting events until 2021.
Very foolish to risk lives to cram in some games this summer by video relay with no fans in attendance…
The players would love to play their season in FL but it is not realistic. I expect the truncated season to start by July 4th and there will be no ASG.
My biggest concern is that if they start the season, they’ll expand the active roster to 30 or 31 or whatever. That will lead to a zillion pitching changes during the game, which will alienate fans everywhere.
My second biggest is that they keep the “super ball”. 3-outcome baseball, inspired by the super ball, is boring baseball, and is the real cause of games being perceived as being too long.
If they don’t watch out for those things, they’ll bring games back just to pee off more and more fans. MLB is at a crossroads; diminished attendance, TV ratings, etc. As absurd as it sounds, COVID is a GREAT opportunity to bring fan interest back.
Make the season’s return (with or without fans) a national holiday; better yet, do it on Memorial Day or July 4th. Market it like crazy. You can ever make it a patriotic event.
Start the season on Christmas morning in a new stadium shaped like a giant fireplace with big stockings hanging from the upper deck. Because heat kills the virus. (Holy spittoon Batman, heat kills the virus?) Sure thing, Robin.
I am glad baseball is thinking about how to pull off a season. At least they will be prepared. But all of these plans leave out the minor league players. These kids need to play and develop their game. IMO, it would be better to have the minor leaguers stationed at the spring training sites. They could get in daily work in a controlled environment, play simulated games and occasionally play live games against other teams. Would cut down travel overall immensely. Remember there are 6 levels scattered over the entire country. That would be boiled down to two states. For the MLB players and teams, they should play, fans or no fans, in their home stadiums. MLB teams have the resources to travel safely and appropriately isolate on the road, something that would be problematic for minor league teams. Plus the players have been against these plans because they would isolate the players away from their families for an extended period of time.
But please, no one poo-poo baseball as just a sport. Sports are part of the entertainment industry that employs millions of normal people directly, and millions more depend on sports indirectly.. At the appropriate time, sports, just like any other industry, has to be allowed to get back to work. The risk will never be zero so we have to figure out how to reopen society with appropriate protections in place. A vaccine may never come, and normally it takes years for one to be developed. So don’t act like a vaccine will be our savior and claim nothing can be opened until we have one.
Smart for baseball to come up with options. Time will tell if those options are feasible.
Minor leagues are the step child in this scenario. The minor leagues will not play games because they will get crushed financially if no fans can watch live. Almost all of their revenue is generated through home games. MLB is having a tough time trying to get their situation figured out. Now imagine trying to do the same for each level of the minors. Not enough money is generated for the amount of attention needed.
MLB owners are scared about not getting the stadium revenue. Owners, for the most part, are in this to make money. It would be a huge financial burden on franchises to not have fans at the game. The owners are going to side on not losing money and cancelling rather than play for the love of the game. Us as fans see things 180 degrees differently.
Minor leaguers need to play but it will be more of an intra-squad setting. Hopefully they can extend the minor league season into the fall similar to the Arizona Fall league.
At some point this will become a business decision. Sucks for us fans but that is reality.
This probably isn’t going to be a popular idea but I say for this yr only, scrap the AL/NL. Make AZ the ten West teams, TX the ten central teams, and FL the 10 east teams. The top 2 from each division get the “bye” while the remaining 4 teams with the best record do a 1 game wild card. Then, you just play out the postseason as normal.
I thought of this ideal a week or so ago. Great idea and I would put all the American League teams say in Tampa Bay Florida and all the National League teams in Arizona, plus add all intersquad games in Texas. Maybe the Texas Rangers new ball park?
There is just way way too many dumb people on this planet.
I suggest anyone indulging the scholars about humidity and warm weather not combating viruses just give up. There seriously is no reason to argue with people who believe everything they read.
I promise you nothing positive can come from an argument with the mystery whitebot. He is the exact reason why news outlets are getting away with publishing stupidity and lies everyday.
Anyone on the side of “there is no evidence warm weather kills the virus” is a tool. They believe headlines and will allow people they deem more intelligent then them to dictate their life and beliefs. Basically they are puppets, and arguing with one is about as productive as arguing with a stuffed puppet.
“Show me evidence warm weather and humidity combat the virus”. Some people call this type of evidence common sense, others call it deductive reasoning.
Yes it’s true no scientist or expert has come out and said warm weather or humidity will help rid us of the Corona virus. Why???
Bc it’s not 100% guaranteed.
Why do people believe this will happen then?
Bc warm weather and humidity have been proven to reduce every single virus known to man in the history of mankind.
If you won’t believe or trust anything that’s not 100% guaranteed you most likely are an idiot. There’s also a good chance you are into conspiracies, and probably live in your moms basement.
The reason it’s pointless to argue with these people is bc they are correct. It’s impossible to show or prove to them that they are wrong since it’s not possible to prove a theory 100%.
Just remember… there’s a really good chance the person you’re arguing with believes with all certainty in evolution, aliens, and quite possibly that the world is flat. Which is the main reason why it’s easy for them to believe this virus will be the 1st virus known to man that is not affected by warm weather and humidity.
I suggest reading about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This is another form of Coronavirus that has been around the Middle East Arabian Peninsula since early 2012.
This is probably the closest thing to COVID-19. The weather and climate in the Arabian Peninsula is very arid and dry. The temperatures are routinely high. It is a desert.
The high temperature are not killing off MERS and likely not to kill off this form of COVID as well.
Lol…you just equated belief in evolution (accepted by scientific consensus) with belief in a flat earth (fringe belief not accepted by any credible scientist). Please don’t waste our time by ever posting here again. Or if you must post, keep it short so we can scroll past your drivel quickly. Thanks!
Had something like this happened 4 or 5 years ago I’d be 100% against them trying to play this year. However, since most recently we have 2 WS champions tarnished by cheating scandals, that will forever blemish the sport, it doesn’t much seem there’s a reason to try and preserve it, or a worry about a team winning that probably wouldn’t have. Rules don’t seem to apply, so if they deem it safe, let’s just have some baseball to watch for all of our sanity.
California will absolutely need to be involved. LA stadiums and SD.
That’s hilarious! You’re telling us that the NYT & the Huffington Post are scientific publications!! That’s hilarious. I hope you don’t get the Corona virus cause you’ll never survive it along with your severe TDS.
It’s not about the warm weather cities it’s about baseball resuming with just the players and there love ones attending. I wouldn’t put any fans in the statuim just there own families and of course team officials. Private hotels and privacy room floors for personal only. The fans like myself would be able to watch it on TV with robotic umpires.
Are we quarantining those hotel workers and their families as well?
Players stay in hotels. People need to work in those hotels to accommodate the guests. Those workers go home and see their families. Those family members go shopping and are out and about in public.
You see how this works?
You would have ten teams, like the American League in Tampa Bay and 10 National League teams in Arizona. Plus ten intersquad teams in Texas at the new global park. Of course after each week then they would rotate to Texas back to Tampa Bay with the American League and rotate the National League with Arizona back to Texas. That would stay for the whole season of 140 games.
For example, the American east teams would play American central teams in Florida with the National League west playing in Arizona against the National League central. The ten teams in Texas would be the American League west playing against each other with the National League east teams in a intersquad games with rotation every two weeks.
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