It goes without saying that the 2020 Major League Baseball – if it happens – will be an unusual one. We’ve heard of plenty of out-of-the-box ways for teams to get back on the field if the coronavirus pandemic gets under control, one of the latest being cutting six divisions down to three. But before a potential regular season begins, the players will have to ramp back up with the resumption of spring training.
Players will need about three weeks to ramp back up in camp if spring training restarts. However, it might not take place at its typical sites in Florida and Arizona. Rather, each of the league’s 30 teams could play at their own stadiums, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Four team executives informed Nightengale that the plan is under consideration.
One of the main benefits of this idea is that it would save teams money they’d be spending on hotels and per diem at their normal spring facilities. However, as Nightengale notes, a key downside is clubs would only have access to one field as opposed to the six available to them at their training grounds.
Whether this will come to fruition is anyone’s guess. While there has been recent optimism about a season getting underway, it’s going to be an enormous challenge for MLB to pull off, no matter how many different ideas it may have.
If you told me in December that the Rangers first game at Globe Life Field would be in spring training I’d be surprised.
exhibition games are spring training games
Dr. Fauci is a bum
Burrow. Just stop already. The bum? Look in the mirror.
Get your priorities in order burrow
Go away please
So is your mom.
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His knowledge just might save your damn life! Find some common sense! Idiots like you are the ones that think it can’t happen to them.
You’re exactly right Burrow. His only goal is to make everyone desperate for that vaccine so he can make billions. He, Gates, and Soros are counting on it.
If you weren’t so selfish and could see beyond your own needs, you’d know that they badly want people going out and living their lives so the economy doesn’t suffer.
Do you have parents or grandparents you’d like to see? Well if you go out and do whatever around crowds of other people, then you are putting older people in your life at high risk of serious infection.
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sn0048: are you referring to me & my needs? First I don’t need anything. We retired at 55, no mortgage, 2 cars – no payments, owe zero to no one, have more saved than we will ever need. No, I don’t need a damn thing other than a new president. I hope the economy crumbles to its knees so that jerk wad doesn’t get elected.
I was not replying to you, I ❤ Sports.
I wasn’t replying to you, I ❤ Sports. I was replying to the dense ones who can’t see the ramifications of opening up countries again… I will say, though, that you’re wildly wrong to assume there are more deaths than recoveries.. That is completely unfounded and into fear mongering territory.
“I hope the economy crumbles to its knees so that jerk wad doesn’t get elected.”
Gee what was that about being selfish?
Also, I highly highly highly doubt you’re retirement age with more money than you know what to do with while using phrases like “jerk wad” hahaha!!
Your thought process of hoping the economy crumbles is no different then people not caring about shelter in place because they think there younger and virus has more of an impact on people ur age.
You’re out of your mind.
Yep. That’s why he’s been involved working with viruses since the early 2000’s. Wanted to give it 20 years so no one would suspect him. Sure thing!
The bums are the idiots who can’t think for themselves and don’t realize that this, like every other virus, kills those who are most vulnerable and there are always a few outliers as well.
So spring training games will be in the regular stadiums but then regular games will be played in spring training facilities. Makes zero sense.
which is why they wouldn’t be doing that.
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The idea is to reduce travel. By allowing them to train at home, they can’t start training without traveling to Florida or Arizona and can save money. Then they do the minimal amount of travel by taking everyone to the spring training facilities. That way season games require very little travel. I know it requires a little thinking and common sense to understand, so no one expected you to understand it.
The forecast high temperature for Phoenix on Friday May 1 is 102 degrees and after that it gets really hot. Maybe that has something to do with it too.
The article says teams will save money on hotels if they train in their home parks — Question — will they be quarantined in their homes/apts at the local home ball park areas, or will they be quarantined in a local hotel?
Where would the savings be, and how would they stay away from family and friends, if not in that local hotel?
One or two guys catch it on a team, and there is the season.
Time to stop bowing to fear and getting back to living. That includes playing baseball.
The current situation has more to do with science and statistics than fear.
Would love to see baseball get started when they can do it safely.
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@ mrKissinger Well at least someone else on here has some common sense!
No it doesn’t Henry, respectfully. The media has promoted fear as evidenced through only reporting deaths and not celebrating the vastly greater number of recoveries, which is equally or even more news worthy.
When people walk around wrapped in hefty bags and duct tape, that’s fear.
Prov are you really that ignorant? Yes celebrate the people living but were it not for the virus those other people would still be living as well. Don’t be an idiot.
Well, emo, I try to weed through the noise and come up with my own opinion instead of being led by agendas or name calling of those who disagree with me. I choose not to live in fear. You don’t have to agree with me. Make your own assessment based on facts, not agenda and media driven fear. I have. Again, you can choose to disagree, which doesn’t make you an idiot.
Yer proposing news air-time should be proportional to the frequency of the story?
I’m not proposing anything.
Well, prob, if you want to risk your health and safety, normally I’d say that’s your problem. But here you’re also putting others at risk – not just friends and family but everyone you come into contact with, including strangers working at the grocery store or the health care workers who would have to take care of you or others you infect. It’s the same reason we have laws against drunk driving, because it’s putting others at risk that’s the problem.
I love baseball as much as anyone, but the most important thing is for people to be safe. And that’s not the “media” talking points, but the scientists who are experts in infectious disease. And although I’m sure the players are also anxious to play (just like the rest of us are anxious to go back to work) I really doubt that they want to put themselves or their families at risk just to provide entertainment for you and me. They can play when it’s safe for them to do so. And I can wait.
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@ prov356: It’s probably because the number of deaths are far greater than the number of recoveries. I’m not so sure that they are keeping count of recoveries. The logical go with science & stats, the fearful go with, open up, I’ve got bills to pay. You can pay bills later but you won’t come back from the dead!
wild bill tetley
I heart sports – number of deaths are far greater than the number of recoveries? That is unquestionably false. At least bring facts before you comment.
Wtf? Yo he no idea what it is living in NYC at the moment, where there is so many dead they don’t know what to do with the bodys, ya make me sicm
As of 4/29/2020:
World Cases: 3,179,494
World Deaths: 226,173
World Recoveries: 964,957
US Cases: 1,034,884
US Deaths: 60,316
US Recoveries: 117,114
(Source: John Hopkins University)
Please do some basic research before you post. As I said, speculations aren’t facts. Facts matter.
Eden – Look at deaths per 100,000, which is the standard. NY has the most at 122 deaths per 100,000. I think that can be expected based on the density.
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Not all numbers are wrong but you don’t know how they got to that #.
I am from FL. They are only counting deaths from the state not deaths of people (snowbirds) from different parts of the world. Now if I said there were ex: 5k deaths you probably wouldn’t question that but if I said those 5k don’t include the deaths of people that were visiting or only live here part time, that skews the numbers. Not every state is counting dead bodies the same.
Just got the updated numbers as of 4/30/2020:
World Cases: 3,260,964
World Deaths: 231,808
World Recoveries: 1,008,678
US Cases: 1,056,466
US Deaths: 61,881
US Recoveries: 125,636
(Source: John Hopkins University)
Please take a look at those numbers and think about what they mean. The number of deaths just in the US is now greater than the body count for all of the Vietnam war. Who cares if the recovery rate is larger than the death rate? It’s kind of looking at the Vietnam casualty count and saying, “well, hey, a lot more Americans lived than died!”
The point is not to have any more death that can be avoided if we put aside self-interest for a few more weeks. You can do that, can’t you? Or are sports and your own personal selfish interest more important?
Scott – The Viet Nam war was nasty. I remember the era because I was a kid. But it’s an irrelevant comparison.
Recoveries are extremely important because that statistic puts the death rate in perspective and provides hope for people who have been fed only the doom and gloom. That’s my take. I respect yours and we can disagree..
wild bill tetley
I wasn’t talking about all numbers. I was referring to your comment about the numbers. Your comment was wrong, I love Sports, and the numbers reflect that.
I’m not here to dispute the severity of what’s going on. Just point out that you should probably admit you were wrong, apologize and we can move forward. Anything less is a state of denial on your part, which might be dangerous if you are spreading false gospel.
How many cases have not been reported? Might help your argument about recoveries but would also say that the number of cases is much higher than publicized
paule – if there are unreported cases, then it stands to reason there are a proportional number of unreported recoveries, so logically it would be a wash. That would also make the ratio of deaths per 100,000 go down.
I’m not sure I agree. Some people are afraid of science. They will cross the street to avoid it.
Mrkissinger, the same science and statistics that has been wrong at every turn? Sure, let’s trust it and continue to have ours lives controlled by the government.
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DTD, Right, like there were only 15 cases and it’s going to disappear.
63,094 dead bodies later
Sports – in 2018, approximately 80,000 people died from the flu. We didn’t close the country.
For the entire year not a few months.. And there was no social distancing! Are you that dense? COVID-19 is proven much more contagious and there is no option to be vaccinated.
Again, sn0048, I choose to not live in fear. If you’re at high risk or afraid, stay at home. You don’t have to agree with me. Do what’s right for you.
You’re living in ignorance and disregard. Big difference!
sn0048 – Ignorance? I’m the only one citing actual facts, not speculations. The models were grossly incorrect, yet we have policy in place based on the models. Independent critical thinking needs to be restored.
No they’re not. The expectation of 100,00-200,000 deaths by August is more than realistic. We’d be there already without social distancing.
The comparison to the flu (without social distancing and masks) is so ridiculously illogical and stupid.. Please say you’re a troll. Otherwise, just be patient.
sn0048 – The models are grossly inaccurate. As I stated elsewhere, 7 state Governors did not issue stay at home orders. Those 7 states are in the bottom 10 for deaths per 100,000 population. That is evidence that the stay at home orders are a false sense of security in my opinion. What makes sense is people who are high risk should use greater caution, as they would for anything. As the Surgeon General said in a public service announcement, high risk includes people over 65 and people with existing medical issues like heart disease, respiratory issues, diabetes, and a compromised immune system. We can disagree.
Not about facts, of which you are not in possession.
I love sports, you mean like the annual flu death toll? Do you panic and go dumb then? I didn’t think so hypocrite.
Hey BlueSkyLA – Please name one thing I posted on this thread that is not factual. The problem with facts is they usually contradict agendas. So people with agendas tend to ignore them. People who live in fear don’t consider them.
You are batting zero. Your biggest swing and miss is in saying that people at high risk can be protected by using “greater caution.” This is simply wrong, and dangerously wrong. You haven’t said how this can be done, probably because you know it can’t be, unless you are suggesting that families be forced to separate into high and low risk. Go live in the closet, gramma, the kids want to play with their friends.
Flu deaths for 2017-18 are estimated at 61,000, Again, batting zero.
I live in facts, not fear, or lunacy.
Blue – Specifically, what facts, stats, or other statement that I’ve made is inaccurate?
Regarding high risk people, I linked you to the Surgeon General’s PSA. Did you watch it? My guess is no because you either are afraid of the facts or they mess up your agenda. I mirrored what he said. Here it is again if you care to be informed:
Nothing I have posted has been factually inaccurate. You may disagree with what to do in response to the facts and that’s fine. You either fall into the category of fear or agenda.
Blue – “Flu deaths for 2017-18 are estimated at 61,000, Again, batting zero.”
The stat is a range. For 2018 the range was approximately 60k to approximately 80k…and that’s with an alleged flu vaccine. I chose the high end, you chose the low end. The actual number is somewhere in between.
Keep this in perspective is all I suggest. Use critical thinking about actual facts that aren’t agenda driven. The “news” is ratings driven and reporting tragedy boosts viewership and ratings. That’s why they report the doom and gloom and ignore the soaring recovery stats.
Decide what’s right for you but don’t impose your assessment on other people who disagree with you.
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It’s not about fear, it’s about common sense. People are dying from this. It may not be as bad as the media is trying to make it out to be, but people are still dying. “Getting back to living” WILL cost people their lives and people are alive right now who wouldn’t have been if they hadn’t put these restrictions in place. If trying to make sure that as few people die as possible is inconvenient to you, sorry for your luck. Just wait until it affects someone you care about. Your entitled, “I should be able to do whatever I want with no consequences” attitude is why these restrictions were necessary.
Around 1.3 million people die each year in the US from automobile accidents. What if the nightly news had a death counter for car accidents? Does anybody really think that forcing everybody to stay home and making cars illegal would be a rational response to save lives? Keep everybody off the roads, nobody can ever die from a car accident again! Seems incredibly silly. But hey…If trying to make sure that as few people die as possible is inconvenient to you, sorry for your luck. Just wait until it affects someone you care about. Your entitled, “I should be able to do whatever I want with no consequences” attitude is why banning cars and driving and transportation were necessary.
Yet here we are with an upper respiratory virus that has the same mortality rate as a bad flu season, and we’ve made things like operating a barber shop illegal. It’s the ultimate version of social media cancel culture. “How dare you go outside! I’m scared so you have to be miserable too!”
The data and models that caused the hysteria have all been proven wrong. The hysteria still won’t go away. Forcing people to stay home and hide under their beds for the rest of their lives isn’t going to end death. It amazes me that people think otherwise.
Yes, Todd. People who live in fear are the loudest because they want everyone to live in fear too.
Around 7 states did not issue stay at home orders and they have among the lowest deaths per 100,000. The people who have died from the coronavirus had underlying medical issues including obesity.
I’ve had friends and one family member get coronavirus. The friends were sick with flu-like symptoms and all recovered. The family member is a little more serious because they weigh over 300 pounds, but they are recovering too.
Speculations are not facts. The models were grossly inaccurate yet we responded based on the models.
If you’re at high risk, take the proper precautions, which by all reports are the same as you would during flu season. Personal responsibility is still a thing.
Anyone starts an argument with the “statistic” that 1.3M Americans die in automobile accidents every year can be safely ignored as an authority on anything. That figure is worldwide. The number for the U.S. is around 36,000, which is only about 97% less than what you said.
Far more people have already died of the Virus than die of the flu. And your auto analogy sounds like a Fox News parrot.
paule – “Far more people have already died of the Virus than die of the flu.”
Are you referring to flu fatalities during the same period of time as the coronavirus or in general?
Pitter patter. Get going already.
Put some masks on, let the pitchers use pine tar for grip instead of spit and lets play ball.
the spitball has been banned for nearly a century. where have you been?
First time Cardinals and Cubs fans have ever agreed on anything. Let’s play ball Gocubsgo1986!
That won’t be a thing, I know governor hair gel of California said no sports until probably the fall
He’s my governor. He’s my loser.
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@andrewgauldin Same here for my FL governor, DeSantaClaus. He has to visit the WH just to get his orders since he’s such a rookie & the Prez’s puppet. FL is no longer allowing the coroners to publish the # of deaths because they say the counts are skewed. Since this is a tourist/snowbird state, they only want to count bodies of FL residence & not those from other states. This is the governor that opened up the beaches to spring breakers knowing they were from different states & probably leaving with the virus. Trust me, no social distancing among them.
wild bill tetley
Another stupid comment, regarding the numbers. If states are counting bodies from other states in their own state then the number of cases and death total would be less than reported. Your way brings duplicate numbers into play. Are you new?
Maybe next to the “Arizona Plan” this is the dumbest idea yet to be floated by the sports media…
The media is reporting on what MLB is discussing. The media is not creating the plan.
I wonder what will be the roof top seating prices along Waveland to watch the Cubs practice at Wrigley ?