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madguy30

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Saw this earlier.

Wonder if players will still go out this weekend.

I mean, why stop now?
 

cygrads

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First the Marlins, then the Phillies, now the Cardinals. Manfred threatening time pull the plug. Don’t think sports can happen without a well insulated bubble. Enjoy it while it lasts.

https://sports.yahoo.com/report-rob...if-it-cant-contain-coronavirus-210743171.html
Have any of the players that tested positive even been sick or are they all asymptomatic? If the players are all asymptomatic it seems shutting it down right now is a little premature. How are the European soccer leagues pulling this off?
 

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Have any of the players that tested positive even been sick or are they all asymptomatic? If the players are all asymptomatic it seems shutting it down right now is a little premature. How are the European soccer leagues pulling this off?
They're in countries that took containment seriously. We're trying to start a bunch of sports again at the worst possible time.
 
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crawfy54

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Have any of the players that tested positive even been sick or are they all asymptomatic? If the players are all asymptomatic it seems shutting it down right now is a little premature. How are the European soccer leagues pulling this off?
yes, as is 99% of all people who have gotten/will get this virus.
 

clonedude

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Have any of the players that tested positive even been sick or are they all asymptomatic? If the players are all asymptomatic it seems shutting it down right now is a little premature. How are the European soccer leagues pulling this off?
What are you saying??

That if you test positive, but are asymptomatic, it's not a big deal? That an asymptomatic person is less dangerous to others than one with symptoms?

Please tell me that's not what you're saying?
 

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Cardinals reported at least 4 more cases today, 1 player and 3 coaches, todays game with the Crew is postponed. Highly unlikely they play the scheduled DH tomorrow.

We might as well forget about college football this fall.
 

madguy30

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Have any of the players that tested positive even been sick or are they all asymptomatic? If the players are all asymptomatic it seems shutting it down right now is a little premature. How are the European soccer leagues pulling this off?
If the players are asymp they can still spread it to others, and pretty soon the roster is depleted.

I haven't seen anything about Euro soccer players going out to bars so that probably helps them 'pull it off'.
 

madguy30

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You mean because the asymp's won't transmit it to someone else? Dumb.
There are still folks who believe:
1. If you don't feel symptoms, you don't have it.
2. If you don't feel symptoms, it can't be spread.
 

CloneIce

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Two things - first, MLB did a terrible job planning their season schedule out and their plan to deal with COVID. Frankly, it’s almost as if they didn’t do any planning, and just hoped it would work out keeping the same general series structure as usual. It’s amazingly incompetent that they did not have better measures in place to deal with clubs with multiple cases.

Second - As we’ve learned all it takes is one player to be an idiot and go out to the club to infect a bunch of teammates and cause a major issue. They’ve gotta isolate strictly at home and on road trips and do it now, and effectively, if we are going to have a real chance at completing this season.

OK, 3 things - selfishly I really really want to have this season continue. Come on baseball, get it together! I’ve been loving having sports to watch and I really don’t have much hope for football season.
 

CloneIce

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Have any of the players that tested positive even been sick or are they all asymptomatic? If the players are all asymptomatic it seems shutting it down right now is a little premature. How are the European soccer leagues pulling this off?
Well, the primary reason of course is that the outbreak is under control in Europe, while its a total **** show and spreading like wildfire here. They have done so much better at containing it since the initial outbreak - we have failed miserably. It all starts there.