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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    This is what I find amazing about this crisis: No matter how polarized the country has been and is, we should have had an easy time agreeing that this is the most dire crisis we have faced in the history of our country. Instead, we get talk about hoaxes and conspiracies and speculation that is okay if older people die to save the economy. I keep hearing that "we are all in this together." I don't think that's true yet. And that's really scary.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Ron Paul and his son Rand are the two biggest idiots ever to be elected to Congress. This is not a hoax, people are not dying to make Trump look bad, and it is time Trump finally utilizes the full power of the federal government to fight this thing. It was also help if right-wing pundits and bloggers would just shut the fuck up.
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    Sox on YouTube

    The amazing yet typical thing about the perfect ninth inning is that it only took four minutes.
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    If the season is lost, how will it affect players?

    I agree that the season is over. I think it would hurt the players if they went a long time with no live action. I am hoping some live action without fans can happen. But since I am far from a medical expert, I don't know how bad things will get, and if any live action is possible. Otherwise, speculating about this drives me crazy. It would be great to get some good news for a change.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    There are some that claim there is too much alarmism. Yet, Mitch McConnell was joking about it at news conference, saying he had been through things like this before. No, Mitch, we haven't been through anything like this before. Alarmism? How about denial big time? This is no hoax. It is a tragedy of huge proportions.
  6. I know baseball would help us recover from this crisis. But I can't get into speculation about kind of season there will be right now. This is just too much to think about. Right now I want as many as possible to live through this awful thing.
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    White Sox Spring Training Thread

    Not to sound like a whiner, but over the years, the White Sox has hit some bad luck. Of course, some of it was self-inflicted. In the 1972, the team had acquired Dick Allen during the off-season and looked forward to a great year. They expected a home opening crowd approaching 50,000. Then there was a labor lockout, and the season was postponed. Their home opener ended up being on a cold April night and the crowd wasn't near 50,000. In 1982, they had another good off-season, and this time the opener was snowed out. It looked like January not April. In 1994, the team had at least a decent chance of going to the World Series, and we all know what the strike did to that. Now the most serious setback in 2020. There's nothing like history repeating itself.
  8. Not to mention, in a situation like this, you have a crowd of people packed together in a closed in space. That's not good in a crisis like this. I hope things work out so we can have a baseball season. We need a distraction from this stuff. We need some relief as well.
  9. I believe we have to take this seriously and quit with the denials. However, I also saw an example of overreaction and panic at my hometown grocery store this morning. There is nothing wrong with stocking up some, but this was absurd. People had their carts over filled. The store had to put a limit on purchasing toilet paper. (Although I can't blame people for stocking up on that.) The point is people were hoarding when I don't see a reason to. To my knowledge, there has been no concerns about grocery stores not getting merchandise. I figured I would have least a two-hour wait to get to check out. I didn't have that much, and it wasn't completely essential, so I put everything back and left without buying anything. Another reason I left is that some idiot in front of me was espousing conspiracy theories and I felt my blood pressure spike. I'm old enough to remember the energy shortages of the 1970s. Tensions ran high, and there was violence in gas station lines. We don't need a repeat of that. I'm all for what major league sports is doing at the moment, and I am for other safety measures. But we need a real national discussion so we can cope with the danger of this crisis. What was happening at the store was insane. If people overbuy, they are depriving others of buying. And it wasn't really good to have a huge crowd in that contained space. One more thing: present day conspiracy theories are giving other viable conspiracy theories a bad name. That's frustrating.
  10. I'll tell you what is preposterous: Our government sitting on its ass doing nothing when there were signs of a medical crisis on the way. As far as the MDs in your family: there are plenty of medical experts who disagree with them. And I'll tell you what is really absurd: a congressman went around wearing a gas mask to make fun of it all and now he has been exposed to it. Now that is absurd. Over 40 people are dead over a short period of time with more on the way. Just what to do you expect to learn?
  11. You're right. This is going to be a shit show. There are more important things than baseball, but it is still a vital part of our culture. It is facing a real crisis just as the rest of the country is. More than ever we need to be a united country and world right now. No one can run from this thing. And, yes, it is very painful to not have baseball in the spring.
  12. Perhaps they could play during the summer months since the virus is supposed to be negated by warm weather. Get the playoffs and Series over before the cold weather returns. Not a perfect solution by any means, but perhaps we can have some baseball. Regardless, I don't see a 162 or 154-game schedule being played.
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    MLB considering no crowds allowed on Opening Day?

    There are more important things than sports. This crisis is worse right now because short sighted people didn't take it seriously. I don't like the idea of empty stadiums, but that may be a price we have to pay for a short time. As for me, regardless of the MLB's decisions, I will wait until warmer weather until I go to a game. At least the conditions will be better. And I don't care about percentages of getting the disease. If you should be a person who gets it, you wouldn't give a shit about percentages. Right now baseball is not all that important. The state of our country is.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I don't know how anyone can be a Bulls fan right now. The team has spent the last generation losing. Of course the 90s were great but any fan in his or her mid-twenties doesn't know what that's like.
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    Your 2020 Season Expectations

    What I feel good about is that I have expectations. Haven't had those in a while.