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    George Floyd Thread

    Serious situation in Minneapolis. Been reading Wed night about looting and angry people in the streets and in front of houses of different people involved in the shooting and the prosecution of the impending case. Stay safe and may justice be served as soon as legally possible.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    The homestretch in a regular baseball season is important for those who have positioned themselves to be there through excellence. Fifty games is just too small a sample. If we go 50 games I want radical experimentation to make it one crazy half season. For instance don't even play a regular season, have tournaments of some kind and the winners of the tournaments go to the WS. I'd have to think of specific guidelines for the tourneys. 50 games? Cmon. If we do that, just blow it up one year and make it crazyball. Now 110 games? Nirvana.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Warm weather sites of course. No fans this season.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Terrible. It's like the homestretch of the regular season in a normal year. We could have had over 100 games with the players proposal. Shame on the owners. For this one year they could have bitten the bullet and had severe losses. One year to get things back on track.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    So sad, we could have had an amazing 110 game season, except the owners won't fit the bill. Woulda helped our country at this time, too, having baseball. Instead just more tiring conflict. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/06/mlb-rejects-mlbpa-proposal-no-counter.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I hope they cave. After no sports at all, 110 baseball games would be perfect. Please let the players win.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Author of this piece has had it ... his mayor told people to go to this rally of thousands, covid be damned. Meanwhile, locked down the past three months. I'm sure people will just dismiss this as racist, and you won't see any famous media reporters writing this cause they'd probably be fired, but in the spirit of accepting other people's rights to feel the way they want to feel in America, it's worth a read. Same governors who locked it down encouraging thousands of people to attend rallies. Some might see it as a double standard. https://regiehammblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/31/done/?fbclid=IwAR0nluJH0ZYQZ91ILysCOztrlW3mRkWhId4k0HKeRVy3afgBFPl-v5AS4ls
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm not "worried" but wondering. We have two active cases for weeks now. Our hospital may have to close because it has had so little business amid waiting for COVID cases. We had 2000 people all bunched close together with no masks Sunday night during the protest. Of course I'm wondering if we'll go from two cases to a lot more. I'm not discounting COVID exists. I disagree with almost everything the governor has done here but I wear my mask in situations where I'm showing respect. And I'm ordered to at church. Why wouldn't I be curious if a gathering of 2000 would spike our case total?
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    George Floyd Thread

    I'm worried about physical America right now in terms of if this goes on, all cities will physically be destroyed. At some point the looters and arsonists have to be physically stopped or we will have no cities. When are they going to attack and burn down apartment complexes and homes in neighborhoods to go with the businesses? Eventually they we will be without power and water if they get organized enough to attack those things and the anarchy is going to affect our ability to just survive (food, water, shelter). The people who are making the trouble and not peacefully protesting. have to be stopped before everything gets burned to a crisp. Why can't we identify the organized groups causing the trouble and stop them before it's too late? If this goes on night after night all summer and our police don't stop it (one NYC cop admitted he's laying down cause he doesn't want to get hurt and if he fights back he'll be fired for too much force) we will all be without shelter and food. Can somebody give us updates on Illinois violence on a daily basis? I'm worried about Naperville after last night.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Feels weird to have many stores opening up in Lawrence, Ks. We've only got 2 active cases now and only had 60 or so total at its worse. Should be interesting to see how it spikes after the protests. Also teams start arriving June 15.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Monday night in New York. Looters raiding Macy's and other stores. Looks like NYC is in trouble tonight.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    The players want 100 plus games? Yes! Adopt that. That would be so cool to get that many games out of the 2020 season. Game after game til Halloween, then the playoffs? Yes!
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    George Floyd Thread

    Amen. And those people must be stopped. The ones who are organized from afar and there to cause chaos and destroy a city.
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    George Floyd Thread

    At the risk of getting this topic closed, and getting in trouble, can I ask if I'm allowed to be sad when I see the city of Chicago torched and graffittied and shattered (windows) and looted and see my city of Kansas City torched and graffittied and shattered (windows)? Two beautiful cities being assaulted? I've watched two of Martin Luther King's closest relatives on TV saying he would be so sad at this. And I am of the opinion the troublemakers for the most part are planted in cities to cause as much destruction as they can. I am a believer in things can change if we don't give up and we can achieve change and justice without violence. Seeing a mob of white kids (the video I saw they were white kids) destroy a mall gleefully over the pretense of protest in Scottsdale, Arizona actually makes me sad. I wish people would listen to Martin Luther King's living relatives and how sad they are too. Don't worry, this is my only post on the matter as I pray for everybody's safety in the United States.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    They are going to have a rule on protocol. I wonder if there have been any leaks in the media on what the rule will be. I haven't heard one good solution on how to handle that. I mean the way they are treating the reopening of our library is so fricking intense and involving making it as pristine as a hospital ICU unit before opening ... I'd think some industry such as baseball would shut down that team for 2 weeks if somebody is positive. I would think if we have some cases of players during the upcoming spring training they'll just cancel the season. What is their other option? Let's say a player gets it and testing shows one other player has it ... how can they just ignore it and play ball even though there are so few deaths in that age range? If there is a plan I haven't seen it.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Illinois governor tonight was subject of a report on that station nobody seems to like (FOX News) as the governor who has proven to be one of the most power hungry governors during COVID. Michigan and Cali up there too. The piece did not present him in a positive light. Just wondered how you all would rate his performance during COVID 1 through 10. I know Illinois is losing a lot of population because of taxes; If and I say IF he's perceived as a bad governor, maybe even more will bolt from the city and state. Don't shoot the messenger; just saying what tonight's report was on TV. I'd give the Kansas governor a 3 out of 10.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    There are so many self interests involved do you trust anybody? I don't. Why should I? There's so much corruption in everything. Look at Illinois politics through the years. Look at sports. I wish we could trust people. Bots, foreign countries planting stuff on our social media. Democrats/Republicans doing anything to make the other side look bad. Racists. Deaths caused by police on their own citizens. God help us learn the truth.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Thanks for the sugestions. I will try to abide. If I am allowed a quick rebuttal. To No. 1: When is the last time I mentioned Rush or a Trump tweet. Geez. I can't believe how despised I am. But it is what it is. As Sally Field would say, "You hate me. You hate me."
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I should take a vote and see if a majority of people want me to resist commenting on politics and COVID-19 corona or continue commenting. I do not wish to ruin days of people by my posts, but I do rather enjoy posting my feelings as it helps me get my anger off my chest during lockdown.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Are the new projections terrible for Texas this summer? Haven't read that yet albeit I've not read everything. Scary if COVID isn't abating during the summer months cause my greg "eyetest" and my past history tells me a whole lotta people get viruses during the winter. OMGosh a whole lot. No matter WHAT I do, I get three horrific cough/colds each winter. And plane travel?? Immediate germs/colds/coughs. God help us all if COVID is disastrous this summer cause we know what's coming.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    As far as bringing up the same stuff, that confuses me. Most of my posts are responding to current news reports and how mad I am as a result of whatever was said on them.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Thank you, sir. I wish we could return to sports and "play ball." Or "drop the puck." Politics and corona are important but we need sports.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    They sure don't seem to be in any hurry. They're going to talk Friday?? Geez, the clock keeps ticking on the summer. Maybe it'd help if NHL gets the puck rolling with its 24 team tourney format. Get it going, NBA, NHL, MLB, please.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    PM me if you have specific questions that I haven't addressed on here. I think I address a lot of questions. Bottom line: I am a huge huge Sox fan who is passionate about "some" world and U.S. issues. That is all. If I'm wrong I'm wrong, but when I discuss things with people in person I don't get the huge disgust I get from some on here. I also try to be polite. Note I haven't mentioned hair or any personal annoyances since I got my hair cut. Issue SOLVED finally by the government opening up.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Hmmm, there are some in between. The people who are a.) starving and homeless from this. b.) confused and scared how they are supposed to feed their 3 kids when they've been laid off work and the mortgage is beyond due and the refrigerator is empty and the credit cards maxed.
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