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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    In illinois and Indiana testing really will be easy. I recommend going to state-run facilities as I experienced and other anecdotal experience they seem to be consistently faster in turnaround than some private labs like the CVS drive thrus. In texas/florida right now, not so much.
  2. * external event leading to massive suppression of salaries * Reinsdorf: Rick I think this offseason let’s again try to find the exact equilibrium of supply and demand for some marquee free agents.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    I think they just wanted to hit their regional games contracts. I am not that into the development angle. They played almost 80% of their season, and the hardpart comes later. I think if they can get some organized scrimmages that makes sense, but to throw these zombie teams together, I don't know. Now if it was playing to be in the nba next year I'm in. Last two spots become Dleague.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    A surprisingly very good day for illinois. Yesterday had a 2.9% pos rate but was the first day to actually show the drop from idph being closed on 7/4, with only 18k tests and a 620 cases announced. Today then sees a lower 587 case count with 28k tests processed, a 2.1% rate. That actually lowers the 7 day to 2.5%. The state really needs to get through this month under 3 before its test and trace program is up and running. So every day is fingers crossed.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    They can do that without threatening to show me boylenball
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    The second bubble is the absolute worst idea. Why even take away focus from the playoffs anyway?
  7. Quick google search didn't find anything since march
  8. Right, and the takeaway from the seattle series was that the sox had really promising pitching that would continue to pair with the offense moving forward. Then the really rough growing pains/injuries of wells, garland, biddle, parque, barcelo, rauch, wright, etc ...
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    I realize with DC you can kinda co-opt all of america since its the capital but kinda weird since geographically very little linkage. But then again there are no bears in chicago. Or wizards in dc...
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    So desean jackson should be released. I'm not sure you could parody a more antisemitic thing than that, honestly.
  11. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-mlb-undrafted-free-agent-tracker-agreements-for-all-30-teams/ No signings yet for Sox. 4 players total reported.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    For me I'd have illinois in a modified phase 3 with much more leniency on outdoor activities but would not allow the indoor restaurants/bars that are allowed now.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The difference is Illinois gets a lot more international traffic than indiana, wisconsin or any other neighboring state both due to its economy but also being a hub for several airlines. Being in that first group with a lot of cases was going to be more crippling than those that are seeing bad cases now. They were incapable of testing anyone but those already hospitalized, there was less PPE, there was less treatment knowledge, and less knowledge of spread. We are fortunate to even know there are this many cases in TX and FL among young population, that was not the case in March. So yeah, among those early hit states Illinois did very favorably when you compare it to DC and NYC metro that received a lot of the European traffic.
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    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    I'd advise not running with rumors. Why would he even need to go to indiana? Bars are open in illinois.
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    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    Yes this is one reason why mlb needs to get their stuff in order on this testing frequency. The good thing from his experience was getting tests each day. If it tested negative, the positive test may not have had results until day 6+
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    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    Unfortunately false negatives will happen, but was he brought in when he tested positive? If not, then what you described is going to kind of be the way things operate.
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    Hamilton on Disney +

    I watched it friday. It was a very good film production. That said, it feels a lot longer watching as a movie than at the theatre, where the intermission also does a lot more for you.
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    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    I'm not sure I understand where this happened as I was checked out. Do they think the players had this prior to arriving in chicago or after?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I think this is where the aerosol controversy will come to play. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/04/health/239-experts-with-one-big-claim-the-coronavirus-is-airborne.html We are again in a situation where the WHO is slowplaying this but it is hard to believe otherwise. With aerosol transmission it can build up and hang where there is little air flow, and social distancing will not matter enough. At my work they said people will not need to wear masks when at their desks since we will be 6 ft apart...I'm guessing that is what many firms will follow (cdc advice after all). And it could be a mistake as big as the terrible mask advice. Should we be trying to scale up medical-type air filters to deploy in schools/office buildings the way air planes have? It sure seems who and official cdc guidance have been more cautious about recommending guidelines which may have a high monetary cost and medium risk of it being unnecessary even when it may have a high human cost if it is necessary.
  20. I'd say the 2000 team was one that brought a lot of sox fans home after the strike. Why was it not more beloved? One - I think it is a popular team to be honest but here's my takes: 1) Definitely the quick exit/sweep especially with some pretty listless games. 2) Failed to live up to its promise: - That young pitching staff that seemed to be on the verge was essentially all gone by 2002 except buerhle - hardly a staple of who we remember on that team - Players like magglio and lee really had their more dominant years later as they took on the team - 2001 was just one of the most unlikeable teams ever, between clayton, wells, and much of the number 1 farm system flaming out at once - On that came out of nowhere and was gone just as fast. The 2003 team did not feel much like that 2000 team at all (though it had the konerko, magglio, lee, thomas threads), and the 2005 team felt nothing like that 2003 team. It was like a bizarro world for a year, like if the 2016 team had actually kept that pace for some weird year. That said, man jose valentin was the best.
  21. He pushed these back after an article on how there was too little info on players since they signed earlier and earlier and the teams typically hid them after verbal agreements. Highlights: Yolbert: Tatis: Bailey: Veras: There is more so this is being nice. Small write-up, several follow-ups to 2018-19 class.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I went to starved rock last weekend. I am not huge on outdoor usage when you know you can make space, but there was maybe 2% mask usage including us. And it gets hard to avoid packs of people waiting to move. We just left and went back to camp. But the. Walking past the visitor center and other indoor areas they had signs with masks required and nobody had any. Where I live I don’t remember the last time I saw someone indoors without a mask.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Excellent info in here: https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/efficacy-facemasks-coronavirus.php
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    Market/Financial Thread

    Sorry. I was responding in that paragraph to your previous post about being angry that they didn’t unwind more during the good economy but didn’t quote it.
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