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Jack Parkman

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  1. 2 hours ago, EloyJenkins said:

    Absolutely. I know he gets a bad rap here...but him and Boers in their heyday were incredible. Between some of their feuds, who ya crapping, and the way they handled 911, he is indeed bulletproof. I always wondered why he didn't get more involved with White Sox broadcasting since baseball is a big deal to him. Interested to see who gets the gig.

    I absolutely love Bernstein's shows. The years where Boers was sick and Rozner would fill in occasionally were pretty awesome too. 

    I wish that Rozner would have stuck around at the Score because he and Bernstein were great. The McGowan stuff was an all timer. 


  2. 19 minutes ago, Middle Buffalo said:

    Parkman’s cousin is somewhat wrong.
    It’s monsoon season June 15 til the end of September. Not usually a ton of rain, but definitely some violent thunder and windstorms from time to time. It is humid - not Texas or Chicago humid - but humid enough when combined with 110 degrees that outside work isn’t easy.

    Most construction work is done by 2pm. Road construction is done at night. Being outside during the day is no joke. It’s not even comfortable to swim - the sun is so brutal. I hardly ever swim before dinner.

    That's was my understanding of what "monsoon season" was. If it has little to do with rain and more to do with windstorms, then that was my misinterpretation of it. I just heard "monsoon" and made an assumption. I assumed they were quick T storms that lasted maybe 30 mins or so that came and went, usually at night, kinda like what happens in the Tampa, FL area all summer. 


  3. 42 minutes ago, Middle Buffalo said:

    July thru September outside in AZ are no joke. I assume they’d play night games, but it’s actually humid during those months in addition to being 100+ every day. 

     

    Rainouts would make it nearly impossible....Mid July through Mid September is Monsoon season and there's a thunderstorm every other day. (according to my cousin who has lived there for 25 years) 


  4. 26 minutes ago, default said:

    The idea that opinions can exist in the middle, that something can be both good and bad, is a foreign topic to many.   Hyperbole, polarization and false dichotomies are the new norm because they provide an identity for those who feel they need one.  And from this comes the-- "If you don't hate Trump, this means you support him and I hate you." --nonsense.

    There is a difference between politics and violation of human rights:

    examples: 

    Debating immigration policy: Politics

    Locking kids in cages/family separation: Violation of human rights

    Debating where we should spend our tax money: Politics

    Leaving poor people to die when they get sick because of lack of affordability and access to healthcare: Violation of human rights

    I could go on. 

     

    The fact that we can't even agree on what is or isn't a basic human right is why there is vitriol. 

    It has crossed the line from politics to right vs. wrong for so many people. That's where the disconnect comes from, that's where the anger and rage comes from. 


  5. 6 minutes ago, default said:

    OMG dude.  

    It's actually not that ridiculous. 

    That article that Caufield posted claims that a more realistic timeframe for a vaccine that is safe and effective is 12-18 YEARS, not 12-18 months. 

    If that's the case, then what can possibly be done other than to accept mass casualties from this thing?

    It is what it is. 

    If social distancing measures are the only thing keeping it from running rampant, than it appears we have two choices: 

    Either social distance until they figure it out, or......just accept the loss of life. 


  6. 49 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

    Here comes another task force meeting/campaign rally/expressions of appreciation from everyone who gets to speak other than Dr. Fauci.

    We’ve passed 9/11, Pearl Harbor and the Titanic.

     

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/31/politics/red-states-blue-cities-coronavirus/index.html
    Just not sure how the mayors and governors and Federal government can possibly find a way to resolve these simmering disputes unless the push comes from the President to overrule 5 GOP governors (five already going against admin and making their own decisions.)

     

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/31/us/coronavirus-vaccine-timetable-concerns-experts-invs/index.html Scientific community starts pushing back on 12-18 month timeframe for vaccine.

    Yeah, if that's true, that it took them 13 years in the best conditions to get a safe vaccine for SARS, then well....This might be the new normal for the next decade plus. 

    I honestly don't know what can be done other than to build hospitals because this thing is so damn contagious, that everyone is going to get it eventually, and those that survive the first time will probably get it again. 

    This is a huge setback to the human species. We're all fucked.

    With how quickly this bug spreads, it seems contracting it is unavoidable over the long term. 


  7. 1 hour ago, southsider2k5 said:

    Seeing as the length of the Wuhan lockdown is supposed to be 11 weeks, that seems to be a pretty good starting point, especially since our lockdown doesn't look nearly like China's.

    Right, and because our lockdown isn't a strict don't leave your house for any reason whatsoever, its going to take longer. I's say 4 months is a bare minimum, if you put it into perspective that's July 15th. It's more likely to be 6 months. 

     

    In order to keep R<1.0, basically the only difference between now and what can be opened are restaurants and schools, and restaurants have to be limited to under 50 ppl at a time. 

     

    EDIT: With the scientific community pushing back on 12-18 months for a vaccine, and a more realistic timeframe being 12-18 years, I don't see how we can function as a society anymore. This thing is really apocalyptic. 

    Nothing will ever be the same. 


  8. 2 minutes ago, hogan873 said:

    It's not the vaccine that will be the decision maker.  It's all about testing.  Mass-testing has to be available...that and the social distancing needs to show that it's flattening the curve.

    This is the killer...they need to test everyone weekly. 

    There's no way that anything could possibly be safe unless they've tested everyone...like once a week. Mass testing has gone beyond the point of feasibility. 


  9. 7 minutes ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

    Why June of 2021? Over a year from now?

    Because I don't believe public gatherings will be allowed until there is a vaccine, and it proves effective. 

    They said in February that 12-18 months was a best case scenario for a vaccine. It may be even longer than that. 

    As soon as these social distancing measures are lifted, COVID 19 roars back.

    There being baseball in 2021 is like a best case scenario. 

    In a realistic scenario, sports return some time in 2022. 

    I honestly don't think our current predicament is going to last weeks or months, but years. 

    I'm not expecting anything to be normal until 2022 at the earliest. 


  10. 36 minutes ago, mqr said:

    Toronto just banned public events until June 30. So I would set your expectations around that. 

    Can't say I necessarily agree with setting dates out that far. Not that I think it won't ultimately be necessary, but why not take it a few weeks at a time? 

    This is the death blow to the MLB season. I can't possibly see how they can have a season when the earliest they can start is July 1st. 

    Guys, as much as I hate to say this, the best case scenario for sports is for there to be a 120 game MLB season starting in June 2021. 

    I believe all sports will miss the 2020 or 2020-21 seasons. 

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  11. 30 minutes ago, Moan4Yoan said:

    Just change your TV to any other channel and this won’t be a problem.  There is a majority in the media and it sure isn’t the right wing.

    What planet do you live on? In what way is the media majority NOT right wing? 

    At the end of the day news media companies make their money selling to advertisers, and anything that upsets those people will be censored. 

    Maybe you and I have a different opinion of what "right wing" is because I prefer to use the international context and by that standard both political parties in the US are right of center, with the GOP being radical right. 

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  12. 8 minutes ago, Chisoxfn said:

    Leadership is not our commander in chief's strong suit. Stonewalling people and being a miserable person who grinds people into things...that is more his suit/style.  And its tough during a time like this. He's made matters worse as has all of the current modern day politics in general. Sucks that we are currently beyond the days where an individual could actually vote across the aisle without being completely butchered in public.  

    The two political parties are so far apart on so many issues that reaching across the aisle feels like selling out your constituents. 

    Congress is completely paralyzed, and it's a giant game of chicken. One side always caves, and the other always gets what they want by digging their heels in and throwing temper tantrums. 

    The ideological gap is so huge that idk if we're going to be able to come together even when facing a non-human existential threat. 

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