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  1. Harry Chappas

    2020 College Football thread

    They can because they don't need the revenue or the enrollment. It is easy for them to do.
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    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    He was really open about his mental health at Soxfest. This situation is very concerning on a few levels with COVID being well down on the list.
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    2 White Sox have Covid 19

    The Athletic had a good article about guys working out in Florida over the pandemic. There are a good number of guys that want to play because it is what they want to do. A major league career is not that long and to just give up a season is not something you do lightly especially if you are in your prime. I get Price and Zimmerman etc. but even Eloy giving up 60 games is not something he will do rather easily. If you make $600K a year, $200K is a lot. Especially if you are spending like you make $600K a year. The positive cases thus far have not come from opening the baseball season.
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    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    I disagree with you on the "mascot" approach. I like when a team uses the tribe name because in a way it honors their heritage and really is the only time you would hear of these tribes. The racist mascots of chief Wahoo, the tomahawk chop and Redskins need to all go away maybe even the FSU depiction. Then you get to the Blackhawk logo.....seems to fall in line with U of I war dance and FSU representation.......leave the tribe name but change the depiction.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    What Illinois did better was remain locked down and opened gradually and in Chicago area mask wearing indoors is virtually 100%. Illinois was hammered early and is now in managing well while there are other states that have now exploded. Those are the states now that have set us back and that is 100% on the federal government. The warmer climates are now moving indoors while in Illinois people are more outdoors.....well until the excessive heat is now hitting us hard. It is the indoor groups that are causing this boom.
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    Cubs 2020

    If he was smart, this would be season ending.
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    Ex-teammate alleges Grandal took roids in front of teammates

    This kind of reeks of the SCORE trying to sling some mud at the White Sox. No other reason. He was suspended what's the point of it now? Why is Cody Decker given a soap box?
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    The playoffs are always bullshit. The regular season champion should be the champion on an evenly based schedule. If you want to do AL v NL that is fine but the best team in the regular season is the best team case closed. Not some team that gets hot/lucky for the playoffs. Only sport that I think needs playoffs is football. College basketball conference tournaments drive me nuts.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I went to Michigan last weekend and live in Chicago southland. I think the message is pretty clear be outside and socially distant and if inside wear a mask. SW Michigan masks seemed to be the exception in Illinois it seems to be a rarity to see a person without a mask in a somewhat confined space. The IL numbers to me are acceptable if this is life. The part of this disease that gave me the most angst was the surface transmission and the clarity on that has eased some angst (i.e. cleaning every product I bought from the grocery story for a family of 5). I can keep my space from anyone anywhere as I never like to be close to people, kind of an OCD thing. The White House simply needs to push the narrative that wearing a mask is a much better option than not wearing a mask simple as that. I have lost all respect for a person on social media who is now acting like CO2 poisoning will be what kills us all....yes the medical professions who wear masks have not researched the affects of mask wearing but Karen from Hinsdale has figured out the risk....SMH. I want to defriend her but it is now a study in how long she will hold onto that anchor. If the White House comes out and now states that we should wear masks, is Trump done for in Nov?
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Starting to think Illinois and Chicago are not too bad to be right now. Oh and wear your mask!
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    Sox planning on having fans present in small amounts

    Id pay $200 to sit in the upper corner with a facemask in 30 degree weather in the rain to watch my White Sox.
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    Trade Players in ST

    Tanking teams will be selling anything and everything especially if there is a salary attached. You could see a ton of trades early as the GM's have had months to do nothing but time to dream up trades.
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    2020 60 game sprint to the finish

    This is exciting because there is really nothing else to do.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Social media continues to prove to me that a greater majority of the population are pretty much idiots than I would have hoped. What is the government going to do with the information that I went to visit my father yesterday, am at work and may stop at the grocery store this afternoon. Hell I tell my car insurance company my every move in an attempt to save a few hundred bucks. If you don't want to be traced use a burner phone when conducting those activities. Wearing a mask does not cure or prevent COVID but it does reduce the chances of getting it. I would think that concept is an easy one. A friend of mine is begging people to come back to work and they refuse, not because of COVID but because of the government paying people to remain unemployed. I am really starting to fear for this world.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I find the whole not wearing a mask thing rather amazing to me.
  16. Welcome to America in the year 2020.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I'm about to say fuck baseball. These owners are trash.
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    Claudell Washington died

    Do it all Claudell.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    White Sox v Cubs 1 week of spring training games would be epically awesome.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    My angst comes from the fact that this should have been worked out over the 2 and half months when there was nothing going on instead of making certain every last drop of blood was drained from the turnip. I know it is a business and all of that. The agreement in March did not address the fact that there would be no fans and nobody seemed to want to discuss that until now. We are now opening up at my place of employment and I am rather irritated that there are departments that did nothing over the last 3 months when there was an opportunity to make great strides in upgrading the business model. I am in finance and we converted three of our software systems and overhauled HR. Maybe the world is just getting he better of me but I love baseball and saw a gift given to them to be first out of the gate but instead they looking like they will blow this chance and be irrelevant when they begin.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    On the radio this morning they were talking about how they could start spring training. Imagine the coverage the next four weeks just covering spring training.......nope...maybe they will start when basketball and hockey are running their playoff tourneys.....then baseball will run their playoff tourney when football and yes golf will control the weekends. It really is amazing how baseball shoots themselves in the head. Revenue in every sport is up because of advertising so please do not tell me how baseball has never been more popular.
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    Where is Jake Burger?

    This guy really can't catch a break, in that he seemed to finally be healthy and now the season is gone.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I hate that I love baseball so much. There is no sport that pisses on their fans as much as baseball does.
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    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    I'm not certain underslot/overslot is a great idea in this draft especially in Shirley's maiden voyage.
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    George Floyd Thread

    Should every citizen have respect for the rule of law and others that would be great. Unfortunately we have seen in the last week how people will react to their own vices.....and I am not speaking about protesters.