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  1. SCCWS

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Rays should be a playoff team based on last year's showing.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    NFL is in a good place right now. Maybe we need to add more player contact in MLB. Open season on catchers blocking the plate again.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Hopefully, if an agreement gets hashed out, every team should do "spring training" in their own stadiums. Arizona and Florida are experiencing rampant increases in covid cases this week.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I believe Boston does not provide a discount for season ticket parking. Their rates last year ran $50 down to $10. based on distance from park
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    You could but more likely in fantasy baseball. Just an estimate, but f you are going to have expanded playoffs, then you would have to still finish regular season 1st week of October. In 2019, playoffs started 10/1 and ended 10/30. You would also have to play 7 days a week for 12 weeks starting 1st week of July resulting in 3 weeks spring training beginning tomorrow. Maybe expand rosters to accommodate individual players getting time off while teams play every day as well as covering disabled list problems. I am assuming no AAA play. That would get you to 80 games w a couple of rain days included. My gut says 55-60 games max seems more likely.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I agree w the commish. . On June 19, Nippon Professional Baseball will open its pandemic-delayed season, roughly three months late, commissioner Atsushi Saito told an online press conference https://jballallen.com/npb-goes-viral-season-to-start-on-june-19/
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    If Spring training is 4 weeks, would that end up being something like 2 weeks of training and 2 weeks of spring training games?
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I doubt they will actually play 80 games at this point. Even if you reached an agreement this week and started 7/13, that would mean 3 weeks of spring training vs the normal 6. I doubt they will play 12 weeks of 7 games so I think 6 per week(72 total) would be the max not counting any rainouts.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I assume 4 weeks but it seems odd NBA looks like they will use almost 6 weeks of training. Rumor is hoops starting in mid July and they also have the advantage of no weather issues.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    FWIW---Normal spring training lasts 6 weeks. I would guess they will cut it back to 4 weeks.So I think even if they come to a resolution by this weekend we could be looking at starting around July 15th or 70 games. Maybe add a few extra pitchers to roster to adjust for pitchers needing to build up innings. Since we are quickly getting into the heat of summer, we could see starters build up more quickly than a normal season.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I think the amount of testing will make a difference. Say you test weekly and a player tests positive. You not only have to test the rest of the team but also every opponent in the last X number of games.
  12. SCCWS

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Very few agree there will be a vaccine by the Fall. January 2021 might be a possibility.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Agree but that might not translate into development especially at the AAA level.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    That was my question about minor league baseball. . If there are no minor league games this year, we probably won't see guys develop.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    We have been discussing possible scenarios where the MLB could play a "season" where teams could possibly play in warm weather sites or their own sites as well as realignment and limited games. I wonder if MLB has done similar planning for minor league baseball. I spend the summer in New England and yesterday the RI Governor pretty much closed down any events w 50 or more people involved. RI has a AAA team which would be affected since two teams would have at least 50 people. It got me thinking that even if MLB got some sort of season going, we could also see the minor leagues assemble play in warm weather sites in the fall /winter so they do not also lose a whole year of minor league development.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I think the question, though, is the curve flattening because so many things are shut down. I think the month of May will tell us a lot. As things start opening up, do the numbers still stay flat or do they start going up again like Germany is experiencing. But it does seem that MLB, in some form, could be back by mid-late summer.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I do think another factor for MLB as well as the other major sports will be the economy. A lot of companies support professional sports with season ticket and box purchases as well as advertising. Many companies in 2021 may be struggling and will look to reduce/eliminate spending in areas that affect their balance sheet. Add in the average fan that due to lost wages will not attend as many games as he/she used to.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    A wildcard in the mix is some early testing data is indicating that Latinos are more susceptible to the virus. Probably by summer there will be enough data to make a better determination but that could be a factor affecting MLB as much as any sport.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Vaccines given ahead of time are used to ward off or lessen the effect of a virus. Currently there are some antidotes( i.e. blood plasma ) being tested on patients w the virus to attempt to assist them in recovery.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I think a better possibility would be an antidote. I would think a vaccine would be at least a year away but they already have having some success w possible antidotes.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    NHL could require all players to wear a face shield which some players do already. NBA will be a real challenge until we see some improvement in the numbers.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    I agree but I am not sure the testing is the biggest obstacle. Say you test all the players and none test positive and so you begin play w no fans. What happens if a player(s) tests positive on the retest in 5 days or 10 days? That team has to have some degree of isolation and it could extend to other teams they played.
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    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    There is a difference. MLB teams offer Flu shots to their teams so in most cases it would lessen the effects of a virus. https://www.google.com/search?as_q=&as_epq=do+mlb+players+get+flu+shots&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=
  24. Whether you play in AZ or the Northeast, the problem of containment will still exist. Right now a person can be contagious for several days without symptoms. So if you test everyone and then start playing and a player/coach gets sick, the whole team would have to be quarantined. So that team and possibly the opponent(s) they played would have to withdraw from games for a period of time. Until they find a cure or till it stops spreading so easily, I don't see how sports can take place,
  25. There will be sports but I doubt we will see MLB in 2020. If the 2nd round comes next fall and it is controlled, then I think the winter sports will start their seasons around November 1st.
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