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Report: Baseball could face shutdown if coronavirus isnít better managed, MLB commissioner warns.
Fox 8 ^ | July 31, 2020 | Natasha Anderson

Posted on 07/31/2020 8:58:57 PM PDT by L.A.Justice

NEW YORK (WJW) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred warns the sport will shut down for the season if the coronavirus isn’t managed better, sources told ESPN.

Manfred reportedly told this information to the MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark on Friday.

The reported conversation follows multiple coronavirus outbreaks within the league.

(Excerpt) Read more at fox8.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; coronavirus
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I watch Korean pro baseball on ESPN...

How does the Korean league deal with a player testing positive? The league will shut down for three weeks and then continue...

Korean league does not end until end of November...

So far Korean league did not have to shut down because of some player testing positive...

OK...Korean league is smaller than MLB...Korea is smaller than US...Korea has Covid-19 mostly "under control"...

I guess the Commissioner is serious about having to cancel the MLB season...

I am watching the Rangers vs. Giants game now...Many Giants players and coaches are wearing masks in the dugout...

1 posted on 07/31/2020 8:58:57 PM PDT by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice

How do you hold a runner on the bag while social distancing???

Just issue everybody Chloroquine tablets and

PLAY BALL!!!


2 posted on 07/31/2020 9:06:29 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas ( January 20, 2017, High Noon. The end of an error.)
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To: L.A.Justice

Please shut it down. Someone will keep getting it every game and we can’t stand your sport any longer.

End our misery by going bankrupt.


3 posted on 07/31/2020 9:07:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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Awwww. The cardboard cutouts will be so sad 😢🙃
4 posted on 07/31/2020 9:08:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: L.A.Justice

Is that a threat or a promise?


5 posted on 07/31/2020 9:09:54 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: L.A.Justice

Do Koreans love their country or hate it like corporate American traitor baseball players?


6 posted on 07/31/2020 9:16:24 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Jane Long

2 cardboard cutouts were creamed by a foul ball the other night at the Indians game.
Somehow I could give a crap.


7 posted on 07/31/2020 9:17:08 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special: Half baked: 50c)
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To: L.A.Justice

This is so easy to fix.

Every player needs to wear “black lives matter” on their shirts, and every team needs to hang “black lives matter” banners from their dugout.

It makes you immune to the virus.

It’s science!


8 posted on 07/31/2020 9:19:12 PM PDT by cgbg (Masters don't want slaves talking about masters and slaves.)
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To: cgbg

So true


9 posted on 07/31/2020 9:21:36 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
The coommissioner should be sued, then fired.
Oh, and BTW, everyone should stop watching MLB, NFL, NBA, WNBA, soccer, and all other woke cancel-culture sports a-holes. Pull the plug on extra-cost ESPN and other sports broadcasting. Not one more dime.

10 posted on 07/31/2020 9:27:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: L.A.Justice

Is anyone even watching this farce of a season?


11 posted on 07/31/2020 9:28:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: L.A.Justice

where do you watch Korean baseball?...what channel?


12 posted on 07/31/2020 9:29:49 PM PDT by cherry
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Luck we’re in the middle of the freaking summer as far as it’s gone gone gone they’ve been Trying to act like it’s still around but a day and it’s going to get further away because it’s hot 🥵 hot 🥵 hot 🥵
13 posted on 07/31/2020 9:34:45 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Trump winning express ! Yea haw ! Trump pence II!)
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To: cherry

where do you watch Korean baseball?...what channel?

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Usually on ESPN 2 at 5:30 AM (Eastern Time)...Tuesday through Sunday...

I use my Amazon Fire stick to access ESPN app...I just watch Korean baseball on Demand...


14 posted on 07/31/2020 9:41:03 PM PDT by L.A.Justice
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To: Phillyred

Do Koreans love their country or hate it like corporate American traitor baseball players?

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I don’t think Korean national anthem is played before the baseball game...

However, any player who does not show respect during Korean national anthem will be punished one way or other...In my opinion...I really doubt that any Korean professional league would tolerate any kind of disrespect for national anthem...Korea is really different from US in some ways...


15 posted on 07/31/2020 9:48:53 PM PDT by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice

It appears the Marlins didn’t take some of the directives seriously and now have a large outbreak on their hands, sending ripples through clubhouses on the East Coast. Then two Cardinals players turned up positive.

I wonder, first, how many of these test turn up false positives? IIRC, they test for antibodies, not the actual virus.

Secondly, the media is breathlessly hyping every COVID case. They’re trying to shut down football as well. How seriously Manfraud is about canceling the season is questionable. Surely, baseball doesn’t want the bad optics of daily COVID counts in the press but they also don’t want to bail on a season with big playoff honey pot which might salvage some bankrolls around the league.

My guess is this is more of a warning for teams to treat this more seriously. FWIW, the masks seem rather silly to me. Maybe wear them in the dugout and the clubhouse but, on the field, they would just hinder breathing.


16 posted on 07/31/2020 10:02:02 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Face masks are simply mouth diapers for liberals.)
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To: ResponseAbility

What’s baseball?


17 posted on 07/31/2020 10:19:39 PM PDT by cabbieguy ("I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up"can't be counted)
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To: L.A.Justice

After all the knees. No one gives a s**t


18 posted on 07/31/2020 10:20:44 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigedLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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Who cares? Let them shut it down. No fans, no money.


19 posted on 07/31/2020 10:21:42 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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Shut down the prima-donnas. Screw the kneeling pukes!


20 posted on 07/31/2020 10:29:36 PM PDT by vpintheak (Live free, or die!)
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