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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:58 AM

how about a mock baseball league

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Baseball is not really a contact sport, as are hockey, football, soccer, & basketball. Players do not get close to other players as constantly in the latter 4 sports.
It appears more likely the major league baseball season will be cancelled this year.
In its stead and for morale, a 'mock baseball league' could be played, including a mock world series.

Teams could opt in or out, as well as players. Volunteer players could be drawn from both major and minor leagues, using existing team logos etc, IE yankees dodgers et al.
Players would need all be tested for corona virus 19, using the 15 minute test, prior to each game, sit 6 ft apart in dugouts, and wear masks at all times.
Base stealing would be disallowed so infielders need not hold runners, as well as hit and run disallowed, with maybe 3 step leadoff only until ball is hit.
Play in minor league parks perhaps, no attendance. Play in safer areas. Might be safer to play here than walk the streets in town or city, eh?
Have a 30 to 40 game season, 2 games per week, televised, something to watch live rather than flashbacks to eye rolling settled playoffs from the past.
No wildcards, 3 game playoffs for top 4 teams, and a 7 game world series.

Take me home to the ball game, stay away from the crowd.
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marble falls Apr 2020 #1

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:18 AM

1. Got one already started ...

The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh ...

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Baseball-Association-Henry-Waugh/dp/0452260302

The book uses the conceit of a baseball strategy game played by the protagonist to ask questions about reality and morality, life and death. It is a strange trick to think of the characters in the game as pretend and the main character, Henry Waugh, as real since he too is a character in a simulacrum.

Gteat book when I read it in the '70's after reading a section in Playboy (remember when Playboy was a source of good literature?).

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