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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:53 AM

Mock Baseball League Needed

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.


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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:00 AM

1. I think they will have a season.

Opening day will be the 4th of July. Agree with testing each player before each game.

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Response to jimmy the one (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:21 AM

2. That is a seriously bad idea. No way.

Airplanes, airports, busses, lodging, locker rooms, weight rooms, food service, etc.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 08:48 AM

3. health workers are the ones to worry

that is a seriously bad idea. No way.
Airplanes, airports, busses, lodging, locker rooms, weight rooms, food service, etc.


It would be voluntary, and no attendance. Could stay in one area for games, accessible by bus, as is the current plan for MLB in arizona I thinks.
Consider over 50,000 hospital and health workers who risk their lives daily working with it, I just thought maybe a thousand volunteers playing live baseball might help morale at a much lower risk.
One thing tho is sweat, which might be offensive to some since covid is spread by co-mingling moistness. So play the games in the north in the mornings, where sweaty forearms touching others might send recipients into conniption fits, would be less common. Arizona does have dry heat tho, dunno if this in itself eliminates sweaty body parts.

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