Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Not Going to Happen

I'm working again today, reveling in the opportunity to be earning a few dollars to pay some bills.  I'm going to do my best to get a post up about 2005 later on this evening.

I saw the news being reported earlier about a possible May start for Major League Baseball in Arizona. It's nice that this story has given those of us who write about baseball as a job or hobby something to talk about, but I don't believe there is any chance that this comes to pass.

Even with constant testing and some type of lockdown for players it would seem to me that the risk of a player getting infected and starting a mini pandemic inside of baseball seems too high to take a chance.  I still think that it's unlikely that baseball returns at all in 2020, but even if it does I think it would take months to work out a safe enough way of doing it, not weeks.

I'd love to believe this would happen, but what this sounds like to me is some writers taking an option that was batted about and trying to turn it into a story.  For myself, I stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago.


If you could indulge a quick plug, I've been enjoying Mack's Coronavirus Edition Daily Thoughts at his Mack's Mets web site.  Mack was very supportive of me when I reared my ugly head back on the internet and I'd like to return the favor.  If you haven't checked it out yet, please do so.


Update: Since I originally posted this I found a pretty good piece by Joel Sherman on the evolution of the May return in Arizona story.  It's a good summary, and it doesn't make me any more convinced that this plan will happen, and certainly not in May.

Back later.  Stay well.

I'm not sure if anyone who read the old blog will find their way here after all these many years, but if you do please drop me an email or comment if you'd prefer. I'd honestly love to hear from you. Also, I will be posting here regularly if you're inclined to come back.

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