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MLB .. to be suspended indefinitely due to Co-Vid19

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Electric strike zones & no mound visits.  Necessity might end up being the mother of invention on this one?  If there ever were a time to try it out, this is probably it.  Any hardware changes needed to iron out the wrinkles would all be within driving distance of each other.

I'll add another, albeit minor.  Get rid of the running lane between home and first.

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“Nothing about this is ideal, but for the league and its fans, it could be better than no baseball at all.”

In my ever so humble opinion, hardly.

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the thought of losing hundreds of millions of dollars will lead them to consider all sorts of desperate maneuvers.

yeah, lets lock up the players in a compound and play games in front of no fans.  and we'll make the players sit six feet apart!  and have 40 man teams in case someone gets sick!  and we'll play all the games in arizona because no one is sick there!  and we can test every day!

yeah.  that will work for sure.

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Ghost runners.  Pull field and center field hits only since there are only 5 defenders on the field.  Pitcher's mound out.

Did you guys ever use a lawn chair for the strike zone whilst playing wiffle ball?  Maybe they could use that instead of the electronic strike zone?

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they need to play 15 games a day; or do some teams gets a bye?

11 stadiums. Chase hosts 3 games a day. Still need 2 MiL parks to host 2 games a day. As soon as one player on a team tests positive, then what?

MLB would need to 2 entire hotels and a lot of medical resources. If AZ has a lull in cases, that might be palatable but what if they get a surge?

I think it is a great idea, but doubt they can pull it off

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On 4/5/2020 at 5:48 PM, Motor City Sonics said:

9 States still have yet to do anything about this virus (all with Republican governors),  so if you think t his is ending anytime soon, you're kidding yourself.   There will be no baseball season.   I doubt football starts in time.    

You are so far off base. I live in one of the states you mentioned, and I promise you it looks virtually the exact same as others on total lockdown.

Setting aside the entire idea of population density, I advise you to stop assuming things based on the political party of a governor, and do a tiny bit of research before you post stupid crap.

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I think the most important consideration is how MLB will be able to milk the crisis to tug on heartstrings and portray themselves as responsible, patriotic corporate citizens.

I expect that at the beginning of each game in Arizona, there will be a P.A. announcement reminding TV viewers how MLB has been intricately linked with health care for over 100 years, that MLB will be making a generous donation of $500 to one hospital for each home run hit during the game, and then a masked nurse or doctor will come out to sing a muffled version of the national version. 

During the 7th inning stretch, one kid who had been invited to the game as a special guest will be led onto the field on the premise that he is going to be given prizes such as toilet paper and sanitizing lotion. But nope, that's not the big reveal! In fact, looking over his shoulder he will see a glass-enclosed golf cart exit the bullpen carrying his 80 year grandmother he hasn't seen in 2 months due to the corona lockdown. Surprise! Weeping, he'll run to the cart, press his palm up against the glass, and his grandma will blow him a kiss. 

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