Major League Baseball (MLB) 2020 Season

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  1. Sylent

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    Looks like baseball won't be starting for a while. Yesterday would have been opening day 2020.

    ESPN reports:


    MLB, union agree on stipulations for return
     
  2. Rodimus74

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    This thread probably won't even get to page 3.
     
  3. Sylent

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    If the Astros get caught cheating again, maybe. Covid-19 was probably the best thing to happen to that organization. Everyone forgot about them and their cheating scandal thanks to more pressing news.
     
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    MLB owners are now looking at an 80 game season with an expanded post-season. Play would begin around July 4th with 2-3 weeks of warm-ups in June. it would use empty stadiums to begin with the possibility of opening up to fans by maybe September. For those who think the season is too long and love post-season baseball, this is probably a dream come true. The only hold up on the plan is the player's union that has some soul searching to do over the idea of adjusted salaries, guarantees and risk.

    Assuming this plan pretty much goes through, how would your favorite teams fare in an 80 game season? With the expanded post-season (adding four more teams to the Wild Card), the odds of my KC Royals team making it to Wild Card seems good. They generally play best in the back half of the season. As long as their usual Spring Slump doesn't translate into a Summer Slump, I think they have a shot.
     
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    Someone mind explaining WHY Houston is in the playoffs (in the ALCS no less) instead of being blacklisted like they should’ve when they were caught cheating to win the World Series?
     
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    If Houston reverse sweeps Tampa Bay this is effectively gonna kill any remaining credibility the league had left, not to mention the fanbase will be demanding the heads of not only Houston but the front office members who decided NOT to blacklist the team after the cheating scandal
     
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    Cheaters forced a game 6
     
  8. Sylent

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    ...and it looks like they'll force a game 7. Up 5-1 in the 5th.

    I have mixed feelings. I like Dusty Baker because he was a longtime Giant, but I loathe the Astros for cheating and getting away with it. NONE of the players were penalized.
     
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    Dude, Houston should’ve forfeited any playoff opportunities for the foreseeable future. Instead they’re getting away with murder.

    Rest assured the fans (myself included) will be out for blood if Houston makes the World Series again
     
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    Well, at the very least, you'll have a rooting interest. If the Braves and Rays make it to the WS, nobody will care and the ratings will be crap. People will tune in to root against the Astro Pops.
     
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    I already bailed. I wasn’t even a baseball fan to begin with. Hell, last time I watched was 2016. It’s just best if I get out before my blood pressure skyrockets.
     
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    Crap ratings it is then. I’m just glad the Asterisks are out.
     
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    And that’s that. GG Tampa, at least you kept Houston out.
     
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    Maybe I'm just old and this stuff doesn't matter to me as much, but even as a Giants fan, I was kind of glad to see Kershaw finally get a ring. Dude is a class act. The rest of those guys can suck it, though.
     
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    :rolleyes: 
    As a Braves fan, this is concerning. The Braves already had to tone down the tomahawk chop during the recent playoffs.
    I mean, I do understand the removal of Chief Wahoo and the Redskins logo; using a red-faced caricature as a logo is just not ok nowadays. But at least let them keep the team name, which goes back, what, 100+ years?

    At this rate, Hollywood will have to go back and digitally alter the Major League movies to remove any mention of the Indians.
     
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    Seriously makes me want to vomit. Here in the Chicagoland area, if the Blackhawks drop their name, fans (including myself) are gonna be PISSED.