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MLB moving to Arizona?
8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 3:25PM #1
chl45
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MLB is talking about starting the games again, in Arizona. They have the Diamondbacks home field and 10 other area ST fields to use and some say as early as May, but most likely June for the start up. Players leaving their familes behind and social distancing still an issue to overcome as well as travel to and from games, but depending on when the Stay at home is lifted, a decision will be made to play or not in that State or anywhere, if at all..


Of course the stadiums they play to will be empty ordered by MLB. So good idea, or bad.. What do you think? Seems a little far fetched to me to overcome as many tough obstacles as they will face. I want Baseball, but at what price?

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 3:46PM #2
realglenn
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 4:21PM #3
GottaGoToMo
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They should just give it up for this year ... even though I would love to watch baseball ... I think they are taking serious chances.

8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 5:31PM #4
bumper
Posts: 8,109

Apr 7, 2020 -- 4:21PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


They should just give it up for this year ... even though I would love to watch baseball ... I think they are taking serious chances.




i agree. unless the curve makes a dramatic turn to the downside, just sounds like too much of a risk.


fwiw found it interesting that they were willing to use the electronic umpire for balls & strikes. i've been banging the drum for this for a while.


sorta sports related - apparently wwe just had their wrestlemania this weekend. the matches were pre-taped in an empty arena. guessing there wasn't 6 ft of separation between the wrestlers, referee etc. it will be interesting to see what lengths mlb & the players are willing to go. 




8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 6:56PM #5
Judge
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Apr 7, 2020 -- 3:25PM, chl45 wrote:


MLB is talking about starting the games again, in Arizona. They have the Diamondbacks home field and 10 other area ST fields to use and some say as early as May, but most likely June for the start up. Players leaving their familes behind and social distancing still an issue to overcome as well as travel to and from games, but depending on when the Stay at home is lifted, a decision will be made to play or not in that State or anywhere, if at all..


Of course the stadiums they play to will be empty ordered by MLB. So good idea, or bad.. What do you think? Seems a little far fetched to me to overcome as many tough obstacles as they will face. I want Baseball, but at what price?




I think they can manage to test all of the players, staff and umps.   If they play in empty stadiums until it's safe, they absolutely should.


It would be great for America to be able to tune back in to baseball!

8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 7:49PM #6
njyf
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Arizona heats up to 100° daily by June. How are they going to play outdoors in that kind of heat?


Regardless, I am in support of starting MLB up. We need the diversion.

8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 8:11PM #7
SSBob643
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Apr 7, 2020 -- 7:49PM, njyf wrote:


Arizona heats up to 100° daily by June. How are they going to play outdoors in that kind of heat?


Regardless, I am in support of starting MLB up. We need the diversion.




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Believe it or not, Arizona (Rookie) League plays thru July & August, usually night games but still "toasty". Chase Field, of course, has a retractable roof and is (overly) air conditioned.

8 months ago  ::  Apr 07, 2020 - 9:22PM #8
chl45
Posts: 2,561

Apr 7, 2020 -- 8:11PM, SSBob643 wrote:


Apr 7, 2020 -- 7:49PM, njyf wrote:


Arizona heats up to 100° daily by June. How are they going to play outdoors in that kind of heat?


Regardless, I am in support of starting MLB up. We need the diversion.




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Believe it or not, Arizona (Rookie) League plays thru July & August, usually night games but still "toasty". Chase Field, of course, has a retractable roof and is (overly) air conditioned.




The heat is an issue at some point. I will say, however that the Tampa Bay Buc's have 3 a day pre season drills and play a good part of their Football season in that same type heat, with no roof, or A/C, while covered in pads and heavy helmets and uniforms so I think from that standpoint the Yankees would have a grip on how to handle that issue since sometimes here at ST they play through 95 degree very humid days.. Although to be honest, not sure what our new med team is capable of, but if we still had the ones they canned, well that should definately worry us. I just would love to see baseball again, but not sure it will be possible or wise.

you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
8 months ago  ::  Apr 08, 2020 - 9:43AM #9
yankoldfan
Posts: 10,640

Apr 7, 2020 -- 9:22PM, chl45 wrote:


Apr 7, 2020 -- 8:11PM, SSBob643 wrote:


Apr 7, 2020 -- 7:49PM, njyf wrote:


Arizona heats up to 100° daily by June. How are they going to play outdoors in that kind of heat?


Regardless, I am in support of starting MLB up. We need the diversion.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Believe it or not, Arizona (Rookie) League plays thru July & August, usually night games but still "toasty". Chase Field, of course, has a retractable roof and is (overly) air conditioned.




The heat is an issue at some point. I will say, however that the Tampa Bay Buc's have 3 a day pre season drills and play a good part of their Football season in that same type heat, with no roof, or A/C, while covered in pads and heavy helmets and uniforms so I think from that standpoint the Yankees would have a grip on how to handle that issue since sometimes here at ST they play through 95 degree very humid days.. Although to be honest, not sure what our new med team is capable of, but if we still had the ones they canned, well that should definately worry us. I just would love to see baseball again, but not sure it will be possible or wise.




The Rangers have been playing in 100 heat for years, I doubt the heat will bother the players as much as it would the fans, oh there ain't going to be any of those fans ??? Undecided I doubt it'll happen but who knows, I miss baseball... One thing I'd bet there will be less injuries in that heat...

8 months ago  ::  Apr 08, 2020 - 10:00AM #10
SSBob643
Posts: 3,017

Apr 8, 2020 -- 9:43AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Apr 7, 2020 -- 9:22PM, chl45 wrote:


Apr 7, 2020 -- 8:11PM, SSBob643 wrote:


Apr 7, 2020 -- 7:49PM, njyf wrote:


Arizona heats up to 100° daily by June. How are they going to play outdoors in that kind of heat?


Regardless, I am in support of starting MLB up. We need the diversion.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Believe it or not, Arizona (Rookie) League plays thru July & August, usually night games but still "toasty". Chase Field, of course, has a retractable roof and is (overly) air conditioned.




The heat is an issue at some point. I will say, however that the Tampa Bay Buc's have 3 a day pre season drills and play a good part of their Football season in that same type heat, with no roof, or A/C, while covered in pads and heavy helmets and uniforms so I think from that standpoint the Yankees would have a grip on how to handle that issue since sometimes here at ST they play through 95 degree very humid days.. Although to be honest, not sure what our new med team is capable of, but if we still had the ones they canned, well that should definately worry us. I just would love to see baseball again, but not sure it will be possible or wise.




The Rangers have been playing in 100 heat for years, I doubt the heat will bother the players as much as it would the fans, oh there ain't going to be any of those fans ???  I doubt it'll happen but who knows, I miss baseball... One thing I'd bet there will be less injuries in that heat...




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The Rangers have built a new ballpark (Globe Life Field) with a retractable roof specifically for that reason. But, you're right about the fans comfort. I've sat in the sun at the old ballpark (Globe Life Park) and it could get brutal. Still, I'm not a fan of indoor baseball.

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