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1 hour ago, sabresparaavida said:

Many "essential workers" travel and then have to quarantine. They had better be strict about isolation.

It was a joke. They aren’t essential workers. It’s going to be a free for all. I’m sure this comes down to money. It always does. 

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10 hours ago, kas23 said:

It was a joke. They aren’t essential workers. It’s going to be a free for all. I’m sure this comes down to money. It always does. 

Yeah I'm going to become an essential worker in 5 weeks because people need school to be their babysitter.  All that fake teacher love we got in April is going to show itself now. Nobody is going to give a damn if a bunch of us die, God forbid the economy not reopen the way we want it to. All I know is when I signed up for this gig a long time ago death wasn't on the table and now it is between school shootings and covid and everything else. It's not worth the half assed salary and bs I get for it. I like many of my coworkers are plenty qualified to do other things and make more money doing it 

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16 hours ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Yeah I'm going to become an essential worker in 5 weeks because people need school to be their babysitter.  All that fake teacher love we got in April is going to show itself now. Nobody is going to give a damn if a bunch of us die, God forbid the economy not reopen the way we want it to. All I know is when I signed up for this gig a long time ago death wasn't on the table and now it is between school shootings and covid and everything else. It's not worth the half assed salary and bs I get for it. I like many of my coworkers are plenty qualified to do other things and make more money doing it 

It's worse than you think:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/07/23/child-care-crisis-pandemic-economy-impact-women-380412

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49 minutes ago, Marvin, Sabres Fan said:

There is a lot of doom and gloom in that article.  On par with much of today’s internet journalism.  The rapid development of a vaccine would eliminate all of these long term concerns - Of course that’s easier said than done.
 

What I tell my kids that are now in theIr “raising families years” is that it may take sacrifice like they have not seen before, dropping to one income, and supplementing one income with part time work.   Whatever happens investing in the children is investing in our future.  I am adjusting my retirement plan accordingly and looking at estate planning in a new ways.    

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1 hour ago, PromoTheRobot said:

it's actually a huge get for the city.

You have to explain this to me.

If they stay in their bubbles, there is virtually no commercial benefit aside from some food and the teams in the bubbles.

If there is a significant commercial benefit, then it will come from the teams ignoring their bubbles.  Then we get to be a COVID-19 hot spot for a few months again.

Is this trade worth it?  It's high-risk, low reward.

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20 hours ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Yeah I'm going to become an essential worker in 5 weeks because people need school to be their babysitter.  All that fake teacher love we got in April is going to show itself now. Nobody is going to give a damn if a bunch of us die, God forbid the economy not reopen the way we want it to. All I know is when I signed up for this gig a long time ago death wasn't on the table and now it is between school shootings and covid and everything else. It's not worth the half assed salary and bs I get for it. I like many of my coworkers are plenty qualified to do other things and make more money doing it 

One might wonder why you don't go do just that.  Also, your post has nothing to do with the Blue Jays in Buffalo.

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5 hours ago, Marvin, Sabres Fan said:

You have to explain this to me.

If they stay in their bubbles, there is virtually no commercial benefit aside from some food and the teams in the bubbles.

If there is a significant commercial benefit, then it will come from the teams ignoring their bubbles.  Then we get to be a COVID-19 hot spot for a few months again.

Is this trade worth it?  It's high-risk, low reward.

 

4 hours ago, Radar said:

Specifically how do you think it is?

Well first off it's a big get for Sahlens hot dogs. They will be named and associated with a major league ball park for 25 dates plus playoffs, all for the price of a minor league ball park.

 

There will be two hotels filled with players and staff. There will be restaurants catering clubhouses. The ballpark will be upgraded on the Jays dime, I'm really having trouble seeing the downside.

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1 hour ago, PromoTheRobot said:

Well first off it's a big get for Sahlens hot dogs. They will be named and associated with a major league ball park for 25 dates plus playoffs, all for the price of a minor league ball park.

 

There will be two hotels filled with players and staff. There will be restaurants catering clubhouses. The ballpark will be upgraded on the Jays dime, I'm really having trouble seeing the downside.

Maybe I am underestimating the money generated locally.  But I still think that none of the teams will stay in their bubbles completely and that a COVID-19 spike is a certitude.

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10 hours ago, Pimlach said:

There is a lot of doom and gloom in that article.  On par with much of today’s internet journalism.  The rapid development of a vaccine would eliminate all of these long term concerns - Of course that’s easier said than done.
 

What I tell my kids that are now in theIr “raising families years” is that it may take sacrifice like they have not seen before, dropping to one income, and supplementing one income with part time work.   Whatever happens investing in the children is investing in our future.  I am adjusting my retirement plan accordingly and looking at estate planning in a new ways.    

We are lucky so all we have to give up sleep.  My wife and I have arranged our shifts pre-covid at the Hospitals we work at so that someone is always home.  That being said... oof.

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57 minutes ago, Ruff Around The Edges said:

Well let's see if the Jays even make it to Buffalo considering what is happening today

 

What is happening today?

 

edit. I see:

 

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/blue-jays-first-opponent-in-buffalo-dealing-with-covid-19-outbreak/71-aa0fd9c6-b666-4813-946c-1babb6cc0aa3

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On 7/13/2020 at 10:25 AM, MattPie said:

Restarting sports now is probably the dumbest thing I've heard of in awhile. Case are trending up in lots of places and we're going to start flying dozens of people around, presumably not respecting quarantine requirements. It's a damn game.

I don't often do this, but told ya so.

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16 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

Well first off it's a big get for Sahlens hot dogs. They will be named and associated with a major league ball park for 25 dates plus playoffs, all for the price of a minor league ball park.

 

There will be two hotels filled with players and staff. There will be restaurants catering clubhouses. The ballpark will be upgraded on the Jays dime, I'm really having trouble seeing the downside.

You don't live here.  You don't have to worry about the consequences.  And do you still feel this way after today's news?  Wow, two hotels!  There may be two hospitals filled, too.

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I would venture that several members of this board currently live out of 716.  That shouldn’t preclude commentary on the benefits of MLB games in Buffalo.  Without question, the value appears to be diminishing.  Indeed, the issue may be moot within a week.  Nevertheless, current state of residence shouldn’t be a disqualifier to engaging in discussion concerning the merits. And I say that as a Boston resident who quivers at the thought of a mass influx of college students within the month.

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4 minutes ago, LawnWranglers said:

I would venture that several members of this board currently live out of 716.  That shouldn’t preclude commentary on the benefits of MLB games in Buffalo.  Without question, the value appears to be diminishing.  Indeed, the issue may be moot within a week.  Nevertheless, current state of residence shouldn’t be a disqualifier to engaging in discussion concerning the merits. And I say that as a Boston resident who quivers at the thought of a mass influx of college students within the month.

As a Boston resident you are disqualified from all discussions.  I moved away from that cesspool but I'm still disqualified from at least half of all discussion.

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13 hours ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Duly noted.  Had a bad night last night and I have been known to howl at the moon on occasion.

We've all been there.  Teachers get the shaft, never gonna get an argument saying otherwise from me. ?

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2 minutes ago, shrader said:

As a Boston resident you are disqualified from all discussions.  I moved away from that cesspool but I'm still disqualified from at least half of all discussion.

Ha!  Parents still live in WNY, and I detest Pats and Bruins.  Does that re-qualify me?

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