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I live within 45 minutes of 2 MLB team stadiums. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t want them functioning. Yet, I’ve had some arguments (with relatives) on the merits of having a MLB team play in downtown Buffalo. I get the Buffalo mentality (lived there most of my life), but the Jays playing in Buffalo just isn’t worth it. These disagreements mostly have to do with politics. Nowadays, if someone says “up”, you must counter with “down”.

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5 minutes ago, Crosschecking said:

If your comment isn’t a home run, I don’t know what is.

 

I didn’t see much social distancing going on here. 

1 minute ago, bob_sauve28 said:

OMG WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN???

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4 hours 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.

A fair point, but someone who does not live here is less likely to consider negative consequences.

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Sounds like Nationals want no part in traveling to Miami.  Pause to the season seems a given with cancellation not far behind.  If a professional sports league cannot succeed, how do college sports succeed?  Perhaps high school sports will work because avarice won’t drive the conversation.

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14 hours ago, Eleven said:

A fair point, but someone who does not live here is less likely to consider negative consequences.

Hey! ? 

1 hour ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

This is utter nonsense.  Why are they doing this?  It is just dumb, dumb and dumb.

It is. It's all money and/or trying to distract the masses from how messed up it is. The NHL is going to be worse; with baseball you have a chance that the opposing teams have minimal direct contact.

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48 minutes ago, MattPie said:

Hey! ? 

It is. It's all money and/or trying to distract the masses from how messed up it is. The NHL is going to be worse; with baseball you have a chance that the opposing teams have minimal direct contact.

Hockey is doing it different, though. Having the players in a bubble is safer than just letting them stay at home and hotels. Still might not be enough, but better 

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3 hours ago, bob_sauve28 said:

Hockey is doing it different, though. Having the players in a bubble is safer than just letting them stay at home and hotels. Still might not be enough, but better 

They won’t be in a bubble for the 20-21 season, and that is when they will have the same problems as MLB and the NFL. 

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At least one of the St. Louis Cardinals has tested positive, and their game tonight is postponed.

Here's the problem: MLB doesn't require its players to self-quarantine in hotels.  Even though Erie County will require teams to do that, they're already going to be traveling here with the virus.

The additional publicity that Sahlen's will get from being nationally televised approximately twice (it's not like the Blue Jays get a lot of play on ESPN, is it?) isn't worth it.

The restaurants that might be catering also might be forced to shut down if we have another wave.  Again, not worth it.

The two hotels involved will put employees at risk.  Not worth it.

Time to pull the plug on this.

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Interesting to read Mike Harrington’s story about the ‘Battle of the Lakes’ exhibition at War Memorial in ‘87. Great time to be a baseball fan in WNY.  Ton of Braves, Blue Jays, Yankees and Mets games were on TV. Bisons games during the last days at the Rock Pile and the first years at Pilot Field were a blast.  And a Major League Baseball team in town seemed like a very real possibility.  

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Holy ****.  The media hype over the Jays playing here(BN and the local TV stations) is ridiculous.  You would have thought that they moved here permanently, not for the next 6 weeks....with no fans & no benefit to the city except for a couple hotels.

 

Funny thing I read today...the centerfield jumbotron is too low and is a distraction to the batters.  Therefore, they blacked out the bottom 15' of it.  WTF designed and green lit it to begin with?  LOL

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2 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

Holy ****.  The media hype over the Jays playing here(BN and the local TV stations) is ridiculous.  You would have thought that they moved here permanently, not for the next 6 weeks....with no fans & no benefit to the city except for a couple hotels.

 

Funny thing I read today...the centerfield jumbotron is too low and is a distraction to the batters.  Therefore, they blacked out the bottom 15' of it.  WTF designed and green lit it to begin with?  LOL

Why don't they black out the whole thing?  It's not like anyone is watching it.

And if it's too low, yes, that is a major design flaw.

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