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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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On 7/24/2020 at 12:58 PM, LGR4GM said:

MLB testing must be up to Cuomo standards even if wings aren't. 

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

 

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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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9 minutes ago, Andrew Amerk said:

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

OMG WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN???

Breaking news 

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3 minutes ago, bob_sauve28 said:

Breaking news 

OMG I hope they cancel the game tonight and the one for whatever team is supposed to use the locker room from the night before!

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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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11 hours ago, Andrew Amerk said:

I need to find a way to make my sarcasm more universally acceptable. 

Maybe a double poop emoji can be used to express the sentiment???

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

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16 hours ago, LawnWranglers said:

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

Sorry, but you have no chance on this one.

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Four more Marlins have tested positive.  Who wants to work in the team hotel when they come to Buffalo on 8/10?

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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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