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by Andy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)
Replies: 68
Views: 3544

Re: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)

As starved as I am for baseball or any sports, I'm with Goony. That's a stupid idea. I'm not sure how many players would sign up for 4.5-plus months away from their family, to say nothing of the more science-based reasons why that wouldn't work. To add on to the Doolittle love, here's his wife summ...
by Andy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)
Replies: 68
Views: 3544

Re: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)

As starved as I am for baseball or any sports, I'm with Goony. That's a stupid idea.

I'm not sure how many players would sign up for 4.5-plus months away from their family, to say nothing of the more science-based reasons why that wouldn't work.
by Andy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5425
Views: 497677

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Nice guy, performance trending down, will be 34 when he's next available. We have enough late inning redhead relievers who are way past their prime already.
by Andy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Denver Public Schools just announced no live school for the rest of the year, which was not a surprise.

Michigan wiped it all out yesterday.

I've been trying to ward off being hugely bummed for my ASD 3-year-old, who absolutely loves school and was making enormous progress there.
by Andy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

The problem is that if this comes in waves (like the Spanish Flu, which swept through in 1918, 1919 and 1920), the potential second/third waves may be mutated enough that anti-bodies to COVID-19 may not mean much It was my understanding that the extra 'waves' were not going to be mutations, just ot...
by Andy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

The problem is that if this comes in waves (like the Spanish Flu, which swept through in 1918, 1919 and 1920), the potential second/third waves may be mutated enough that anti-bodies to COVID-19 may not mean much It was my understanding that the extra 'waves' were not going to be mutations, just ot...
by Andy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 123221

Re: Sports Media Thread

For those that have the Athletic, how do you guys typically navigate the site? Sounds like a weird question but I signed up again because they had a 3 month trial offer, and its the same as every time I subscribe. I can never find enough good articles that interest me. But when I'm not signed up, i...
by Andy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5425
Views: 497677

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

is a 2020 mlb season still realistic at all? the country is going to be deciding what to open up until there's a vaccine. aren't forms of entertainment that pack 40,000 people in a box going to be a bad idea for far longer than the next 4 months? I don't think people want to admit it but I don't se...
by Andy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)



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by Andy
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36169
Views: 1921163

Re: Politics & Current Events

Evidently Trump called ARod and JLo to ask their advice on the crisis. Also today called our governor "Half" Whitmer.

At least once a day I marvel at the fact that this guy's face will be all over documentaries done about this time in our lives a couple decades from now.
by Andy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6974
Views: 624066

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I just read The Cubs Way by Verducci again. Such a freaking great book. So many amazing nuggets just in the Game 7 chapters alone. I always forget that Montero one-liner to Montgomery when the latter entered the game and asked what he had in mind: "I'll figure it out by the time I get back ther...
by Andy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him
Replies: 325
Views: 46318

Re: Kris Bryant is awesome and we were always right to love him

Since I just watched Game 7 again, friendly reminder that KB scored on a sac fly to short LF and scored from first on a single in that game. Love that you brought this up. That sac fly score was amazing. He probably would have been out with a lower throw but that’s the point, he caught them so off ...
by Andy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

On an interesting aside, do any of you know why the Spanish Flu was associated with Spain? It was because Spain was one of the few countries that was not involved in WWI. They were neutral, and thus didn't have as much of an incentive to dampen reports of the effects and deaths of the pandemic to t...
by Andy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4538
Views: 370339

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Been fighting off the quarantine anxiety by hitting up a bunch of silly comedies. MacGruber is criminally underrated. Tropic Thunder is fantastic. Step Brothers is great. Saving Silverman is even worse than I remembered. Tomorrow I’m thinking Anchorman and Austin Powers. I finally found Zoolander o...
by Andy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36169
Views: 1921163

Re: Politics & Current Events

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:

I just got my pay slashed 20 percent ('temporarily', LOL to that), and it hadn't even been 2 weeks yet. I fully expect to be one of those millions by May.
by Andy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

I think this is the best explanation I've seen of what we face: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56 Yeah, that's a thoroughly researched, expansive and ultimately depressing/infuriating view of all this. So many people are going to die that wouldn't have...
by Andy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)
Replies: 68
Views: 3544

Re: Game Off (MLB suspended indefinitely)

Gov. Whitmer announced Michigan to stay home until April 13th, other States are following or have followed suit, think we have to prepare ourselves for the very real possibility the MLB season is done. If anything, we might have a super small sized version of the season. Should this be the case, Fa...
by Andy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Love this article. Hope he’s right. https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/ Me too, although I've noticed any article on this topic that's remotely optimistic these days tends to result in 20-pa...
by Andy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

This quarantine is getting to me. It's only been roughly a week since I've been doing a quarantine. I've been exposed to the public 3 times since then (2 grocery store runs and one extremely brief target run). Other than that walks once a day when its not raining. I try not to think about it, but e...
by Andy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 36169
Views: 1921163

Re: Politics & Current Events

GOP senator from Georgia sold $1.2 mil-$3.1 mil of stock THE SAME DAY she was part of a coronavirus briefing. only stock transaction she has made since taking office. of course spent weeks downplaying the severity of it. DRAIN THAT SWAMP BABY It gets better. She almost exclusively sold stock, but s...
by Andy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

And now two members of Congress have tested positive. There is no way this thing isn't *everywhere*. Too many statistical flukes if not. I think it’s been “everywhere” for a while. Buddy of mine is head of the ER at one of the bigger hospitals in Jackson, Miss and he said he’s almost certain that h...
by Andy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Offseason
Replies: 77
Views: 3767

Re: NFL Offseason

Bridgewater to Panthers Good fit for him. The NFC South should be interesting outside Atlanta. That team’s going to suuuuck. Carolina's not going to be any good either unless the defense gets a LOT better (given their best defensive player just retired and their 2nd-best is leaving in free agency, ...
by Andy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

We are already doing the suppression strategy which is a few thousand deaths at peak in a few weeks from now, then goes down. Some places are doing more than that currently. We don’t run out of ventilators. I feel a lot better reading that. Did you miss the part about needing to keep up with an ext...
by Andy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL Offseason
Replies: 77
Views: 3767

Re: NFL Offseason

Cam Newton is being allowed to seek a trade. Please go get him, Chicago, I want to keep watching him play.
by Andy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Replies: 1737
Views: 43526

Re: CDC Info on COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Just saw that Denver bars and restaurants are shut down for 8 weeks. I don't know how any non-chain survives something like that, short of a pretty large government assistance package, which seems highly unlikely to be directed that way. An idea from an unlikely source https://twitter.com/thomaswbu...

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