Yeah, for Mizzou this won't be nearly the shock as it will be in places that jam 100,000 fans into the stadium for every game. Right now one scenario has Missouri opening up with just the season-ticket holders in the stands, then selling individual game tickets if all goes well as the season progresses. That might be wishful thinking, but at the moment it at least seems possible.
By law, a furloughed worked is unemployed that week so he or she should not do anything for the company. Most of our staff takes it easy during that period. But we're always thinking ahead to future stories, especially when we can't count on news to happen or games to occur.
He would know better than I. Baseball will have to do a lot of things differently to get the most out of whatever season it has. The biggest example of that is the postseason expansion. The owners really want that -- and it's the one big thing the players can block by refusing to agree on the relaunch.
Imagine an Opening Day with pomp, no circumstance. That will be weird.
The NHL is looking at starting the next season in December, depending on where we are with the pandemic. Then I could see a 70-game regular season if the league wants to transition back to a more normal calendar.
Forbes estimated the Dodgers' revenue at $556 million and the franchise's operating income at $96 million last season. That probably explains it.
This assumes that adding one more hitter to the line will create a better middle-of-the-order option. Molina hit .305 with runners in scoring position last season. The Cardinals offense had bigger concerns than Yadier last season.
They have to show up because they are still in a collective bargaining agreement. But . . . a huge number of players could claim health concerns and refuse to expose themselves to unsafe working conditions. And we could see more phantom injuries and other job actions. And the players could refuse to agree to changes in the current CBA, such as the playoff expansion. So there are myriad reasons the owners would rather settle this. They see the imposed season as their last resort. They know it could set the stage for a 2021 strike.
Yeah, maybe my ever-advancing age is impacting my thought process as well.
Because the CBA is still in place and the commissioner has power to handle emergency scenarios and the players in theory must comply. But a LOT of players, including some of the biggest names, will refuse to play for health concerns. And there's not much the owners can do about that. That would be an unofficial strike.
MLB has been looking to scale back the minors. Various reports say the Cardinals are looking to cut Johnson City and State College. That's where the younger first- and second-year pros play. In the new world, I suppose we would see younger players pushed up the ladder more readily. At the lower end, that means fewer longshot prospects signed to fill out rosters and help the top prospects develop. That would also mean younger players deployed all the way up to Triple-A and fewer jobs for the minor league veterans hanging on.
In due time, yes, they will go again.
It's tough to top a first champioship for a long-suffering franchise. So many years of suffering went into that set-up. For that reason, yes, it make take decades to see something to rival that.
He resumed his pro carerer back home in Sweden. He scored 17 goals in 49 games this past season.
Thar's hard to gauge. The Cardinals draw from one of the broades regions of support, but that region lacks the population density of New York, LA, Chicago and so forth.