Here we are as another week begins into the most bizarre time in our lives. Usually, new weeks during this time of year bring more baseball news on which to chew. Unfortunately, the new week does not bring new baseball news and even if it did, would anyone notice? Other than diehards like those who stop here.
So today, we will do a flow of consciousness shot at some things that have just come to this writer’s mind…..
- Don’t you think that it would just be the Astro’s luck to win their second championship in a season where many folks would apply another asterisk to it? Yes, I’ve already seen columnists putting an asterisk next to a reference to 2017 and I’m sure that even though no one applied an asterisk to the Dodger’s 1981 championship after a strike-shortened season, the Astros would not be that lucky this time around.
- What the heck is the Commissioner waiting for to announce the Red Sox championship? Oh yes, they are “so busy” addressing the current crisis. But supposedly the case has been completely investigated and it is ready to go. Maybe they want to wait to see when baseball will begin again to decide on a suspension (Cora), but I am not sure I give the Commish that much credit.
- Raise your hand if you think that whichever way MLB and Rob Manfred choose to go for a re-start or cancellation for the 2020 season, it will be the wrong decision. They seem to have a tin ear to what makes sense and what the fans want in almost every decision that this administration has made.
- Is anyone watching all the “classic” sports on TV? Truthfully, I watched some of the 1986 Astros-Mets NLCS on TV, and a bit of the Texans beating the Bills in last year’s playoffs, but I’m not watching any of the other old-time (or not so old-time) baseball, football, basketball and golf championships. Even looking back it makes a difference if you have any personal interest in the games. At least to me, it does.
- What is the smallest amount of regular season games that the teams should play to have a legitimate season? I’ve seen numbers from 60 to 100. This is a tough question, because of questions about fairness, but you have to think they need at least half a season to be legitimate. What do y’all think?
- If they had to extend another month to get more games in, would they do it? And what would they do about the playoffs and the World Series if they ended up in one of these northern places (NY, Boston, Minnesota, etc) that don’t have a roof? How about the World Series bumping the Cowboys off of Thanksgiving?
- Does any reader/commenter on this blog know anyone personally, who has actually gotten the coronavirus? How did it go? Are they alright? Your humble writer knows no one with this, but we did have a scare with my mom last week (trouble breathing and a sore throat) that ended up being bad indigestion. Strange how every little illness gets blown up by panic. I guess that’s why they call it a pan(dem)ic.
Any thoughts on these thoughts?