'98 Yanks rally to tie All-Time Yankee series with '51 team

Series tied: 2-2
Knobby, Jeet, sparkplugs!
Gil takes El Duque downtown!
In dramatic appearance, Joe D ignites stadium!
Mo flubs lead, then comes through!
Billy fails!
Next up: Vic Raschi v David Cone!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Pitchers & catchers??

Having attended spring training games over the past few years in Tampa, Bradenton and Sarasota, I'm on every spring training email list. They are already soliciting me to buy tickets, and positing that spring training WILL - in fact - be starting on time. But with the pandemic still raging everywhere, especially in Florida, how is that even possible?

So I'm just asking if anyone has any inside info about the actual likelihood of spring training starting in mid-February, or even starting AT ALL? It seems crazy to me; but then I never imagined that all four major sports leagues would be able to stage their seasons in one form or another last year, and yet, they did.



Alphonso said...

If MLB can force a vaccine policy that prioritizes major league baseball players and fans with tickets to spring training games ( also, hot dog vendors, beer guys, etc ), there will be spring training as usual.

But if the current roll-out of the vaccine continues ( mostly chaos and waste ) , I think it is a questionable expectation.

America is not gaining a reputation for having its head out of its ass.

el duque said...

They are saying the minor leagues will be delayed a month, so the Triple A Syracuse Whatevers would start around May 1, rather than April.

TheWinWarblist said...

Depends if they can get the players and coaches vaccinated, I guess. No way it'll be safe to sit in the stands in Florida in 2021.

TheWinWarblist said...

'Phonso, the stadium workers and food vendors would be eligible for vaccination, in NY at least, as "essential workers."

HoraceClarke66 said...

What about the rat feces?

JM said...

OK, Hoss, we'll give the rat feces the vaccine, too. No use having yet another disease in their systems.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I was getting worried.