Worried about everyone here.......

Discussion in 'Hats' started by M Hatman, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Call Me a Cab

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    Tokyo was one of the first places to have been affected - the cruise ship Diamond Princess had me thinking we may be in for a rough ride, but as the virus spread worldwide, I believe the Japanese attitude to cleanliness (anything from no rubbish in streets, coughing etiquette etc), being used to disasters, mask wearing culture and other factors have led to a very fortunate situation here. In a survey released today, only 0.1 percent of a random sample showed up with antibodies - showing that masks do play a big role I believe. The flip side of that is that herd immunity is not possible. The other big event here is the Olympics - what huge disappointment and cost! I'm rather concerned about all these demonstrations and the effect on the virus spreading, and further waves down the road. Let us remember in the reopening that the virus has not gone away. They have just discovered 40 odd cases in Beijing recently - look at the Chinese attitude and response - why would they be doing things differently the other countries - this virus is quite scary and will be around for a while....stay safe friends.
     
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  2. Just A Hat Rack

    Just A Hat Rack Practically Family

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    I've been a baseball fan since I was a kid, and to this day is my favorite sport, followed by college football and the NHL. As in any sport, going to a game is hands down better than watching it on TV. Usually when I watch baseball on TV I end up taking a nap. I don't watch too much baseball anymore. My Tigers are out of the local market. Outside of what is shown regionally or nationally, I only get to see the Indians, who I despise, or the Reds who don't really interest me a whole lot. Sorry Fruno.
     
  3. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    This whole COVID crap and the stay at home orders along with the slow phased in reopening of businesses has really taken a toll on my nerves. I feel aches and pains and I'm always irritable. Well, my doctor opened back up and I finally got an appointment to go see him. Anyway, he prescribed some new German medication that's supposed to be the latest thing in healthcare and treats a broad range of issues with successful results. The doctor told me it's called Qwicherbichen. I'll try this so-called "new wonder drug" and see what it does. But I'm doubtful.
     
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  4. Frunobulax

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    Just stick with the other German wonder drug, Terry. Beer.
     
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  5. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    Yup. Nothing like dark German beer to make a guy's day. A few of those makes the wives more tolerable.
     
  6. suitedcboy

    suitedcboy One Too Many

    The generic version of that drug is vodka.
     
  7. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I take mine each morning with my coffee. I found the trick though is a generous splash of Southern Comfort in said coffee that seems to boost the effectiveness of the drug. I know booze and meds are not recommended but damn this does seem to work.
     
  8. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    We used to have a Triple A team here in the city and I was a regular attendee. It was fun watching the major leaguers down on rehab assignment or the young kids ascending to the bigs. It was low key, old school minor league baseball in an old school small stadium. We lost the team and replaced by a short season Single A. The prices went up, the distractions multiplied, Tshirt cannons, mascot races, scoreboards telling us when to cheer....all hard to abide....along with the shoddy baseball. I used to take my own snacks into the game no problem, buy a beer with my pistachios, and a coffee around the 7th inning stretch when the spring air chilled to go with my cookies. Well that stopped, no outside food and you had to undergo a search on the way in....they couldn't abide any contraband snacks. Now 2 glasses 8 oz beers and 2 cold hot dogs set you back $30+. So other than the sandlot games down the road my baseball watching is on TV. It is a great sport to watch and multi task. I shine my boots, sew sweatbands into hats, buttons on shirts, plan my week, I really like it and find it therapeutic.
     
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  9. Frunobulax

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    I was one of the first 50 people to sign up for season tickets when Dayton got an A level affiliate team attached to the Reds. I had those seats for 17 years. It was great fun seeing guys like Adam Dunn, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto and the like come up through the ranks and, as you mention, seeing the Big Leaguers on rehab assignment (Dayton is only about 45 miles from Cincinnati). It was still cheap for me, as I don't drink beer at events, only bought a pop and a dog, and snuck my own peanuts in (technically contraband, but if you weren't obvious, nobody bothered you). As time wore on, the game seemed to take a back seat. Not just in ballpark activities such as between inning shenanigans, but the people coming to the games were not paying attention, kids were sitting there with their games turned on full-blast, and there was a general atmosphere that got less and less conducive to enjoying the game. When they sent me an email telling me they were going to "improve my experience" by throwing netting up from foul pole to foul pole, I told them I was out.

    I realize the netting thing has now migrated to the majors, and the consensus is this is a good thing, but I personally hate it. I felt like I was buying tickets to a game and was being told I needed to sit in the next room.
     
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  10. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, I understand the need for the netting but I think, as you say, it is to protect those that go to the games to do shit other than watch the damn game....Pay attention people! Probably the best player I ever saw live was Alex Rodriguez when he played in his last games at TripleA. He hit a line drive not that far over the head of the shortstop that kept rising and cleared the 400' mark of the left centre fence, sumbitch was still rising. He also booted two ground balls and threw one away so he was still a work in progress. My favourite was Frank Mennochino a Freddie Patek sized infielder. Sitting in the first row by the home team batter's box I got to appreciate just how small the guy was. He actually made it to the bigs for a number of seasons for the A's
     
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  11. T Jones

    T Jones I'll Lock Up

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    I used to take suppositories that way for hemorrhoids. They never worked for me, though. I took them with water, with beer, and with coffee and southern comfort. For all the good those suppositories did for me I should have stuck them up my a$$. That's what happens when you go to a quack doctor.
     
  12. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Each of us senior citizens in Canada will receive a one time $300 cheque from the gov't to offset the extra costs we incur due to Covid. My wife and I call it our Southern Comfort subsidization money....should get us through the summer.
     
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  13. Tukwila

    Tukwila My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Be careful. Doubling up on respiratory "downers" like alcohol, pain pills, etc., can make you just stop breathing. They had an alarm on me when I was in the hospital and it kept going off every time I tried to take a nap. I never knew my breathing got so slow, or stopped, until the alarm would go off... again.
     
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  14. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Yep, as I am pretty slow moving at the best of times...I am careful.
     
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  15. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah, that worked for me too...for a while anyway.
     
  16. Just A Hat Rack

    Just A Hat Rack Practically Family

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    Most of my youth was spent growing up near Toledo, Ohio (about an hour south of Detroit), home of the Mud Hens. Back then, once a year their parent team, the Tigers, would play an exhibition game in Toledo against the Hens. It was a great way for the locals to get to see their favorite major leaguers play in a more intimate setting. Of course the players only actually played for a few innings, but they would spend the rest of the game making their way along the fences meeting fans and signing autographs. The stadium the Hens played in was a bit old and located on the county fairgrounds. In order for the visiting team to get to their locker room they had to cross the concourse, with the only thing separating them from the general public was a handful of stadium workers. Things definitely got interesting from time to time. I also miss the guy playing the organ, and the smell of people smoking pipes. That was a common occurrence and the smell was always so sweet to me.
     
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  17. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Can't remember how long ago but I remember (as an adult) sitting in the bleachers smoking a cigar as I watched the game. It was a joy....likely the folks around me were not so impressed.
     
  18. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Well it has been good hearing from everyone!!!!
    I found this and a good Yodel cannot help but put a smile on your face!!!!!

    AND I wanted to yell out HAPPY JULY 4TH to all my US Friends!!!!!
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  19. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Backdrop: In Minnesota, our small business has been open a month. We have only opened 2/5's of what was our normal operations. The daily operations of cleaning, distancing, confirming health status has become a temporary normal. Spacing our athletes out in the gym, separating groups (pods) has meant work time has expanded to 7:00 - 9:00pm days. The recent social upheaval in recognition of systemic racism has contributed to a small spike in the Covid contagion. It continues to be a very challenging time.

    I add this to this thread only to express disappointment at my fellow "neighbors behaviors." I have chosen to live a strict regime of almost NO non-essential shopping trips, visits, or travel in an attempt to protect my those around me, open the business and to set an example to the athletes our business serves. My "neighbors" have begun to make decisions that put me and those around me at risk. I see social gatherings, daily trips and even vacations that increase our risk. As one example, I will have the terrible moment on Monday of asking an athlete to "quarantine" for two weeks. Her parents took her on a "vacation" to a recent Covid hotspot. She will be devastated. This is only one of the many questionable decisions I witness. Honestly it has been very frustrating to watch the decisions of all my neighbors.

    To have the US be the "worst" country on the earth by having the highest infection rate and fatality rate combined with the recent chaos and civil unrest is disheartening.

    I work hard every day at having and sharing hope and resiliency to my small circle of contacts on our planet. Today I will work on filling my "weeks bucket" of hope and resiliency.

    Cheers to all. Good wishes for all. Be safe, be strong and see you on the streets soon, Eric -
     
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  20. A disappointment summed up best recently by Jonah Goldberg when he said, "What an amazing stupid time this is."

    Good luck to you, your family and your business, Eric.

    And to Jared @jlee562, and any other FL member who owns & runs a small 2nd - 3rd generation family business or company during these difficult times.
     
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