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ESPN.com: MLB - All MLB games postponed

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   1. Mom makes botox doctors furious Posted: September 11, 2001 at 08:53 PM (#72659)
I am sad.

Peace.

.. nathan
   2. Robert Dudek Posted: September 15, 2001 at 07:29 AM (#72663)
For anyone who thinks baseball should be cancelled altogether, I'd draw your attention to President Roosevelt's statements relating to why baseball should continue during World War II, when tens of millions of people were dying every year in that conflict.

Almost all of the star players went to fight in that war, and yet the games continued.
   3. Robert Dudek Posted: September 15, 2001 at 06:34 PM (#72665)
Maybe it would have been more accurate to state that the star players contributed to the war effort.

Of course there are security issues and they should be and will be resolved.

Since 1993 (the first World Trade Center bombing) it should have been apparent that a terrorist attack on any building in the United States was possible.

Should no sports have been played since that time ? Are we to forever cancel sporting events because there is a chance they will be bombed ?

No.

Proper security should be in place and these events should continue.

I understand postponing games for a time as a way of acknowledging the profound significance of Tuesday's events, but to live in fear is to allow the terrorists to win.

The answer to your question is to make it impossible or at least very nearly impossible for a hijacker to get control of a plane (there are many security measures that can be adopted that, taken together, would have this effect).

As a defence of last resort, several F-16s in the area would ensure the stadium against an air attack.
   4. EricEnders Posted: September 16, 2001 at 03:18 PM (#72667)
The most obvious practical result of this tragedy in baseball terms is that each team will have its #1 starter pitching the next game. This will give an additional start to Roy Oswalt, virtually guaranteeing that he will qualify for the N.L. ERA title. It will also give an extra start to Randy Johnson, making it likely that he'll break Nolan Ryan's single-season strikeout record. (The record is 383, Johnson has 336, and he now has 5 starts left, meaning he'll have to average just under 10 K's per start to break the record. He has been averaging 11.2 this season.)
   5. Robert Dudek Posted: September 16, 2001 at 06:05 PM (#72668)
tsm...

Your fear is justified, but we must go on.

We have no choice but to put in adequate security measures and continue to live our lives.

We must face the fact that our open society makes it somewhat vulnerable to terrorist attack and it will always be so.

I still think it's more likely that terorists will continue to favor low-tech means because of the ease of assembling such explosives.

I also think that for the forseeable future, terrorists will avoid up-scale targets. The reason I think so is that terrorists always look for weaknesses. Now that we have seen what they can do to huge buildings, we will be extra careful about security in that regard.
   6. Bob T Posted: September 17, 2001 at 01:24 AM (#72670)
I would also add that for years people at sporting events have open to calamities from nature, such as earthquakes and lightning.

We do live in a very large world and if we dwell on every calamity that can befall us, we would have very little to reason to get out of bed.

Not that I've been eager to do so the last few days.
   7. scruff Posted: September 17, 2001 at 08:53 PM (#72671)
Does anyone know what the new postseason dates will be? I assume everything is just moved back a week, but MLB still hasn't updated their website (go figure) it just says Oct. 2 still as the first date on the postseason schedule.
   8. Bob T Posted: September 18, 2001 at 01:08 AM (#72672)
I don't believe that MLB has updated the website because they are still trying to work out on which dates the playoffs game will be played.

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