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Monday, March 09, 2020

8th? BBTF Central Park Softball Game: SEPT 18, 2021

Let’s start planning for this year’s game. First questions:

1. Who is submitting the permit request? (Answer: Hysterical & Useless)

2. What dates should we aim for? (Answer: July 25 October 3 Saturday, September 18, 2021)

3. Where is the post-game destination?


Monday, September 20, 2021

Sources: MLB to require vaccinations to participate in Arizona Fall League

Major League Baseball has informed clubs that all players in the upcoming Arizona Fall League must be vaccinated, according to sources. The decision is baseball’s first mandatory vaccination decree affecting players.

The decision comes after a report last week by The Athletic that all non-player personnel, including managers, coaches and support staff, will be required to be vaccinated in order to participate in postseason play.

Diamondbacks farm director Josh Barfield declined to comment on if the mandate affected the contingent of prospects his organization was planning to send. A high-ranking executive said that of the seven players in his organization who were set to participate, one agreed to get vaccinated in order to play.

“To be honest, I think this is a precursor to next spring training,” the executive said. “They’re going to see what the pushback is and then we’ll have to figure it out from there. That’s my guess.”


Mandated vaccinations for major leaguers would have to be negotiated between the commissioner’s office and the players’ association. Though some fall league players might be on 40-man rosters, the league generally is treated as a minor league.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 20, 2021 at 10:38 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: covid-19, vaccinations

Monday, August 23, 2021

Blue Jays to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for fans, staff

With an eye in part to increasing capacity at Rogers Centre, the Jays are announcing Monday that proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result will be required fans hoping to attend the final 12 games of the season.

Looking to create a safer experience for spectators — while also urging the government to bump the current limit of fans at the dome from 15,000 — the new measures will come into effect for the final two homestands of the regular season.

The measures will also apply to team and stadium staff.

Fans aged 11 and under just need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian who adheres to the policy.

“I would hope that we’re able to increase capacity as soon as it’s safe to do so,” Anuk Karunaratne, the Jays vice-president of business operations, said in an interview with the Toronto Sun. “That’s going to ultimately get determined by public health boards provincially and municipally. My hope is that it would be sooner rather than later.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2021 at 10:29 AM | 107 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines

 

 

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