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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:25 PM

Nearly 40,000 fans sit side-by-side at Texas Rangers home opener

Source: abc13.com

ARLINGTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In what can be considered a first for major league sports in the U.S. during the pandemic, the Texas Rangers held their home opener Monday allowing a full-capacity crowd to sit side-by-side.

Due to the state of Texas lifting last month coronavirus protections, including those limiting capacity at businesses and doing away with a mask mandate, the Rangers were able to open their 1-year-old Globe Life Field venue to the full 40,000-fan capacity.


ABC News reports fewer than 1,000 tickets were still available for the Rangers' series-opening game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

There were some rules and protections put into place. Fans were told to wear masks unless eating or drinking. Concessions are cashless, and staff were told to clean surfaces as often as possible.

Still, images taken from inside the ballpark and during the game's regional telecast showed many fans not eating or drinking opting not to wear masks.

Read more: https://abc13.com/texas-rangers-globe-life-park-mandates-no-in/10488577/



Stupid is still ....STUPID.....................................................................................
.If you hit the link above you will see a picture at the stadium. This story is all over the
internet. Most in the picture do not wear a mask...I guess they think the pandemic is over...It ain't over
till it is over...And the pandemic is not over..Below is another link- Boston .com

https://www.boston.com/news/coronavirus/2021/04/05/texas-rangers-fill-stands-with-fans-who-accept-calculated-risk

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Reply Nearly 40,000 fans sit side-by-side at Texas Rangers home opener (Original post)
Stuart G Apr 5 OP
VarryOn Apr 5 #1
2naSalit Apr 5 #2
Hugin Apr 6 #18
tanyev Apr 5 #3
walkingman Apr 5 #4
hamsterjill Apr 5 #5
Stuart G Apr 6 #6
Mr.Bill Apr 6 #9
Hugin Apr 6 #17
msongs Apr 6 #7
Rhiannon12866 Apr 6 #8
NJCher Apr 6 #13
LudwigPastorius Apr 6 #15
HUAJIAO Apr 6 #24
Stuart G Apr 6 #30
iluvtennis Apr 6 #10
tanyev Apr 6 #21
Stuart G Apr 7 #33
rickyhall Apr 6 #11
AllTooEasy Apr 6 #12
roamer65 Apr 6 #14
Hugin Apr 6 #16
Freddie Apr 6 #19
Evolve Dammit Apr 6 #20
groundloop Apr 6 #22
Evolve Dammit Apr 6 #29
twodogsbarking Apr 6 #23
Paladin Apr 6 #25
Deuce Apr 6 #26
tonekat Apr 6 #27
LuckyLib Apr 6 #31
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 6 #28
AwakeAtLast Apr 6 #32

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:41 PM

1. Well, I guess we'll know in 2-3 weeks if this was a really bad idea...

Or that large outdoor events may be safer than we think. We'll know one way or the other.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:45 PM

2. This is why we can't have nice things.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:12 AM

18. Using denial as a prophylactic...

Rarely turns out well.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:45 PM

3. The SARS at night is big and bright *clap,clap,clap,clap* deep in the heart of Texas!

Sigh.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:53 PM

4. Is it so hard to just be safe and try and end this pandemic? Not very smart but what do you

expect. As a Texan I have pretty much given up. I am surrounded by these folks. They really could care less.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:55 PM

5. +1

Texan here as well. We are screwed with this kind of stupidity.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:00 AM

6. I know why many of these folks don't care..Reason: Never had a life threatening disease..

I have had these diseases more than once...& I am still alive at close to 75...

...I don't want to get sick again & go to the hospital...That sucks far more than wearing a mask. I guess
some people are so stupid that they don't know what stupid is....Going to a large crowd and sitting
next to many people is not smart...Is it?...Not just any old large crowd, but 38,000 people...Is that large enough?........................................................................
..........................And look at the picture. Not many with masks..Is that correct?

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:24 AM

9. Your post title makes sense even without the last two words.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:57 AM

17. Seconded.

Yep, Stuart, I've beaten the grim reaper a few times. During the course of those, there were moments where I hoped I might not.

I don't tempt Fate. You can't see your cards and it never shows it's hand, unless it's Aces.

Is it so difficult to wear a damn mask and watch this crap on TeeVee?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:02 AM

7. greedy major league baseball & players cares not about health issues nt

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:23 AM

8. Yikes! Photo:

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:20 AM

13. even the few wearing a mask

are half-masking!

And then there are the ones wearing gators, which have been well publicized as being ineffective.

RE StuartG's comment above, I think he has a point.

I have never had a serious illness nor have I been in the hospital. However, I do have a pretty good imagination and I also make it a point to learn from the mistakes of other people. Is there a one of us who hasn't seen the hospitalized Covid patient on the news, appealing to the public to wear a mask and to take this disease seriously?

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:27 AM

15. 'Murica!


Tehksusss...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:11 AM

24. Looks like some science fiction horror movie..

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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:20 PM

30. It may look that way.(like a sci fi movie), this is real, published April 5..YESTERDAY!!

...This happened on Monday, April 5, 2021..in Texas.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:28 AM

10. I'd bet money this will end up being a super spreader event - even though it's outdoors, if

someone infected with Covid is sitting on wither side of you or behind you, and they sneeze, the aerosol can get in your nasal passage, eyes, mouth.

I think this was a dumb move. The Rangers could have said 40% capacity and 2-3 seats between each person.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:18 AM

21. Yep, there's also concession areas, bathrooms and crowded hallways when everyone is leaving.

I can't think of a sporting event worth risking spending any time on a ventilator, but that's just me.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:43 AM

33. Excellent Point.......5 words..."....spending any time on a ventilator...."

.....When you spend a lot of time on a ............"ventilator"...as many of us have..due to illness, surgery, accidents, or
whatever, it changes one's perspective on life....Thank you ....tanyev... for your post...and exceptional analysis of
the risk of going to a very crowded sporting event...I am not going, and most of us at DU aren't going either...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:57 AM

11. Texas Size Super Spreader

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:09 AM

12. I guess Trump's MLB ban isn't working


Im torn

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:26 AM

14. 🦠

Guess who was there, too? Little ol 🦠.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:49 AM

16. Soooo... Is anybody else predicting a variant spike in a few weeks?

Not that we'll ever hear about it.

Even at a 20% vaccination rate this super spreader event exceeds the Tulsa Rally last Summer by 30 or 35x.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:09 AM

19. The initial surge of cases in Italy

I read that the super-spreader event was a crowded (outdoor) soccer game. Give this a couple weeks.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:46 AM

20. I feel bad for the medical personnel who will have to deal with these folks in two weeks.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:36 AM

22. And this won't be a one-time super spreader event.... it's every single home game

MLB Commissioner Manfred screwed up royally by allowing this happen.

He also didn't handle the All Star game decision very well. While I of course totally support to move the game out of Atlanta he was silent on this issue until after Georgia passed the voter suppression law. He should have been making public statements before the Georgia GOPers voted for voter suppression.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:15 AM

29. You're correct and I think we're going to be at the mercy of the variant, mutated virus soon,

especially if the vaccines are not effective on the mutations. Opening the spigot too soon may well prove to be catastrophic. We will see. We're all in the same petri dish.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:43 AM

23. A positive note.

Less stupid people.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:21 AM

25. And dumbfuck TX Gov. Greg Abbott wasn't there.

He declined the chance to throw out the first ball, due to MLB's pulling the All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

So Abbott missed the opportunity to hang out with tens of thousands of brain-dead fans---people stupid enough to buy into and practice Abbott's beyond-stupid attitude towards Covid. Enjoy the next spike in cases, ya'll.....

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:35 AM

26. Difficult to believe the Virus is not active in someone there???

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:09 AM

27. New ad for the Rangers

"I'd die to see a Texas Rangers game!"

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Response to tonekat (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:58 PM

31. Or, "Come for the baseball, stay for the virus!"

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:14 AM

28. Has all the appearances of a tRump rally.

Red ball caps, few masks and patriotism galore in a mass meeting........


Peace be with all our medical personnel across the nation.....

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:52 PM

32. Darwin. n/t

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