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Old Sat Apr 18, 2020, 06:56am
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TEXAS is officially done .....
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Old Sat Apr 18, 2020, 08:39am
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Maryland has closed schools until April 24.
Delaware has closed schools until May 15.

Both travel ball sanctions, USA and USSSA, in this area say they are hoping for summer tournaments.
Maryland schools are now closed through May 15.
Delaware is trying to play spring sports from May 26 to June 20..
It seems unlikely that either sport will have games.
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Old Sat Apr 18, 2020, 01:36pm
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Michigan schools are closed for the remainder of the school year which usually ends around the second week of the year. Stay at home order was extended to May 1st by the Governor.
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Today, at 12:00pmEDT, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the rest of the school year for public schools (K through 12) has been canceled. I expect that the OhioHSAA will make announcement by the end of tomorrow that the Spring Sports season will be canceled.

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Add Massachusetts to the "done" list...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...id=hplocalnews
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Old Tue Apr 21, 2020, 03:54pm
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The OhioHSAA announced this afternoon that it has canceled the Spring Sports Season.

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Old Thu Apr 23, 2020, 08:40pm
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PIAA cancels SPRING SPORTS

Here in PA.....ALL SPRING SPORTS are CANCELLED!!!!!!
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Old Wed May 06, 2020, 09:48am
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Sinclair Community College (a state college in Dayton, Ohio), a NJCAA school and a member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference announced yesterday that it was suspending all intercollegiate athletics for the 2020-21 school year.

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Old Wed May 06, 2020, 09:57am
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Delaware and Maryland have cancelled spring sports, so neither will have softball this season.
The primary local adult league is still trying for late June, if State allows.
Both travel ball sanctions, USA and USSSA, in this area say they are hoping for summer tournaments.

I am skeptical about any being allowed and if they are, the safety of all.
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Old Sat May 09, 2020, 09:29pm
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I can't speak to the summer tournaments in Michigan, but as of now my primary summer league is looking at a July 1st start. I haven't heard anything from the summer fastpitch league I work yet, but my guess is they will be cancelled.
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I've decided not to register with USA Softball this year. At 70 years old, I don't think risking my health to this pandemic is worth any game fee. Our NFHS season was a decision made for me, but I admit that I was nervous about it.

I'll be very surprised if tournaments will be held this summer. As a parent, I'm not sure I'd want my kids playing summer ball this year. I think some travel teams may find it difficult to fill out their rosters as a result. This in turn may affect any tournaments that might remain on the schedule.

I fully expect to see a virus rebound at some point considering how some states are trying to open up their economies. Can't blame them, but very risky.

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I've decided not to register with USA Softball this year. At 70 years old, I don't think risking my health to this pandemic is worth any game fee. Our NFHS season was a decision made for me, but I admit that I was nervous about it.

I'll be very surprised if tournaments will be held this summer. As a parent, I'm not sure I'd want my kids playing summer ball this year. I think some travel teams may find it difficult to fill out their rosters as a result. This in turn may affect any tournaments that might remain on the schedule.

I fully expect to see a virus rebound at some point considering how some states are trying to open up their economies. Can't blame them, but very risky.
Risky compared to what? Did you think the population could wait out the virus? Everyone waiting for everyone else to contract it first?

I can understand a 70 year old wanting to wait it out, which would be a reasonable strategy, but only if the kids spread it around quickly and become immune while you're waiting.
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Risky compared to what? Did you think the population could wait out the virus? Everyone waiting for everyone else to contract it first?

I can understand a 70 year old wanting to wait it out, which would be a reasonable strategy, but only if the kids spread it around quickly and become immune while you're waiting.

The experts are now saying that with this particular virus there is no evidence yet that surviving it once will prevent you from contracting it again and the experts also are saying that is not evidence of herd immunity yet.

Dr. Fauci is not on record saying that it is not a good idea to open schools in the Fall. I feel the same way in that I would like to see sports, Mark, Jr., is losing quite a bit of income but even he agrees that the short term economic gain is not worth the future health of humanity.

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The experts are now saying that with this particular virus there is no evidence yet that surviving it once will prevent you from contracting it again and the experts also are saying that is not evidence of herd immunity yet.
But since that's the way it is with the other viruses we know, including coronaviruses generally, why would anyone think this to be an exception to the rule? And if it doesn't work that way, trying to make a vaccine is futile, since the best a vaccine could perform would be just to equal the immunity from a natural infection.

More important, do you or anyone else have any better idea for getting over this, or does the entire population need to be hermits forever anon? Which means the next generation would need to be inbred, since nobody could date outside the household.

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Sinclair Community College (a state college in Dayton, Ohio), a NJCAA school and a member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference announced yesterday that it was suspending all intercollegiate athletics for the 2020-21 school year.

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Sinclair Community College (a state college in Toledo, Ohio), a NJCAA school and a member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference announced today that it was suspending all intercollegiate athletics for the 2020-21 school year.

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