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FanPost Friday: How the AL and NL West was won

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When baseball is outlawed, only outlaws will play baseball

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels
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Who will survive and what will be left of them?

That’s the tagline from the 1974 horror classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Hopefully, it won’t be how we look back on the 2020 MLB season.

We’re all aware of how COVID-19 infections have spread among the Miami Marlins roster and staff, leading to the postponement of their games against their East Coast hub rivals. This morning, more bad news broke as the Milwaukee Brewers postponed their home opener due to 2 positive tests among their opponents, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Feels bad!

Let me say here that I do not intend to make light of COVID-19 or the fact that MLB is attempting to push on while infections are spreading among teams out east and now the midwest. The situation gets more grim each day, it seems. Frankly, it’s amazing no teams in the AL an NL West haven’t had any positive tests yet. Fingers are crossed that it stays that way.

Anyways, here is today’s slightly macabre FanPost Friday prompt and poll. Please feel free to elaborate on your vote choices in the comments!

Let’s say the AL & NL West are the only divisions able to finish the 2020 MLB season. What are the most likely outcomes?

Poll

If the AL & NL West teams are the only teams able to keep playing, should the rest of the season be converted into a shorter, single elimination round robin tournament or just press on with the schedule as is?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Round robin tournament, let’s get weird
    (81 votes)
  • 15%
    Stick with the schedule
    (23 votes)
  • 31%
    Cancel it, won’t count for shit anyways
    (48 votes)
152 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who wins the West?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    HOU
    (18 votes)
  • 4%
    OAK
    (7 votes)
  • 31%
    SEA
    (52 votes)
  • 0%
    TEX
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    LAA
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    COL
    (6 votes)
  • 43%
    LAD
    (71 votes)
  • 3%
    SD
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    SF
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    ARI
    (1 vote)
163 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Guess who is in last place in the AL West right now

This poll is closed

  • 100%
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    (123 votes)
123 votes total Vote Now

Also, make sure to go back and check out last week’s poll results! The 2-6 voters had the strongest showing, but the hateration must have fueled the Mariners’ fire!

Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels
ain’t that the truth
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