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Outside The Confines: Bursting the postseason bubble

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Sorry, but fans attending postseason games defeats the whole concept of a bubble.

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The two biggest stories of this week are new takes on old favorites here at OTC.

First and foremost, someone bought the Mets and it wasn’t A-Rod and JLo! Steve Cohen will buy the team for a reported $2.4 billion dollars, and long-suffering Mets fans can finally bid farewell to the Wilpons. Chances are good Mets fans will still be long-suffering, but they’ll find new reasons to hurt next year. (I jest, but Mets fans will say it’s too real to be funny.)

The second biggest news bite is that Rob Manfred has an agreement that the postseason will take place in designated bubbles, and as a result of this projection of extra safety, he is also quite keen to think about allowing fans to go to those games.

We have started to see some limited numbers of fans allowed into NFL games, but I question the logic of letting casual viewers into a supposed “bubble.” Even with social distancing it seems like an unnecessary risk in the flagging weeks of what was already a risky season.

Not to mention the tickets would certainly cost more than any average fan could hope to pay, but that’s just me being grouchy about being poor.

Let’s see what else made news across baseball!

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.