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  • Should a Game be Postponed for Injury

    Recently in a hockey a player had his throat Slashed, in a game. Football players have been paralyzed in games

    The game was continued After the injury, If I baseball player had a horrible injury like that ala Ray Chapman or Herb Score.

    Should the game be postponed. It seems to me while we all want the continue, I am not sure the game SHOULD be continued.

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    Injuries are going to occur with any sort of physical activity. If this were the standard, to postpone games because of injuries, there would be postponements almost daily.

    I don't see a logical reason why they should call the game because of a singular, possibly horrific incident. That's why there is medical staffing at every game. Everyone knows the assumption of risk, and that is widely accepted.

    I'd go so far to say that if sports events were to be stopped because of injury, there would never be a single completed marathon.
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    • #3
      And what if a Player Died??

      I think that happend recently in the minor leagues

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      • #4
        That was a coach.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by zahavasdad View Post
          And what if a Player Died??

          I think that happend recently in the minor leagues
          It was a coach. I think the example that you're looking for is when umpire John McSherry had a heart attack on Opening Day in 1996. I believe that game was postponed.

          To me it depends on the circumstances.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
            Injuries are going to occur with any sort of physical activity. If this were the standard, to postpone games because of injuries, there would be postponements almost daily.

            I don't see a logical reason why they should call the game because of a singular, possibly horrific incident. That's why there is medical staffing at every game. Everyone knows the assumption of risk, and that is widely accepted.

            I'd go so far to say that if sports events were to be stopped because of injury, there would never be a single completed marathon.
            As insensitive as we may sound, I'm going to have to agree with CCN.

            You have to think of instituting standards with a legal mindset, meaning what precedents and loopholes do you establish by passing a statute. I wouldn't want to risk the slippery slope of having to determine which injuries are severe enough to warrant stoppage of a game, since the stoppage of a game often gives one team a substantial advantage.
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            • #7
              After 9/11 every sports league postponed their games (Including Baseball)

              The SEC wanted to have their games anyway, the only reason the SEC cancelled their games was because the airlines could not gurantee flights.

              So you are saying MLB was WRONG for postpoing after 9/11

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zahavasdad View Post
                And what if a Player Died??

                I think that happend recently in the minor leagues
                Death and injury are two very different circumstances, mind you.

                So, what is the argument to postpone due to an injury?
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                • #9
                  If you saw the Injury to that Hockey Player (I doubt any pictures exist for Ray Chapman or Herb Score) It was nasty, There was blood everywhere

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz9nj...eature=related

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zahavasdad View Post
                    After 9/11 every sports league postponed their games (Including Baseball)

                    The SEC wanted to have their games anyway, the only reason the SEC cancelled their games was because the airlines could not gurantee flights.

                    So you are saying MLB was WRONG for postpoing after 9/11
                    Are you asking me?

                    I don't know if you can be "wrong" or "right" in that decision. In addition there were probably tons of logistical issues (airline flights, security checks, the general opinion of the fans, players, and executives, etc.)

                    So, I think it was more of a practical issue than one of being right or wrong.

                    I would not have objected on any sort of moral grounds had baseball resumed earlier than it did - that's the best I can do to answer your question, sorry.
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                    • #11
                      unless someone has died, it is incumbant on the parties involved to make sure the game is completed. sure it was a nasty injury, but they found out pretty quickly that he was going to be fine. crap happens and ya just gotta deal with it.

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                      • #12
                        One should be able to recognize the difference between an injury on the field or even a death on a field, and a terrorist attack or national disaster that kills thousands.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by zahavasdad View Post
                          A Player could get hit by a Broken Bat, Line Drive , Spike
                          That's not very likely.
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                          • #14
                            Herb Score was hit by a nasty Line Drive and it ruined his career.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by zahavasdad View Post
                              Herb Score was hit by a nasty Line Drive and it ruined his career.
                              That doesn't mean a game should be postponed.
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