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Do the Sox need a new song for the eighth inning?

First, let's note that the Weymouth school superintendent today issued a press release that a worker developed a fever after returning home from a trip abroad last week, even though the country "is not a country that currently has any travel restrictions around the Coronavirus," and will return to work once he or she is feeling better.

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From what I understand, the coronavirus is strictly airborne, so there need be no concern about Dirty Water.

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I have used enough of the old Fenway restrooms and had enough ballpark hotdogs in my life to maintain a healthy respect/fear of dirty water, thank you.

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So far, research seems to indicate that the virus is *not* airborne, but rather spread by droplets when someone coughs or sneezes and someone either inhales that or comes into contact with a contaminated surface. (These droplets relatively big and heavy so that's not really airborne.) Other coronaviruses can survive a relatively long time on surfaces (like, days on the glass of a phone screen), so it's likely that this one can too

And... there's evidence of the ever-popular fecal-oral route — so don't rule out that dirty water.

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" spread by droplets when someone coughs or sneezes and someone inhales that" is a pretty good characterization of the most common mechanism of airborne transmission of disease.

I relent on Dirty Water, however. After all, the Standells were from LA, where the air was dirtier than the Charles.

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So, and the country is?

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It is irrelevant.

That's the point - stopping stupid rumors about someone who most likely came down with a cold.

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May the virus kill off Sweet Caroline. It's a terrible song, but a great reason for a bathroom break.

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For getting rid of that awful song.

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I'll turn the mic over to the great Charles Pierce:

"(Oh, and by the way, and I know it’s for the kids and all, and that it costs half-a-LeBron to go to the games here now, so you’re entitled to whatever entertainment you can find, but having an entire ballpark chant “So good! So good! So good!” immediately after the home team has given up 15 unanswered runs makes the fan base sound a little simple.)"

The sooner this song is buried forever, the happer I'll be.

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Good times never coughed so good.

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(cough cough! cough cough!) replacing the chant SO GOOD! SO GOOD!

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But Houston front office claimed they stole it from the Astros.

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Following the Betts trade, I think the Red Sox's new theme song should be Radiohead's How To Disappear Completely.

In a little while
I'll be gone
The moment's already passed
Yeah it's gone
And I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here
I'm not here

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