Another baseball team postponed after positive tests

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Major League Baseball has postponed another game because of positive tests for COVID-19.

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, tonight’s Cardinals-Brewers game has been postponed, because of positives tests (plural) from the Cardinals.

MLB previously suspended the Marlins’ season for at least a week because of their outbreak, which is up to 17 players after another positive test was reported.

Phillies games have also been postponed this weekend, after two of their staffers tested positive after last weekend’s series with the Marlins.

The fact it’s spreading among teams that hadn’t been in contact with the Marlins (they’re now up to six teams not playing tonight) underscores the danger of the spread, and how hard it’s going to be for sports played outside a bubble to reduce the chance of infection.

14 responses to “Another baseball team postponed after positive tests

  1. This is painful. I love football. I really do. But there is absolutely no way– zero chance– that we have a football season. Football has a 53 man roster, 30+ coaches, 30+ trainers, doctors, and another 10+ personnel people. That is over 120 people that need to be contained for a 5 month period. Even if you tell them to stay home; do nothing but go to practice and go home, if their kid goes to school, their spouse goes to work or grocery shopping they can still get it.

    I understand that you gotta try but it is not going to happen this year.

  2. I am not a Goodell fan either, but this is not a Goodell thing. He does not have the power/authority to insist on anything. Players have to agree/owners have to agree. And remember… he works for the owners.

    On top of that, as I before, football has about 120 ‘essential’ employees. Don’t know how you keep them in a bubble. It’s not like the NBA where you just have a 12 man squad and4 coaches
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    tb12greatest says:
    July 31, 2020 at 10:05 am
    Goodell should have insisted on a bubble, but he’s a moron so…

  3. This might be a good thing. The anti-maskers seeing actual people they know off getting the infection. It will hopefully lead to an education for them on the matter.

  4. I’m watching a Padres game yesterday and guys are chewing and spitting. The pitcher is licking his fingers. Baseball season is going to be over soon.

  5. Saw a baseball game on TV yesterday and remembered a world without Covid19 even with empty stands and silent seats. But it was just a chimara, a taunting ghost of what we could be a lot closer to if we had just taken it seriously from the start instead of the pretense and denial that has led the richest and most technologically advanced country in the world to be the world leaders in infections and deaths.

  6. Honestly, if anyone thinks there will be an NFL season, they are delusional. The NFL’s arrogance is showing. Shut it down!

  7. I just don’t see how football can happen this year. Why start something that you can’t finish, it would be a waste of everyone’s time, and could possibly end tragically. Time to pack it up and go home NFL until 2021. That would be the smart move!

  8. I can’t wait to see three years from now when we have a vaccine and millions of people are still contracting covid yet sports are being played and no one has a problem. Please tell me how that’s any different from right now. So if only 1.5 million are contracting it that’s ok. As long as it’s not 3.5 million. Cause as all you doctors on here know a successful vaccine works 55% of the time.

  9. Play the damn game. It’s the new normal Most of the test are asymptomatic. They don’t know they have the virus. If you’re having trouble breathing then don’t play common sense tells you that. Hell back in the day Jim Marshall played with double pneumonia, After the game checked himself into the hospital. If I remember right he checked himself out of the hospital so he can play the game. It’s amazing that only covid 19 virus is round, no other disease or sickness is around anymore. I know people that were tested positive and never and took the test. All they did was fill out the paperwork they got tired of waiting in line and left. They were notified later and said they tested positive what a joke.

  10. thewigglr says:
    July 31, 2020 at 12:01 pm
    I can’t wait to see three years from now when we have a vaccine and millions of people are still contracting covid yet sports are being played and no one has a problem. Please tell me how that’s any different from right now. So if only 1.5 million are contracting it that’s ok. As long as it’s not 3.5 million. Cause as all you doctors on here know a successful vaccine works 55% of the time

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    The polio and smallpox vaccines work on barely over half of the people?

  11. bcknights says:
    July 31, 2020 at 12:07 pm
    Play the damn game. It’s the new normal Most of the test are asymptomatic. They don’t know they have the virus. If you’re having trouble breathing then don’t play common sense tells you that. Hell back in the day Jim Marshall played with double pneumonia, After the game checked himself into the hospital. If I remember right he checked himself out of the hospital so he can play the game. It’s amazing that only covid 19 virus is round, no other disease or sickness is around anymore. I know people that were tested positive and never and took the test. All they did was fill out the paperwork they got tired of waiting in line and left. They were notified later and said they tested positive what a joke.

    This comment is so wrong-headed and just plain stupid that one hardly knows where to begin…

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