The MLB has quite a problem on their hands. The Miami Marlins seem to have dropped a chemical bomb on the league after 19 players test positive for COVID. The Marlins haven’t played for almost a week now but the fallout of them choosing to play while multiple players had tested positive continues to wreak havoc on the league. Marlins games were completely postponed as well as Phillies games, the team the Marlins played while testing positive for COVID. Now even more games have been suspended.
The St. Louis Cardinals have had multiple members test positive for the coronavirus, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon’s game at the Milwaukee Brewers, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. ESPN
Now since the Marlins haven’t played the Cardinals or the Brewers you can’t directly blame the Marlins for getting Cardinals players sick. They likely got sick because the teams are traveling across the country from stadium to stadium, hotel to hotel, restaurant to restaurant, all over the country during a global pandemic. Traveling a shit load while an airborne virus is out and about seems like an easy way to get sick. Still it is kind of the Marlins fault the game is postponed.
A source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers that if what is happening with the Cardinals had occurred before the Marlins outbreak, Friday’s game at Miller Park would still be scheduled. ESPN
A few Marlins players tested positive for COVID before a game last Sunday. The players hopped on a group chat and voted to play the game anyways, treating a COVID diagnoses as a pulled hamstring. “Eh it doesn’t hurt too bad I’ll be fine.” They didn’t bother to include the Phillies players and ask them if it was cool if they played baseball together and potentially infected a healthy baseball team. Nope. Just a big ol’ fuck it, let’s play baseball. After the Marlins stupid selfishness the MLB has taken notice. They’re now postponing games left and right if a player has tested positive.