4 days into the nascent baseball season, and we have some ominous developments. Regardless of the fact that the Giants used solid pitching and decent defense to comeback and amazingly even up with the hated Dodgers after getting their collective milkshake drank those first two games, 11 Miami Marlin players, and two coaches tested positive for COVID, and they are stranded in Philly while MLB has cancelled the Marlin home opener.
Philly, who played the Marlins, are gonna go into shutdown made as well as their game against the Yankees is postponed. It seemed that things were going fairly well, with just a few positives scattered around the league (Juan Soto, Chapman, and Le Mahieu among a long list of current and post-positive players), but this is the first concentrated outbreak that threatens the whole enchilada.
The next couple days will be very interesting as the league tries to tamp down this outbreak while still allowing other teams to play. This of course comes before both the NBA and NHL are scheduled to restart next weekend, and training camps are set to open.
So this is either the beginning of the end of sports or the first speed bump to overcome.
Whatever you do, don’t lie to me.