Jolly Good Fellow
Couldn't find an appropriate thread to put all this in, so created a new one. Feel free to move if necessary.
Why would it have anything to do with that "the media" says about them? Their plan to play was ill-conceived and, apparently, their plan in the event of a breakout was even worse.I dont see how they keep the season going at this rate. It isnt fair to other teams to sit out of competition and fall behind in standing. I can see the MLB just throwing up their hands on this issue. They tried to play and now they will be scrutinized by the media until they are forced to shutdown. WATCH. Twitter is currently a dumpster fire and god forbid if you go against the masses over there. You run the risk of being bullied, doxxed and threatened with violence.
Their Plan was ill conceived because people tested positive?Why would it have anything to do with that "the media" says about them? Their plan to play was ill-conceived and, apparently, their plan in the event of a breakout was even worse.
What's that got to do with the media or the social media rabble?
If the response to positive tests is to shut things down, then they shouldn't have restarted in the first place. Just highlights there really is no plan.News just broke that the Cardinals-Brewers game has been cancelled today because of positive tests on the Cardinals. I haven't seen any more detailed information yet.
That means that 20% of MLB won't be playing tonight because of positive tests. I'm not saying this is the end of the season, but they need to figure out how to handle things better if they want to get in all 60 games.
I didn’t realize there was a Marlins section. Here’s what I’d do, hit the owners in the pocketbook to get their teams under control.If they want to fix problems like the Marlins and Cards, force them to field a team. If they have to quarantine their entire roster, they’re responsible for flying in replacements and playing whatever they can get to show up, managers, etc included. There’s thousands of people out there that would love to fill in that can follow the rules.
The MLB plan that was negotiated with the players union was basically an honor system. They test every other day. They have standards of conduct for the players to follow, but no monitoring or enforcement. The NBA has everyone in an isolated bubble. At the moment, that plan seems to be working better. Reports have said that the players union would not agree to a bubble. They wanted the freedom to move around as they please when not at the stadiums.Their Plan was ill conceived because people tested positive?
Their Plan in the event of a breakout was even worse?
Huh? Please explain.
Marlins players hung out at bars and it seems some Cards players went to a casino.According to ESPN, the Cardinals now have 13 players and staff (7 players, six staff) who are positive for COVID-19, after the number was 4 over the weekend. Looking less like the issue is players not obeying all of the rules and more like the MLB procedures don't prevent spread.
The good news is that no players from opposing teams of the Marlins or Cardinals have tested positive yet. The bad news is that in my opinion, the MLB is going to have to figure out why inter-team spread is happening so much or the season is in jeopardy.
I should have used intra- instead of inter-.Marlins players hung out at bars and it seems some Cards players went to a casino.
The lack of positive Phillies tests makes me optimistic about the likelihood of inter team spreading during a game. But intra team spreading seems almost inevitable. Doesn't bode well for other sports.