D'Backs and all California and Texas teams also. That's 11 teams, more than a third of the league.I don't think they can save the season, but they ought to consider having as many "home" games as possible by the Braves, Marlins and Rays be played in opponents stadiums. It should have already been considered before the season started given the number of cases in Georgia and Florida at the start of the season.
That they havent needed to speaks 100% to the mentality of the American athlete, and really the general public, in contrast to the folks over there. So much more willingness to personally sacrifice for the greater good over there.This isn't a real option for a 60 game MLB season because they dickered over non-covid stuff for so long.
The KBO’s plan for an outbreak is to shut down the league for two weeks, then reassess. They haven’t needed to do that, but speaks to how seriously such a problem is viewed, both for player safety and public as a whole.
I think it’s largely a question of timing - it’s not that other leagues didn’t go through this,they just did so earlier. This is basically what happened in the NBA in March, with numerous players testing positive (but because the NBA shut down quickly the spread was somewhat contained more than what MLB might be facing now).I wonder why MLB seems to have such a high percentage of positives versus any other league in existence, and the general public at large? I also question if these are all asyptomatic positives, if their tests are accurate.
The players who tested positive did not play. Like Soto last week. However, the difference from the Nats situation is several players tested positive, enough to credibly call this an outbreak, and yet the team still played. And of course later more positive tests came back. Agree MLB screwed this up.The Marlins had positive tests yesterday and were allowed to play. Seems like MLB fucked up here.
If they did, I have to think we'd have heard of them.This was my first question as well. Obviously, MLB hasn't handled this whole season particularly well, but I can't believe they didn't model some type of assumptions about outbreaks.
They work in the clubhouse still. One person gets it, so do many others. Leagues outside the US should not be compared because they have not fucked up Corona to the extent we have.I wonder why MLB seems to have such a high percentage of positives versus any other league in existence, and the general public at large? I also question if these are all asyptomatic positives, if their tests are accurate.
I haven't watched much of the other sports but the MLB players clearly haven't been taking this seriously. Limited mask use, spitting, no masking/distance in the dugout, pig piling after walk-offs, etc.The NBA hasn't had an outbreak yet. The Premier League. the NWSL. The KBO. The NHL.
Good job being a leader MLB.
Correct. Its a shame that the sport that was most likely to have been able to be done safely if in a bubble also has the strongest unionThey should have used a "bubble" system instead of doing so much traveling. That was the only possible way to have done this.
If the NFL wants to have a season, they'd better realize that soon.
MLB is seeing more positives than the other leagues because they're not isolating players the way the other leagues are. NBA players arrived in Orlando and were shut off from the outside world. NHL players are arriving in their bubble cities and aren't going anywhere. Meanwhile, MLB scattered players to 27 different cities and while they've got a robust testing procedure in place, players aren't holing up in isolation. They're free to go out into the real world when they want. Should it really be a surprise that the first team with a substantial outbreak was based in one of the hottest of COVID hotspots over the last few weeks?I wonder why MLB seems to have such a high percentage of positives versus any other league in existence, and the general public at large? I also question if these are all asyptomatic positives, if their tests are accurate.