Playing a Major League Baseball season amid the COVID-19 pandemic was always going to be risky. Yet it only took four days for the virus to break out among one MLB team, causing the postponement of two games and maybe more to come.
Naturally, the COVID-19 outbreak among the Miami Marlins was the main topic on WISE Sports Radio‘s baseball segment. Eleven players and two coaches tested positive for the virus a day after the Marlins played the Philadelphia Phillies. Should that game have been played on Sunday? Can MLB really expect to play a season?
When I get the call from Edmonton’s TSN 1260 to talk baseball, it’s usually because a big story is happening. An outbreak of 14 Miami Marlins players or coaches testing positive for COVID-19 certainly qualifies.
Chatting with Matthew Iwanyk, we go over the timeline of the outbreak among the Marlins team and the sequence of events that led Major League Baseball to postpone Monday’s games in Miami and Philadelphia. How big a problem is MLB facing in trying to play the 2020 season amid a pandemic?
Major League Baseball is preparing to play its 2020 season now that players and team owners reached an agreement on salaries and schedule. But COVID-19 always put a season in doubt and problems with testing could be the reason no baseball is played.
Some players have tested positive and others have opted not to play this season. The game’s top star, Mike Trout, is considering a similar decision. That’s the main topic on my WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, along with the Cleveland Indians saying they’ll consider changing their name.