The news yesterday that up to 16 players and coaches had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus from the Marlins (8 known yesterday and 4 previously) after they had played in Philadelphia caused the cancellation of not only the Marlins game that was scheduled in Miami, but also the Phillies vs Yankees which was scheduled to take place last night in Philly, and tonight is still a question mark.
Test results from the Phillies players are due back today, as of the time this article is being written there is no information on whether the game tonight will go on as scheduled in Philadelphia. (Later update : today’s game with the NY Yankees and the Phillies has been postponed)
New episode of Starkville with Dan Shulman, the voice of the @BlueJays, and Dr. Zach Binney to help us understand more about baseball and COVID-19. #MLB @ApplePodcasts @Spotify https://t.co/tJA92xsHCY— Doug Glanville (@dougglanville) July 28, 2020
Listen in to ‘Starkville’ as they ponder the question if the MLB should be shut down? I don’t know about you, but the league knew if would be facing the possibility of this happening. Did players go out to a bar and let their guard down? We’ll see what happens as time goes on.
I wonder what Zack Wheeler is thinking now about the season, as well as the rest of the Phillies players, being so close to a possible infection has got to change your perspective about playing baseball through a pandemic, but the season went on last night for other teams, so it appears for now that the MLB season will continue on.
As of 11:00 am on Tuesday, here’s a report on the Phils/Marlins testing:
The latest on the Phillies’ players and coaches all testing negative for coronavirus and four new cases with the Marlins, bringing their total since Friday to 17, on @GetUpESPN. pic.twitter.com/2843LiDf1P— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2020