The Phillies and the Yankees were postponed, the Phils have all tested negative so far in the Covid-19 tests after playing a Marlins team that had a massive break-out of the virus among its players. So far it is officially unknown on how the team got infected so badly.Embed from Getty Images Baseball hasn’t slowed down too much, here the Dodgers and Astros are ready to brawl after Joe Kelly from the Dodgers threw at two Astro players Embed from Getty Images Kelly is taunting the Astros here, but he got an 8-game suspension from the MLB for this, a long time in only a 60-game season
Many op-eds were written in the local Miami papers on how the MLB may have made a mistake by starting the season in a pandemic. But for the most part, all of the other MLB teams have been ok, thus pointing to the Marlins and alluding to the possibility that maybe the Marlins or one player didn’t do the right thing when it came to protecting himself and others from the virus and now they are all paying for it dearly.
The Phillies will start up again on Saturday with a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays and the Marlins won’t be starting up again until Monday at the soonest (maybe Tuesday against the Phillies more likely). Even Marlins prospect Jazz Chisholm who isn’t on the current Marlins roster has the Covid-19 virus. He is doing ok. He is from the Bahamas and was named to the Marlins 60-man roster at the start of the season.
The Phils and the Blue Jays will start the twin bill at 3:07 PM at Citizens Bank Park. But looking at the schedule, the Phils would have to go down to Miami on Tuesday next week to play the Marlins. So that puts them right back in the middle of trouble, though the Marlins that had tested positive won’t be back on the field for a while. Of course things are changing by the day with the schedule for the Marlins to make up the games, so I’ll be keeping an eye on that for sure.