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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Unvaccinated Yankees, Mets players will be able to play home games as NYC mayor to drop mandate, per report

On Thursday, New York City mayor Eric Adams is expected to announce the private-sector COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be reversed specifically for performers and athletes in local venues, according to Politico’s Sally Goldenberg. The reversal will allow unvaccinated New York Yankees and New York Mets players to play home games.

Here are more details from Goldenberg:

Just last week Adams said there wouldn’t be any special carveouts for athletes.

“Everyone is focused on the sports area. They’re focusing on one person. I’m focusing on 9 million people,” the mayor said on March 16. “I’m not looking at one person. I’m looking at my city not closing down again.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 24, 2022 at 11:51 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, mets, vaccines, yankees

Friday, January 21, 2022

Tom Goodwin, former Boston Red Sox coach, says MLB bullied coaches into getting COVID-19 vaccine: ‘There was no choice’

Former Red Sox first base coach Tom Goodwin sounded off on Major League Baseball on Friday, telling The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that the league “bullied” coaches and other non-playing personnel into receiving the COVID-19 vaccine even if they were against it.

Goodwin, who spent four seasons on Boston’s staff before being let go immediately after the 2021 season, missed several games in close contact protocols during the regular season and had to step away from the Red Sox at the beginning of the postseason because unvaccinated staffers were not allowed to access the playing field during the playoffs. He has since been vaccinated and accepted a job with the Braves as a roving minor-league outfield instructor; he did not receive any major-league coaching offers, according to Rosenthal.

Because players are part of a union, Major League Baseball can’t mandate that they get vaccinated. Coaches and other team employees, who are not part of a union, are another story. The league has yet to decide on a vaccination policy for big-league coaches in 2022 but it’s clear teams strongly prefer their staff members to be vaccinated in case MLB mandates shots for them.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 21, 2022 at 01:48 PM | 241 comment(s)
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