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Friday, September 11, 2020

Players should embrace MLB bubble rules to get to the finish line: Sherman

As The Athletic first reported, MLB proposed three options for family to join the players:

Quarantine from near the end of the season through the wild card, then join players in the Division Series via team or private charters.
A one-week quarantine before entering the League Championship bubbles.
No quarantine and the ability to attend games and interact with family at a social distance.

or teams like the Dodgers, who are cited even by competitors as among those organizations that have gone above and beyond the protocols to stay safe, I understand why their players feel like they do not have to do more to compete in the playoffs.

But consider again that MLB has not had a case in 19 of the past 20 days. What about that 20th? One case, as we have learned, is enough to shut down a team for at least five days. If that occurs in the postseason, MLB would have the devilish decision: Do you boot that team from the playoffs or insist that it brings the players who have been training at its alternate site to play the games. Could you imagine the Plan B Dodgers stepping in to try to win the team’s first World Series since 1988?

That is why the best practices must be applied to try to avoid even one October case.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 11, 2020 at 09:10 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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