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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sources: MLB requiring teams to add coronavirus protocol compliance officers

Following the coronavirus outbreak that infected nearly half of the Miami Marlins’ roster and prompted the temporary suspension of the team’s season, Major League Baseball is encouraging players not to leave hotels in road cities except for games, mandating the use of surgical masks instead of cloth masks during travel and requiring every team to travel with a compliance officer who ensures players and staff properly follow the league’s protocol, sources told ESPN.

The updated rules, outlined in a memo distributed to teams Tuesday, came as MLB investigates the cause of the Marlins’ outbreak that has seen 16 players and two staff members test positive for COVID-19, according to sources. The Marlins’ games through Sunday have been postponed, and the prospect of their season restarting Tuesday at home against Philadelphia remains in question….

Nowhere does the 113-page protocol that governs the 2020 season explicitly address how the league would handle a coronavirus outbreak, let alone one the magnitude of the Marlins’. It offers neither a threshold of cases to shut down a team nor a scenario that would cause a pause in the season. For a document as detailed and pedantic as MLB’s operations manual, the lack of specificity on literally the entire reason for its existence—the presence of a global pandemic—has been a glaring omission, multiple general managers said leading up to the season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: July 30, 2020 at 12:44 PM (#5966904)
If only they had had months to plan for this.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 30, 2020 at 12:49 PM (#5966906)
Major League Baseball is encouraging players not to leave hotels in road cities except for games
Yes, because encouraging players not to do something MLB doesn't want them to do has been proven effective at curbing that behavior.
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: July 30, 2020 at 01:40 PM (#5966930)
Yes, because encouraging players not to do something MLB doesn't want them to do has been proven effective at curbing that behavior.

Each team's CV19 Protocol Narc should put a piece of scotch tape on the frame and door of each player's hotel room door after 10pm then check for any disturbance in the morning like our band chaperones did in high school.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: July 30, 2020 at 05:54 PM (#5966989)
Good thing they added another round of playoffs to make sure they had even less flexibility to make up cancelled games. All part of Jeter's master plan. Their 2-1 winning pecentage is guaranteed to qualify for the postseason. No wonder he had Fauci come in and infect the team.

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