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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: coronavirus, mets, vaccines, yankees

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   1. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: March 24, 2022 at 11:56 AM (#6068892)
What a stupid time to be alive.
   2. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: March 24, 2022 at 12:41 PM (#6068902)
i think, regardless of how we feel as individuals about covid or politics or any host of things - that's a sentiment we can (mostly) agree on.
   3. Darren Posted: March 24, 2022 at 03:39 PM (#6068934)
I assume this also applies to visiting players, but who knows, given the crazy kooky nutso times we live in.
   4. Pirate Joe Posted: March 24, 2022 at 06:53 PM (#6068967)
I assume this also applies to visiting players, but who knows, given the crazy kooky nutso times we live in.



Unvaccinated visiting team players have been allowed to play in New York in the NBA and NHL (if there are any of those in the NHL) all season long. That was the dumb part about this policy. If an NBA team with an unvaccinated player came to Brooklyn, the visiting team player was allowed to play while Kyrie Irving of the Nets was not allowed to play. Even more bizarre, recently Irving has been allowed to sit in the crowd without a mask on but was not allowed to play.

   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 25, 2022 at 12:54 AM (#6069012)
As I understand it, unvaccinated spectators were also allowed for the NBA & NHL in NYC, so singling out just the unvaccinated home team players out of the thousands present seems more punitive than health-related.
   6. Cris E Posted: March 25, 2022 at 03:18 PM (#6069065)
Wait, not a basketball fan, but if the Nets played the Knicks out of Brooklyn would Irving get to play as a visiting player? That would slap (as phrased by my 19 year old.)
   7. I am going to be Frank Posted: March 25, 2022 at 03:40 PM (#6069073)
An unvaccinated Nets or Knicks player could not play in either Brooklyn or MSG.
   8. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: March 26, 2022 at 06:12 AM (#6069158)
As I understand it, unvaccinated spectators were also allowed for the NBA & NHL in NYC, so singling out just the unvaccinated home team players out of the thousands present seems more punitive than health-related.
This was/is an employer mandate. On his way out the door, Bill de Blasio announced a rule that all workers employed in NYC had to be vaccinated. So the Nets and Knicks — both employers based in NYC — could not work without being vaccinated. The rule applied to workers, not others, so therefore spectators were not covered. And visiting players, not being employed in NYC, were also not covered.

It was health-related rather than punitive, but it was stupid and poorly thought through. Did I mention Bill de Blasio did it on his way out the door?
   9. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: March 26, 2022 at 07:53 AM (#6069164)
Out of the door, on his way to becoming President, right?
   10. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 26, 2022 at 11:26 AM (#6069180)
According to one sage observer, de Blasio and Buttigieg were the only serious contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination. #WeRememberRay

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