Baseball is Back, But for How Long?
If Major League Baseball is working on a three strikes and they're out policy, this could be the first strike.
Several Miami Marlins players and team officials tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The game went on as scheduled, but the team did not fly back to Miami as scheduled.
Maybe it was only a matter of time before something like this was going to happen, but here it is. As a result, both the Baltimore Orioles vs Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Yankees games that were scheduled for Monday have been canceled.
So what happens if MLB says "play ball" for Tuesday? The Orioles flew back home on Monday, so according to ESPN and Bleacher Report, they won't be coming back to Miami to play. That means that game will have to be played in Baltimore.
I hope this is a one time thing, as it sure was nice to watch some baseball over the weekend. If they can't get a handle on this thing quickly, MLB may just have to pull the plug on the rest of the season. I hope it doesn't come to that. (Psst, hockey starts next week.)