Here we are, some 3 hours prior to first pitch, and the Nationals will be without their best gamer, Juan Soto. Why? You currently understand the why. He checked favorable for COVID-19 and for this reason cant return up until he has 2 unfavorable tests 24 hours apart.
Take one appearance at Rob Manfreds face and state that anyone is going to out-stupid him. Dont even bother coming at the crown since you cant help but miss out on.
MLB was most likely wishing to get through its display opener, the defending champ Nationals vs. the marquee franchise Yankees, without any indicator of just how dumb and unsafe this all is. When it comes to looking foolish, no one puts MLB in a corner.
Heres another fun tidbit. Soto was already held out of Nats camp for 2 weeks because at that time, District of Columbia protocols called for anybody that had actually entered contact with a person who had tested favorable to quarantine for 14 days. That was simply last Monday.
Far all have actually evaluated unfavorable, but we understand it takes a few days of having the infection prior to you d check positive. Soto tested unfavorable till he didnt. Are we simple days away from several Nats evaluating positive?
Second, Soto played in their exhibit video game versus the Orioles on Tuesday. Should not the catcher of the Orioles be quarantined and checked? He certainly spent more than a moment within six feet of him. The shortstop or second baseman he would have stood near after he doubled in that game? What about the home base ump? And does anyone wish to ask the Yankees how they feel about playing this team that perhaps has several gamers carrying the infection? Im reaching my limitation on questions I can ask without responses.
They in fact do have responses, its simply that all of them would involve baseball stopping, and apparently were not so much down the tracks on that as over the cliff.
Ill let The Athletics Nats beat reporter sum this up:
Exactly. Other than not knowing the complete level means everything should stop so it cant potentially be made even worse. Every country that has actually had a handle on this dealt with “what we do not know” as an indication to draw back and not risk it. To not discover out the difficult way. This country takes it as an excuse to move forward, due to the fact that hi, just since there are construction signs up in the middle of the street does not instantly suggest theres a basketball-sized sinkhole in there. So drive on!
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He evaluated positive for COVID-19 and hence cant return till he has two unfavorable tests 24 hours apart.
Far all have actually checked unfavorable, however we know it takes a few days of having the infection before you d check positive. Soto was already held out of Nats camp for 2 weeks since back then, District of Columbia protocols called for anyone that had come into contact with a person who had actually evaluated positive to quarantine for 14 days. And potentially any gamer that might have contracted COVID-19 from Soto but hasnt checked positive yet, remember it takes a couple of days and people are at their most contagious before even revealing symptoms, will be among his teammates. More players are going to check favorable, and theyll be isolated, however their colleagues will not, due to the fact that theres a video game that day or the next.
More gamers are going to evaluate positive, and theyll be isolated, however their colleagues will not, because theres a video game that day or the next. All the other sports have some break between games where, theoretically, everybody on a group can get a test and the results back prior to the next game (even if its not long enough to cover the whole incubation of the infection).
Because “what we dont understand” isnt a stop-sign, the Nats will roll it out for ESPN versus the Yankees tonight. And potentially any gamer that may have contracted COVID-19 from Soto but hasnt checked favorable yet, remember it takes a couple of days and people are at their most infectious before even revealing symptoms, will be among his teammates. This is the risk theyve chosen is great for TELEVISION cash.
Perhaps its an incorrect positive. But if its not, its an outstanding illustration of simply how fucked this all is.