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Brewers-Cardinals Postponed After Positive Covid Test

MLB has been dealing with the fallout from over a dozen Marlins players testing positive for Covid-19, and it has caused scheduling issues for the Phillies, Yankees and Orioles as well. Today comes some rough news via veteran MLB reporter Jon Heyman:

That’s a real dagger. Hopefully everybody is safe. We will update this story when further clarity is available.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. Exactly Sean.

    And look at the Jimmy Johnson example from NASCAR. Positive test, and a couple of days later negative. So was it a false positive? Was he positive well before the test, thus late in the infection period when tested and the subsequent test the infection had cleared?

    Too many variables and too much panicked reaction. No room for reasonable, measured action.

  2. Just postpone and reschedule. NBD.

    It will become a big deal if they cancel the season over these breakouts, which A LOT of people want to happen for political reasons.

    But if they just shrug and let the players get over it and continue to play games, that would be a huge factor towards pushing America past this silly excessive panic.

    It’s just like any illness. Most people catch it and eventually get better. Only a few actually develop complications and die. A covid outbreak shouldn’t be treated any differently than a flu or cold outbreak.

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