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Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer wants to know why his home Nationals Park had no fans in the upper deck on Opening Day. The team socially distanced, just like all other teams except the Texas Rangers, but they insisted on having no fans in the upper deck.
To Max Scherzer, that makes no sense. It goes to show that thinking Americans will ask questions rather than just allow government or team officials to tell us how we can live our lives.
Max Scherzer says it doesn’t make sense that there weren’t fans in the upper deck. Says he would “love an explanation” on why there weren’t more people socially distanced, and that’s all he will say.— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) April 6, 2021
The Washington Nationals allowed just 5,000 fans at Opening Day, which isn’t backed by science. They claim they’re protecting the “health of fans and players,” but when did hiding from each other help us get healthy? Florida opened up the state, and Fauci blew his lid. America’s self-proclaimed doctor made Florida’s decision seem like a death sentence.
The results? Cases in locked-down states like California spiked. Florida and Texas, a state that also opened early, saw cases fall sharply. Fauci had no answer when he was asked how that’s possible, and now Max Scherzer wants to know why Major League Baseball can’t follow the science like Florida and Texas has. It’s the proper question to ask.
We’ll see how long it takes commissioner Rob Manfred or Nationals team officials to respond. We have a gut feeling that they hosted only 5,000 fans for the same reason they moved the All-Star Game: