Miami Marlins Season ‘Paused’; Schedule Changes for Phillies, Yankees, Orioles

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At this point, 15 players on the Miami Marlins and two members of their coaching staff have tested positive for Covid-19. Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal reported that their next opponents, the Washington Nationals, collectively voted against heading to Miami to play them. Now comes the news, first reported by Marlins podcaster Craig Mish and confirmed by USA Today baseball reporter Bob Nightengale, that the team’s season is “paused,” probably for at least a week:

The Marlins were originally scheduled to play:

  • Orioles (7/27-30)
  • Nationals (7/31-8/2)
  • Phillies (8/4-8/6)

Add it all up and it’s unlikely everyone will be playing 60 games this year. Chatter on baseball Twitter is that they could wind up doing what they did in the strike-shortened season in 1981, and determining playoff berths by winning percentages.

Meanwhile, the Yankees, who were supposed to play the Phillies this week (the Phillies are the most recent team to face the Marlins) spent the day making contingency plans about who and where they’re going to play TOMORROW:

And now this is confirmed happening:

Baseball season is likely to be bananas for the foreseeable future.


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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