by Brandon Butler
COVID-19 Outbreak Just Four Days into Baseball Season 7/27/2020

Kate Cox for Are Technica is reporting that just four days into the delayed and shortened MLB season there’s already a massive outbreak of COVID-19 on the Miami Marlin’s roster:

The Marlins were supposed to host the Baltimore Orioles tonight for their home opener in Miami. But as ESPN’s Jeff Passan was first to report, the game has been cancelled after at least 14 Miami players and staff have tested positive for COVID-19. […]

The outbreak among the Marlins, however, throws into doubt whether the shortened season, absence of crowds, and isolation protocol are enough to keep players safe.

League officials are reportedly planning an emergency meeting today to discuss the potential for continuing the shortened 60-day season.

Cancel the whole season. Sports should be fun and safe. A sports game is not worth risking the lives of people playing it. (cough NFL cough)