Hear from several Cardinals staff who test positive. Do not have a breakdown of players / staff
– Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 1, 2020
Several Cardinals players have tested positive for Covid-19. By sources. More than five.
– Craig Mish (@CraigMish) 1 août 2020
More bad news. I hear at least 4 other Cardinals players have tested positive for Covid.
– Trevor Plouffe (@trevorplouffe) 1 août 2020
On a human level, I just hope everyone’s impact is OK in the long run.
As with anything COVID-19, you can cross your fingers as hard as you want, but this damn thing spreads among humans so easily. Once he hits the door of an MLB clubhouse – something you won’t know until a few days later – it’s going to spread. Unless players and staff treat each other aggressively as if they were already infected (and we can see on TV that gamers are not). So while it’s good for MLB and MLBPA and anyone else to remind players to do this or that and be serious and whatever, it was almost certainly already too late for the Cardinals.
What is happening now? Yeah, okay, as anyone outside of MLB can say for sure. If they follow the Marlins’ model, the team will remain in quarantine, where they have been since Thursday night. The players will be tested, tested, tested and the league will try to determine the extent of the gap. All Cardinals games will be postponed for a while, and now there are big questions about the Twins and Indians, who each shared a pitch and / or locker room with the Cardinals within 24 hours of those Wednesday tests.
We’ll update when the news comes in, and we’ll see if MLB is just shutting down individual teams and keeping moving forward, or if that’s the tipping point for the season.
The timing on this – what Anthony Rizzo said when we first heard about the Cardinals:
Anthony Rizzo knows how fragile the Cubs’ good start (5-2, zero positive player test) is: “We’re here today, we’re doing our job. We hope that tomorrow when we wake up the Cardinals (have) only two of their guys. – not six to eight – and it doesn’t spread there. “Https://t.co/wBO6uPbXhb
– Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) 1 août 2020