Marlins COVID-19 outbreak may have all stared after a night out in Atlanta.
If you thought the MLB’s problems with the Marlins couldn’t get any worse, you’d be terribly wrong. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, their COVID-19 outbreak may have been the result of a night out in Atlanta prior to Opening Day.
Nightengale claimed that “at least one” Marlins players spent a night out in Atlanta when the team was visiting for an exhibition game on July 22nd. Two days later, the Marlins opened their season against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
If this truly is the spawn of the Marlins outbreak, those players who decided to go out in Atlanta need to be punished. They clearly do not realize the severity of the situation and how easy it is for one person to put the entire season in jeopardy. If this is what ends up finishing the MLB season, it would be an absolute disaster.
So far, the MLB season has been a trainwreck.
Currently, half of the Marlins roster has tested positive for COVID-19. The MLB has officially paused their season until next Monday as the team attempts to recover. Less than one week into the season, the MLB’s restart plans are not off to a great start.
The Marlins and the MLB as a whole will need to make huge adjustments if they want their season to continue. The Marlins will need their taxi squad to fill in for the players they have lost to COVID in the mean time. They’ll also need to adopt more vigorous and reliable testing methods in order to prevent another outbreak.
It’s safe to say that if all of this started from a few players going out in Atlanta, it would be a terrible look for the MLB. The pure stupidity that these players showed is an embarrassment to the league as a whole.