Major League Baseball is doing its best to reshape the schedule due to COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the United States.
We’ve seen 20 percent of MLB teams have games postponed throughout the first week-plus of the season. It’s led to some dramatic measures from MLB. That now includes this note.
No surprise, but both ends of the scheduled Cardinals-Brewers doubleheader Sunday have officially been postponed, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 1, 2020
While this is not a surprise, it must be noted that MLB announced earlier on Saturday that it expected to play the twin bill. Of course, this all stems from multiple members of the Cardinals’ organization testing positive for COVID-19. The Cardinals-Brewers game slated for Saturday has already been postponed.
It’s been a major issue for baseball since the season started a little more than a week ago.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred threatened to put a stop to the season on Friday, demanding that players adhere to virus protocols better. He backtracked from that statement one day later and now believes that the season will go on as planned.
That’s fine and dandy. However, the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus around the United States and the baseball world will tell us a story here. After all, the Marlins had to suspend their season for more than a week after more than half of their active roster contracted coronavirus.