August 1, 2020
These are the numbers that scare the hell out of the NFL today.
Those are the numbers of Miami Marlin baseball players who tested positive for Coronavirus over just two days. Going from 3. To 11. To 17. The team was shut down and the schedules of four other baseball teams altered as a result.
3-11-17 – over two days. It’s a reminder of just what we’re dealing with here. That is an alarming acceleration of infections. Baseball players have freedom of movement. On the field there are protocols. Off the field is another matter. The players are more or less on the honor system to keep themselves healthy. The future of this season is in the balance.
And that’s where the NFL comes in. They’re paying attention. Football players face even more risk. There are more players and it’s a more physical sport.
3-11-17. It’s not the end of sports. It is a warning.