The massive Coronavirus outbreak in the Miami Marlins brings the Major League Baseball in great distress. According to the US-health expert Anthony Fauci of the incident could bring the season "in danger". It was very unfortunate what happened with the Team, said Fauci in the program "Good Morning America" TV channel ABC.
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"I think, to play that you need to stop, but we need to look at what is happening from day to day with other Teams," added Fauci, who belongs to the Coronavirus-working group of the White house.
MLB Boss Rob Manfred showed up, however, still left. "I don't see it as a nightmare. I am still optimistic that our protocols and measures are good enough so that we can play in such an outbreak - and our season can end," said Manfred, in an Interview with the MLB Network on Monday.
Meanwhile, the criticism of MLB increases, among players, managers, as well as in US media. "I want to be honest with you, I'm afraid. I'm really scared," said Manager Dave Martinez of the Washington Nationals. "You can see how half a Team is infected and travels from city to city. I have friends in the Miami Team really stinks."
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"Baseball is in big trouble," said meanwhile, Andrew Morris, a Professor of infectious diseases at the University of Toronto. "I wonder if you listen to the advice of experts or whether their experts will give you good advice. This was not a Plan that someone who knows what he is talking about, would have thought of."
Pitcher David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers had decided due to the uncertainties, to dispense with the season and not to play. "Now we will really see if the MLB puts the health of the player first," he wrote.
MLB picks game operation as the first major U.S. League to
The MLB start on Friday as the first of the four major U.S. sports leagues in addition to Basketball (NBA), hockey (NHL) Football (NFL), in spite of the in the USA more rapidly rising infection numbers, the game operating again. The 60 games per team instead of similar to how in the Bundesliga stadiums without spectators.
According to MLB chief Manfred had been on Monday in a phone conference with one of the 30 club owners of a Season, dropping out is not the issue. It was assumed when Creating the hygiene concept anyway to have in the course of the season, positive Tests. "We have designed the protocols so that we can continue to play. That is why we have the expanded game lists, so we have a Pool of additional players," said Manfred.
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