March 9, 2021

MLB News: Commissioner Warns MLBPA of Shutdown if Virus Cannot Be Contained (Dodgers Nation)


Fridays are normally reserved for happiness, but not on this particular day. In the wake of the Marlins outbreak of COVID-19 numbers, MLB is making a strong statement to the MLBPA. That statement is ‘Do a better job, or lose baseball for the year’. 

Commissioner Rob Manfred apparently wrote to head of MLBPA Tony Clark this week about the climbing numbers. He told Clark that if the sport does not do a better job of managing the virus that the season would shut down for the year. 

This coming weekend might end up being one of the biggest for the entire season. With the Marlins players still quarantined and not playing, numbers cannot go up. A couple of Phillies players tested positive Friday morning resulting in a sense of urgency for MLB. 

If another outbreak comes to be, Rob Manfred has the power to shut baseball…

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