July 5, 2020 at 7:40 pm #132305
What does CDC say to do if you’re tested positive without symptoms. Isn’t that the procedure that MLB is following?
No, it is not. I am not an expert on the CDC, but doubt they have weighed in on the detailed particulars of how professional sports teams operate.
MLB developed an Operations Manual from a number of sources (almost certainly including the CDC) and submitted it to the MLBPA. The union made their recommended changes and the two settled on a 101-page document. That set the rules that all teams are following.July 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm #132306CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Regardless they are getting constantly tested and will be around others who are getting constantly tested.July 5, 2020 at 7:51 pm #132307
Absolutely. I did not mean to suggest the protocols are a problem at all. Tier 1, including players, coaches, and the other support people close to the team, are required to have temperature checks twice daily and diagnostic testing every other day all season long.July 6, 2020 at 8:52 am #132321
Delays in the testing process are hurting some teams’ preparation plans. In fact, the Cardinals have delayed their workout today, but they did not say why. It could be weather or something else.
The Washington Nationals canceled workouts today as results from their Friday coronavirus tests still have not shown up, sources tell ESPN.
Comes on the heels of the Oakland A's canceling a workout Sunday because of no results and testers not showing up to Angels camp, either.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 at 9:05 am #132324July 6, 2020 at 9:22 am #132325July 6, 2020 at 9:35 am #132326July 6, 2020 at 9:56 am #132327
At least according to them, the slackers do not include the Cardinals. Just yesterday, Shildt reinforced that they are erring on the side of caution compared to MLB’s defined protocols.
Additionally: Some players are reporting privately their teams are not adhering closely to elements of the health and safety protocol, re: participation. https://t.co/YlgfbsSF2X Some players feel their teams are being diligent, but this perspective is not uniform across MLB.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 at 10:19 am #132329
Another hit for the Braves after Freeman… On that team, Felix Hernandez is also sitting out.
Braves outfielder Nick Markakis opting out of the 2020 season
I will be surprised if this is the last one from the Braves who makes this decision
— BillShanks (@BillShanks) July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 at 10:35 am #132332Euro DandyParticipantFree
Utah lab at center of MLB’s plan to return to play this summer
In laying out how the league plans to protect players and personnel against COVID-19, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the league has paid to equip a lab with the ability to process thousands of tests each week. That facility is the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan.
“We paid, made an investment, to convert them over to do the testing that we need in order to play,” Manfred said.
SMRTL was selected at least in part because of its guarantee of quick results.July 6, 2020 at 10:43 am #132333bccranParticipantPaid - Annual
If too many opt out, this will be a really hollow season and championship.July 6, 2020 at 11:24 am #132335
This is becoming a sh*t show.
Can confirm via source that #Angels administered their own coronavirus tests in Anaheim and alternate training site in Long Beach on Sunday after testers failed to show. Samples were mailed to lab in Utah. Will have story posted on website soon.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm #132341
In case there was any doubt…
"At this point, the blame lies with CDT [the company that collects the samples] and MLB and I won’t cover for them like I did earlier today…once there were issues, they did nothing to communicate that to us or remedy the situation…"
– A's GM David Forst
— Gabrielle (@gfstarr1) July 6, 2020
A's at-risk reliever Jake Diekman blasts delays with MLB test results; “I feel like deep down, every player has it in the back of their mind that this is all going to fall apart." https://t.co/nNcNgQHbLl
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 at 2:05 pm #132344July 6, 2020 at 3:04 pm #132347
No workouts for the Cardinals today. There cannot be a season without testing.
'A little frustration in our camp as far as getting test results,' says Mozeliak as they announce they'll have no workouts Monday at Busch Stadium. Start fresh tomorrow. He's making this announcement to STL media in a conference call. #Cardinals #stlcards #MLB
— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) July 6, 2020July 6, 2020 at 3:23 pm #132348Minuteman3ParticipantFree
Brian, any chance of getting that Addler tweet reposted in readable form. I don’t don’t twitter so can’t do directly there.July 6, 2020 at 3:42 pm #132351Euro DandyParticipantFree
MM3, here’s a link to the MLB statement in Adler’s tweet.
By the way, in case you don’t know, you don’t need a twitter account to access the tweet. Just click on the Adler tweet above, then click on the picture within the tweet (the statement is posted as a pic within the tweet).July 6, 2020 at 4:16 pm #132354Minuteman3ParticipantFree
Thanks ED for that info. I just came back from a Cat Scan looking for blood clots in my lungs and was not on par with reading that tweet. BTW I never got it straight on Twitter but your line got it up fine and made me realize that I have MLB.com on the computer and have not been going to it because when I gave up they didn’t ever have much on it during the virus. Good reminder to check there more often. Again, thanks for waking me up to the baseball world again.
PS: NO blood clots..Hooray.July 6, 2020 at 5:22 pm #132360July 6, 2020 at 9:34 pm #132375
Manfred makes me wish cor Bud selig’s return.July 6, 2020 at 9:36 pm #132376
Voted off the island?
Sources with knowledge of the situation tell me other MLS teams wanted FC Dallas out of the bubble tournament after not doing what was necessary to be virus-free and ready to play. Similar feelings about Nashville right now.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) July 7, 2020July 7, 2020 at 11:59 am #132412
Despite not having ump’d a game this season Joe West is already in peak mid-season form with missed calls.
Joe West: “I don’t believe in my heart that all these deaths have been from the coronavirus."
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 7, 2020July 7, 2020 at 12:51 pm #132416
I wonder how much of this is being driven by his upcoming personal record for games worked. That is noted in the story.
But discussing West’s view of the virus is only going to cause those who want to share their personal views on the matter again to take us off the track of baseball. Let’s just stay away from that. Thanks.July 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm #132419stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
On an off topic note that I hope is ok here…how are you doing, BHC? I’m glad to see you back here. I’ve been thinking of/praying for you and your family.July 7, 2020 at 2:44 pm #132425gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Speaking of posters we haven’t seen in awhile has anyone heard anything out of Pugs? I hope something bad hasn’t happened and I am the only one that doesn’t know about it.
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