Hands to yourself: Complying with protocols proves difficult
The outbreak among Miami Marlins players has highlighted the major leagues' vulnerabilities, though teams were already reexamining approaches after the first few days of play. It's not clear how the virus spread among Marlins players, though the cascading postponements have focused attention on safety protocols. Teams were aggressive in the ramp up to the season while preparing to return to the field during the pandemic. Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove said social distancing does have negative effects on team interaction that are hard to overcome. I think thats the biggest piece that is missing.
Safe at home? Social distancing difficult around MLB plates
He was like, Youre bothering me, Im trying to hit, recalled Girardi, now manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. I said, Well, Im trying to bother you, Chili.Girardi doesnt think that kind of chatter will happen as much this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some plate umpires are expected to wear their own face coverings. Im just trying to show that its easy to do and its the right thing to do, Frazier said. Neither is MLB players must use face coverings elsewhere in the ballpark, but not during on-field activities.