The latest on coronavirus-related situations around baseball…
- The Astros plan to reinstate Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, Martin Maldonado, and Robel Garcia from the COVID-19 list prior to tomorrow’s game against the Rockies, Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports (Twitter link). It isn’t yet guaranteed that any of the four will be activated from the COVID-IL, as Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes that “there are still some hurdles to clear once they’re in Colorado concerning intake testing.” Jose Altuve is the one player remaining on Houston’s COVID list, and Berman says the second baseman isn’t yet ready to return, though Altuve and the other four players were all cleared for individual workouts yesterday.
Oh boy, Covid comments are open, let’s see how long this takes to become a sh!* show. Ahahahaha!!
I think it’ll be fine. People can mute anyone they don’t want to read now so they only have themselves to blame if they don’t like the moderation. I just hope Altuve comes back soon. I can’t keep starting DeJong at middle infielder in my fantasy league. See. That wasn’t so hard. I just posted something that is a perfect example of the kinds of things we SHOULD be talking about it posts about players coming off or on injured lists for any reason
Fever Pitch Guy
See look at all the comments that have absolutely nothing to do with the players mentioned in the above article, this is why we can’t have nice things.
I think people are posting responsibly. Im encouraged
Why should it?
Getting my second vaccination next week. Looking forward to going to sports bars again.
getting mine saturday – I’ve been doing the sports bars for awhile ( easy to do as a day drinker in by noon out by 3 before anyone really shows up) what I’m looking forward to is going to a movie which is weird since I haven’t been to the movies in over a decade… guess its a case of ” don’t know what you got until its gone lol.
Not sure one can go and hang out at a sports bar in PA now or not. They keep changing the rules all of the time. For the longest time you could only order a drink if you ordered a meal and you could not sit at the bar. Who knew that Covid-19 could tell the difference if you ordered food or not.. No food triggers an attack mode…..
Some of the rules are silly, and I’m glad people supported these businesses .
Was there a drink maximum per meal? Like, did you have to order a meal for every drink you ordered or could you just order 1 meal for dinner and still drink as many drinks as you want? I always find the alcohol laws in different states and counties so interesting because they vary wildly in each state. I know that in Utah every domestic beer company has to make a special Utah version of there beer that only has 3 and a half percent alcohol and they don’t sell the normal 5% domestics at any bars but all the import beer can be the normal 5+% and they don’t mind. I never really understood any logic to that. The only end result is the domestic economy gets punished because almost everyone always spends their money on import beer even if they prefer the taste of domestic.
My state doesn’t need us to have them. Because my state isn’t communist 🙂
And we have a winner for least educated comment!
@herecomdatboi And here begins the death spiral for comments on Covid articles. Lol, go Alabama or is it Mississippi?
No one can force you to be a good human being. The fact is, if you get a couple shots, wear a mask and act considerately, the odds of you spreading the virus goes down exponentially.
But I agree, the state should not force you to make the world a better place.
I’m not normally for banning posters. But somebody who writes something this bad……
You have no idea what communist is.
Had them both, and am glad I did. World opens up just a little bit wider, and it’s a good thing it does. Maybe a few (outdoor) baseball games in the summer.
I hang out in them now, without a vaccine.
I’m glad you support those establishments. But you can also do a lot to prevent the spread and make the world a better safer place for all.
Make sure to have your pets spayed or neutered, please recycle & help prevent forest fires.
People however will always defy authority or common deciency unfortunately!
Authority in this instance is a bunch of politicians who know nothing about common decency, or diseases.
Did these people have an issue with small pox inoculations. There is a good chance their life is better because the State mandated participation?
Or maybe people like spouting pithy sayings?
There are good people who are not going to get vaccinated. However, reciting one of these pithy sayings and then bragging about not getting vaccinated cast doubts that person is one of them.
I agree with that.
You don’t want to get vaccinated because you don’t trust the data.? Which is why I’m glad people can talk about this. Which is why I’m glad we know how big league players are reacting to this, which is why I’m glad people can share their personal experiences.
I want to shed light on this. I’m getting my second shot next week. My first shot went without a hitch.
A lot of good people are not getting vaccinated. But those pithy sayings make many people sound like jerks.
But the CDC and health departments do. They make all decisions based on politics too though, right?
That was in response to kiddhoff’s comment
Unfortunately they do
You should have tested if you had COVID before. If you did than you don’t need a vaccine since you already have the antibodies.
How are teams handling vaccinations? All at once prior to an off day, or staged over several weeks, or varies from team to team? Curious as I read at least one team vaccinated all their players at once, while the Astros have a player (McCullers) who had a reaction to the vaccine, indicating they were vaccinating players, but at the same time other Astros went on the Covid list, indicating perhaps they tested positive and hadn’t been vaccinated.
More curious if MLB has a recommended policy here, or it’s a team-by-team approach.
If you take the vaccine, you reduce you risk by 95%. Someone can still give you the virus. However, if you both take the vaccine, the odds of getting from a vaccinated drops to practically nothing.
Being 95% effective doesn’t reduce your risk by 95%. Most people have already had COVID-19 and thus have temporary immunity just like people that had the shot. I’m guessing whoever posted the negative comments about the vaccine is leery about all the fake news the media puts out there. The supposed “bounty” on American soldiers is the latest example. That and the clip of the high up guy at CNN admitting, unknowingly, they say things on the news just to influence people’s political views is scary. Reporters should be made to report the truth or they should be liable. As for the vaccine I’m a little worried about side effects down the road. The fact that Trump got these companies to get a vaccine out the door that works in about 8 months was great for the country but we won’t know about long term impacts for quite a while yet.
They should space them out due to the possibility of side effects. And definitely not get them in the dominant arm
I’m glad players are taking them, but they absolutely can make you sick and the more people know the side effects the better. Knowledge is good.
I’ve been reading teams are spreading them out. Ohtani, for example, said he felt sluggish the first couple of games due to his shot. The Yanks and somebody else (Nats?) have had players skip a game due to symptoms of the shot.
It only makes sense. I’d look for a day game followed by an off day and get my shot done after the game.
I think it’s all at once, although staggered might be a better idea. But the team can’t force it on people, and some are declining it.
I’m also curious if teams have or will be manipulating the COVID list like they typically do the 10 day IL. Would be perfect to have a relief pitcher without any options left have a ‘bad reaction’ to the vaccine or even get a ‘positive’ test right after a game in which they pitch a bunch and they need a fresh arm for the next couple of days.
Does anyone know how long intake testing should take? I mean if they’re in Denver early enough shouldn’t be an issue, right?