More Than Half of MLB Fans Think the Season Should Be Shut Down

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I am kind of getting to the point where I am over virus restrictions. The thing just isn’t a one size fits all thing. There are a lot of people who want to do their own thing while letting people at risk take their own precautions.

It isn’t for me to tell people whether what they believe is right or wrong. I do know that I am happy to have baseball back. It has not been without problems.

 Major League Baseball has temporarily suspended the Miami Marlins’ season, after half the team tested positive for COVID-19.


Technically, their season has only been paused through this Sunday . . . but it’s unclear how they’d be able to resume next week, considering previous players who have tested positive have been sidelined for at least two weeks.


Naturally, this will cause all kinds of scheduling issues . . . and thanks to the compact, shortened season, it seems unlikely that they’d be able to make up more than a week’s worth of games.  So there are a lot of unanswered questions.


Americans were THRILLED to have sports back last week, but COVID-19 has already tempered that excitement.


In a new poll of 1,000 baseball fans, 56% say they should just shut down the season, while roughly a third (35%) say they shouldn’t.  And about 9% aren’t sure.


For what it’s worth, there’s a RUMOR that the Marlins outbreak may have been caused by a few players who went out partying in Atlanta just before the season began.  There’s nothing official on that though.