I was watching the Padres-Giants game yesterday. Giants down 5 until the 7th inning, they tied it up going into the bottom of the 9th, and the Padres annihilated them with six runs in the 10th.
The Padres hugged each other, they high-fived each other. They did it knowing what went on with the Marlins and they did it on live TV.
They did it knowing that they're coming from a relatively infected area in SoCal. They did it when they knew, or should have known, about the Andrew Whitworth situation.
MLB let alone NFL rules do not preclude what happened to Whitworth, which was a family member having lunch with a friend who had become infected and then spreading it to him and his whole family.
American soccer and basketball players are ensconced from the outside with limited if any outside involvement including family. Examples from these sports or any other doing things overseas where there's orders of magnitude less of community spread just shows that's a safer environment now overseas that does not apply here. MLB and NFL didn't bubble. MLB is now already affected but they finish their regular season 9/27.
EDIT: Cardinals vs Brewers is now postponed because of positives among the Cards.https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/ca ... r-BB17pIXB
Bringing it to now six teams whose games have been "postponed." They're talking about doing 7-inning doubleheaders now. It's not like NFL has those same options.
EDIT2: MLB Commish is talking about shutting the whole thing down if numbers don't improve and if players aren't compliant with the steps in place. If I was being a millionaire I wouldn't high-five anyone but as everyone saw from the above even those priorities differ . https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/295 ... oronavirus