By all accounts, tonight’s Cubs-Reds game is going to proceed unless there is some sudden shift, though I’ll say that I’m still waiting to learn about various test result fallout after the Reds’ positive case from Friday and two other players feeling sick yesterday.
Without passing on whether the game SHOULD proceed or not tonight (I don’t have enough info), I will say that I’m encouraged to hear that the Cubs and their players are taking a proactive approach to communicating with the Reds. Everyone involved in this season needs to be making FULLY informed decisions:
Ian Happ says the 30-team reps had conversations with MLBPA today to know where things stand. Says Reds and Cubs have been in comumications about tests to make sure teams can take field safetly. #Cubs
— Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) July 27, 2020
Happ said Cubs have talked about taking more precautions (facemasks on base paths), have been in contact with MLBPA, Reds.
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 27, 2020
Happ (Cubs' rep) said reps around MLB have been in contact with MLBPA to stay informed about recent COVID-19 cases:
"As far as our clubhouse, as far as our situation, we obviously feel safe because we've done a good job going through everything, going through all the protocols."
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) July 27, 2020
Ideally, the Cubs and Reds will get back full testing results before tonight’s game, and can proceed with some piece of mind. Of course, even if there are nothing but negatives, the latency period of the virus still kinda makes you uncertain about whether there’s an outbreak taking place under your nose. The Marlins thing just has thrown me for such a loop.