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Phillies Report Two Positive Tests – Coach and Clubhouse Attendant – And Shut Down Facilities (UPDATE: More Games Postponed)

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In a situation this fraught with peril and full of so many unknowns, I just cannot pretend to predict the implications of news like this.

Here’s the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak involving the Marlins and impacting other teams:

You’ll recall that the Marlins were mid-outbreak when they spent last weekend in Philadelphia playing the Phillies. You’ll also recall that the incubation period for the virus can be upwards of a week or more. You’ll also recall that Marlins players and personnel have been testing positive throughout the past week. You’ll also recall that the biggest concern about that outbreak is that it could have spread to another organization before they were quarantining.

Beyond that, I just can’t say much. Do we know if this dot connects to that dot? Is this just a coincidence? Is this going to shut the Phillies down for longer (they were supposed to resume play this weekend, and no players have yet tested positive)?

No answers. Just background info and huge questions. Effing mess this whole thing continues to be.

UPDATE: More postponements:

So, could the Blue Jays and Nationals just play each other this weekend because what the f*** at this point?



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.