Major League Baseball’s playoff bubble made it the entire way without being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the entire league hadn’t really had an issue for the second half of the season.
Even considering all that, this would still be unbelievable news to come out DURING Game Six of the World Series:
Fox announces that Justin Turner left Game 6 of the World Series due to testing positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/pXyjLV9suY
— Matt Clapp (@TheBlogfines) October 28, 2020
That’s right. Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was removed from the game tonight – the literal final game of the season – in the 8th inning because, apparently, the Dodgers got word that he tested positive for COVID-19.
The mind races with questions, including when he took that test and when the Dodgers got the results, and how MLB decided to proceed knowing that the World Series was maybe about to end. And what would have happened if the Rays had won tonight?
What a bizarre capper to the Dodgers winning the World Series. Hopefully all is fine for Turner and his family, and we’ll have to wait to see what more information comes out.