Making haste slowly, with setbacks likely.
The Braves’ Freddie Freeman tested positive for COVID-19.
Ten days ago “some number” of Dodger players and/or staff tested positive as well.
The 2020 All-Star Game has been canceled and the 2022 game has been awarded to the Dodgers to make up for it.
…the most shocking part of MLB’s startup of summer training camps this week: Only 1.2 percent of the first 3,185 intake tests of players and other personnel produced positive results — a clear victory for league-wide discipline and apparent respect for safe practices.
On the other hand, those results didn’t include all of the intake testing done during the week. They also didn’t include the positive tests of players and staff that teams already were aware of — including at least 12 from the Phillies more than two weeks ago.
And a cautionary detail of Freeman’s case is that he reportedly tested negative during intake testing — before getting hit “like a ton of bricks” by the virus Thursday, according to his wife’s Instagram post.