2 weeks ago
EP-27: Major League Baseball Is In Trouble

Just about a week into the season and already the Miami Marlins have seen their campaign paused due to a major COVID-19 outbreak and other series are being postponed due to positive tests around the league. Richard and Donnovan discuss the trouble Major League Baseball is in with two guests.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle shares her thoughts on the outbreaks, if we’ll see more players opt out, what type of safety protocols are in place for media in Oakland and if commissioner Manfred has done enough to ensure the safety of MLB players and staff. 

Epidemiologist Zachary Binney is back. He questions MLB’s use of contact tracing, discusses when it will be safe for the Marlins to play again, what types of behaviour players should be avoiding and if an MLB bubble would have been best.

COVID-19 Resources: (1) Sportsnet: The inside story of Raptors’ Black Lives Matter face masks (2) Wellcome Collection: A history of medical masks (3) National Geographic: Buddy, first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in the U.S., has died

This episode is scripted, produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch. Adrian Cheddie provided archival support and Jeff Azzopardi assisted in the production of this episode.

Audio Credits: ABC Good Morning America, ABC Sports Radio and MASN.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Just about a week into the season and already the Miami Marlins have seen their campaign paused due to a major COVID-19 outbreak and other series are being postponed due to positive tests around the league. Richard and Donnovan discuss the trouble Major League Baseball is in with two guests.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle shares her thoughts on the outbreaks, if we’ll see more players opt out, what type of safety protocols are in place for media in Oakland and if commissioner Manfred has done enough to ensure the safety of MLB players and staff. 

Epidemiologist Zachary Binney is back. He questions MLB’s use of contact tracing, discusses when it will be safe for the Marlins to play again, what types of behaviour players should be avoiding and if an MLB bubble would have been best.

COVID-19 Resources: (1) Sportsnet: The inside story of Raptors’ Black Lives Matter face masks (2) Wellcome Collection: A history of medical masks (3) National Geographic: Buddy, first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in the U.S., has died

This episode is scripted, produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch. Adrian Cheddie provided archival support and Jeff Azzopardi assisted in the production of this episode.

Audio Credits: ABC Good Morning America, ABC Sports Radio and MASN.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.