Cubs: Two staff members tested positive for COVID-19

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The Chicago Cubs had two staff members test positive for COVID-19. These were ‘at home’ tests, and not by the team.

The Chicago Cubs and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. They were at home tests, and not given by the Cubs. Their Summer Camp will be delayed 14 days or more depending on testing. He says one was tested out of an ‘abundance of caution.’  The second staffer got it because ‘a friend of a friend had it.’ The players? Those results will come quickly.

General manager Jed Hoyer mentioned that players from the 60-man with an intention to opt-out. The Washinton Nationals Ryan Zimmerman and the Arizona Diamondbacks Mike Leake were the first to opt-out of the season. The Colorado Rockies Ian Desmond after that. More will follow, that’s for sure.

The staff members are hopefully doing well. It’s the reminder as to the crazy world we’re living in. My dentist asked me, ‘What do you about the coronavirus?’ I was at a loss. And my dentist suggested that we ‘build up our immunity.’ I don’t know about all that. But 60 years old or more? Cancer patients requiring treatment (which I am)? No, sir. I’ll die if I get exposed. COVID-19 or cancer? I’ll take cancer, hands down. It is in my blood.

Cancer survivor Anthony Rizzo said he was going to play. Jon Lester, too. But both can say it’s just not worth it and opt-out. That’s their right, and they are bringing home a paycheck because they are ‘high-risk.’  But health trumps fortune all day long. If they don’t want to play baseball? Good for them.

So what do you do if you have a ‘pre-existing’ condition or your spouse? Or you might be infected with COVID-19 and not realize it. Maybe its time to ‘let it ride’ and not wear a mask. We got a lot of it going around in Charlotte, NC.

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An 82-game schedule would have been nice. But the MLB and the players union were acting childish. So you get 60 games and an extended playoff. Also, you get a taxi squad, as well. Did I miss anything?