Axios reports this morning that "the Yomiuri Giants, Japan's most famous baseball team, called off a preseason game hours ago after two players tested positive for COVID-19 … All Giants players, coaches and staff will be tested for the coronavirus."
The 12-team Japanese baseball league was hoping to open a shortened season in a couple of weeks, though without spectators in the stands, but Axios makes the point that this puts those plans "in jeopardy."
- KC's View:
As much as I want baseball to come back - as much I would like all sports to come back - I have found myself not being very optimistic. This story illustrates why.
You can bring back sports, but all you need is a couple of positive tests and suddenly the whole thing seems like a bad idea. It isn't just about limiting spread. It is about modeling responsible behavior.