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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.