Since the first coronavirus cases were identified in China in December, no country has been hit harder than the US, which accounts for nearly 4 percent of the world ‘s population and more than a fifth of the total. Things have gone from poor to worse in the almost four months after the pandemic transformed life as we know it, with the flattened curves that we were supposed would give way would rising case total nationally, aided by a dumb failure of leadership and an unforced error by government and people alike after another. This just didn’t go anywhere. Major league went back as well.
That has not stopped the big sports in America from going full speed ahead on their restart plans. But with more than 133,000 deaths going too clearly in the wrong direction in the US and so many countries, it’s all coming out a little tone-deaf and out of reach.
Major league Baseball
It’s been a week and a half since Major League Baseball has officially opened training camps. Ahead of a projected 60-game season to be in all 30 ballparks beginning July 23. An exhaustively comprehensive 113-page protection plan will aim to reduce the inherent danger of about 800 athletes plus back-room workers zig-zagging across the world. But issues have already emerged when many clubs. Including the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, St Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. They have already had to cancel workouts due to delays in coronavirus testing results. A crash that the commissioner’s office was quick to blame on the holiday weekend of the fourth of July.
The NBA and Major League Soccer are optimistic that maintaining players and workers. Inside segregated “bubble” campus configurations at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It would minimize the break long enough to conclude their suspended seasons. But both leagues will now be leery of Florida’s decision. One of the last states to enforce a stay-at – home rule and one of the first to reopen. Which has seen cases double since June and smashed the record for death in a single day on Thursday.
Like Major League, NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed on Tuesday, in the wake of reports that after tests started on June 23. 28 players and 10 team members had developed the virus. That a contraction could see the postponed season. The MLS is Back tournament will promote the revival of soccer marring almost entirely by the forced removal of two teams. Nashville SC (after nine players tested positive) and FC Dallas (10 players and one coach).