SJ - August 4, 2020
The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest MLB team to be hit by COVID-19. Several players and staff members have tested positive and their series with the Detroit Tigers has been postponed.
They're also the latest MLB team to face allegations of not taking proper precautions to avoid an outbreak. According to reports, at least a couple of Cardinals visited a casino prior to the positive tests.
The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest MLB franchise to face an outbreak of the novel coronavirus and it turns out that recklessness from the players may have played a part. According to a report from MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, multiple players on the team had made the trip to a casino before the outbreak struck.
Initially, three Cardinals players and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. That number has since jumped to seven players and six staff members.
At least a couple Cardinals did go to a Casino, as @TheRealJHair 1st suggested. MLB has since tightened its rule on leaving the team hotel from very strongly discouraged to not allowed. Cards Covid count going into today: 3 players, 4 staff
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 3, 2020
It's absolutely incredible that the MLB, who isn't operating in a bubble, was allowing players prior to the outbreaks to come and go as they please. Way to go Manfred, you incredible asshole.