Bubble, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble

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Didn’t they say this would all go away with the heat and humidity?

Is this a baseball bat which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?

I’m gonna go with the “false creation, proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain.”

With apologies to William Shakespeare, COVID-19 striking Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins after playing just three games in Philadelphia, it is becoming clear how difficult it will be for any major sports league in America to conduct a season, shortened or otherwise, unless the league adopts the toil and trouble of the “bubble” philosophy of playing all games in a single isolated location.

The Marlins stayed in Philadelphia Sunday night while further testing was done. Meanwhile, their Monday opponent, the Baltimore Orioles arrived in Miami Sunday evening to prepare for a game that was subsequently canceled. Somehow, traveling to a COVID-19 hot spot like Miami seems not to be in one’s best interests.

Clearly, the coronavirus did not go away in the heat and humidity. The majority of the individuals testing positive for COVID-19 are baseball players on the Miami Marlins. These are presumably young and fit individuals who now may have infected others, including club house staff, security, hotel concierge and staff, bus drivers, and others. Those people now run the risk of carrying this back to loved ones who may be susceptible to infection. Apparently, we are none immune.

Last night’s game between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies was also canceled because the Yankees would be occupying the same visitor’s club house that the Marlins used the day before.

It will be hot again today in the Salisbury area with temps reaching the upper 90’s. Thunderstorms may develop overnight and persist on Wednesday. Please stay safe and wear a mask if you go out. Yes, even in this heat.

If you don’t go out, curl up with a good book. I suggest Shakespeare’s Macbeth!


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