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Monday BP: Dodgers coronavirus cases spiked after World Series

In totally unsurprising news ...

World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Six Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Hello and happy Monday, San Francisco Giants fans.

This article isn’t about the Giants, but it is relevant. As you all surely know, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, and capped the 2020 MLB season in fitting fashion: by making the narrative about the coronavirus.

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was pulled from the final game of the World Series due to a positive coronavirus test result, and then made the shockingly irresponsible decision to return to the field after the game to celebrate with his team.

I don’t mean to pin all the blame on Turner. It was also shockingly irresponsible that the Dodgers let him back on the field, and shockingly predictably irresponsible that MLB didn’t do anything about it.

There wasn’t much immediate fallout because the season was over. There were no more games to postpone, and no more players to place on the restricted list.

But now we know that there was plenty of damage done. As reported by NBC, nine members of the Dodgers organization tested positive for the coronavirus in the days immediately following the World Series (it’s unclear if Turner is included in that tally). We obviously can’t know all of the origins or spread, so we can’t say with certainty that it is due to Turner’s reckless celebration, but ... yikes.

Old, random MCC article for you to read

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Have a tremendous Monday, everyone.