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Outside The Confines: Another day closer to baseball

But some more players will be opting out of the season

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Happy Monday, BCBers, and I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

As we approach the forthcoming season at a rapid pace (maybe), we’ve seen a number of players continue to opt out, citing personal reasons, or choosing not to openly cite reasons at all. Some players, like Mike Trout, have been called out in the media because of their concerns about playing while their wives are expecting.

Giants’ catcher Buster Posey has become one of the recent names to opt out of the season, citing the health of his newly adopted newborns. Babies Ada and Livvi were born prematurely, and Posey and his wife Kristen just finalized the adoption last week. Since the girls will need to spend time in neonatal care, Posey decided it best not to put his health and theirs on the line by continuing the season.

Meanwhile, Josh Donaldson announced he and his partner Briana Miller are expecting a daughter, but the Minnesota Twin has not opted out of the season.

There is no right or wrong response for these fathers-to-be, but they are certainly facing a lot of scrutiny for the choices they’re making.

  • Speaking of Donaldson, here’s his cute gender announcement.
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And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.