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Outside The Confines: Everything is going wrong

With news of the Marlins COVID outbreak, the whole season now feels as tenuous as ever

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Happy Wednesday, Cubs fans, hope the downward slide into the weekend treats you well.

Of course the biggest news of the past week has been the news of a Miami Marlins COVID outbreak that has impacted more than 14 players and staff and rendered the entire team out of commission for the remainder of the week.

We’re learning — among other things — that vital decisions about play are being left to player group chats; and that MLB isn’t taking this nearly as seriously as they should be.

Since the main focus of all baseball stories this week revolve around this story, I’m just going to jump into the links to share the great pieces surfacing around the internet

Let’s start by a look at the beginning of the outbreak news earlier this week.

  • Oh yeah, and then this inevitable absurdity happened in the Astros-Dodgers game.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.