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There are more positive COVID tests for the Cardinals. This could affect the Cubs next weekend

The pandemic is likely going to claim more ballgames.

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The Cardinals series in Milwaukee against the Brewers wound up being entirely postponed due to several positive COVID-19 tests among the Cardinals traveling party.

Now, we have learned of more positive tests for the Cardinals:

The Cardinals basically spent the entire weekend in their Milwaukee hotel, as noted by St. Louis pitcher Austin Gomber:

The Cardinals were originally scheduled to play four games against the Tigers beginning Monday, two in St. Louis and two in Detroit. That’s been changed to a three-day, four-game set all at Comerica Park in Detroit, with Wednesday as a doubleheader and Monday as an off day.

But with more positive COVID-19 tests, those four games are now in jeopardy of postponement.

The Cubs are scheduled to be in St. Louis to face the Cardinals this coming weekend in a three-game series beginning Friday night, after Cubs take on the Royals for four this week (first two at Wrigley, last two at Kauffman Stadium). I would think that depending on what we learn about the positive COVID-19 tests for the Cardinals, the Cubs series could wind up postponed or changed in some way.

Commissioner Rob Manfred said:

Honestly, the coronavirus doesn’t care if Manfred — or anyone else — is a “quitter.” It simply exists, and these additional positive tests put a lot of people at risk. Much as I love baseball and much as I’m liking seeing the Cubs do well so far in 2020, it’s probably time to pull the plug on this season. They tried; it didn’t work. Regroup and hope things allow a full 162-game season in 2021.