MLB has a problem. That problem is players not adhering to their health and safety guidelines in the middle of a season during a pandemic. While the Dodgers have been good about staying out of high-risk areas, they also need to learn from examples around the league.
The Cleveland Indians would be a good example of what not to do as a club. After one pitcher was sent home for spending a night out with friends on a road trip, Mike Clevinger was later found to have joined him. Clevinger showed up to a team meeting and even traveled with the team, putting everyone at risk.
Dodgers part-owner Magic Johnson recently spoke with Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. For Johnson,t the fate of this season is in the hands of the players. If there is any sort of selfish intent, baseball is in jeopardy.
You can’t be selfish. You just can’t. That’s the word you’ve got to use. It’s not about them. You have to be unselfish, because when you’re doing the right thing, that means you are caring not only about yourself but other people – your teammates and your family. That’s for your health, your teammates’ lives, your families’ lives, everybody.
Johnson went even…