It’s always a bad day when a sporting event gets canceled or postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests.
Fans and athletes alike look forward to the competition.
Fans pay money to go see their teams play games, and the athletes want to provide the fans with some entertainment.
But today, Major League Baseball has had to postpone its first game in 2022 due to COVID-19.
The game today between the Cleveland Guardians and Chicago White Sox has been postponed as a result of some positive COVID tests within the Guardians’ clubhouse.
Guardians beat writer Mandy Bell tweeted the news about the team’s positive COVID tests.
Today's Guardians/White Sox game has been postponed due to multiple positive COVID tests in Cleveland's clubhouse.
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) May 11, 2022
COVID Strikes Again
It’s always sad and disappointing when a game is canceled or postponed, even if it’s just weather-related.
But there’s something worse about it being due to COVID.
Maybe it’s because baseball lost so much of its season in 2020 due to the virus and when it finally got going again, there were still games lost due to players and organizational personnel testing positive, and that it’s still fresh in everyone’s mind.
Whether we like it or not, COVID is still a threat and when enough people on a team test positive, the game needs to be put off for a little while.
But it doesn’t mean that fans won’t be disappointed about it.
Every sports fan’s heart sinks when COVID affects the schedule and causes games to be lost.
Sports are supposed to provide us with a distraction from the real world, and when we don’t get that, it’s sad and disappointing.
There’s no makeup date determined yet for this game.
We’ll see what each team decides to do as a result of these positive tests.