Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers fail in the playoffs yet again and the NFL continues to have to manage positive COVID-19 tests. These are the stories shaping sports and business for Friday, Oct. 16.
Mr. July just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Unfortunately it is a moniker befitting Clayton Kershaw as the postseason struggles from the Dodgers ace have come to the forefront once again following a loss to the Atlanta Braves that has put L.A. in a 3 to 1 hole.
To be fair, Kershaw didn’t pitch poorly for much of his start and got next to no run support, however, his playoff ERA is nearly double that of what he has posted in the regular season...and we are talking about someone who is a sure fire Hall of Famer here...so it isn’t unfair to say playoff Kershaw is real and not spectacular.
NFL Covid Test Update
An unprecedented 2020 season got stranger Friday as Positive coronavirus tests continue to be an ongoing storyline with the NFL this season.
Indianapolis Colts closed their practice facility Friday morning just a day after the Atlanta Falcons did the same following two positive coronavirus tests.
The Colts tweeted that several individuals within its organization tested positive and that it is in contact with the league about the next steps to take. Hours just later, Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted “All is well. Details shortly. Colts-Bengals, 1PM Sunday.
Meanwhile, ESPN is reporting that the Falcons tests have also cleared and players and staff are returning to the practice facility Friday.
Since the start of the season, the Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets have all had their schedules shuffled due to positive coronavirus tests.
The Tennessee Titans were the first team to have to reschedule a game due to a coronavirus outbreak that infected about 20 members of the team’s organization.
While there haven’t been any other widespread outbreaks since the Titans, this seems to be an issue the league will have to keep dealing with along with the rest of the country.