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Baseball Season in Jeopardy as Marlins Quarantined in Philadelphia

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MATHGAME1 hrThe sports leagues are proving to be an interesting microcosm of US society as a whole. The NHL has taken the "lockdown" course of action, imposing the "market bubbles" paradigm that is strictly enforced and dealing with the increased costs and limitations on personal mobility. Someone already mentioned their results so far. The WNBA and MLS have adopted similar strategies. So far their results have been good as well. The NBA has taken a similar approach but, as someone else has mentioned, a covidiot player decided he just had to enter a strip club to get his favorite wings, against league and team policies, and is now in quarantine with the hope that he had no real chance to spread it to other players. The NFL and MLB have chosen the more "relaxed" approach, eschewed the

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The sports leagues are proving to be an interesting microcosm of US society as a whole.

The NHL has taken the "lockdown" course of action, imposing the "market bubbles" paradigm that is strictly enforced and dealing with the increased costs and limitations on personal mobility. Someone already mentioned their results so far.

The WNBA and MLS have adopted similar strategies. So far their results have been good as well.

The NBA has taken a similar approach but, as someone else has mentioned, a covidiot player decided he just had to enter a strip club to get his favorite wings, against league and team policies, and is now in quarantine with the hope that he had no real chance to spread it to other players.

The NFL and MLB have chosen the more "relaxed" approach, eschewed the "market bubbles" paradigm as too economically costly and too personally restrictive.

This discussion is about the early results for the Marlins less than a week into the shortened season ... with numerous scheduled games "postponed", likely never to be made up ... which may not matter because the entire season may go down in flames due to the failure to be more serious about the virus. Anyone watching the games surely noticed the laissez-faire attitude displayed by some players when it came to masks ... with the manager and coaches clearly not being strict in enforcing anything.

Poof ... reports indicate 9 players and 5 staff test positive ... POW

The NFL must be holding its breath ... tough to do when playing such a physical sport ... but probably the only way they can possibly keep infection rates from blowing their season to smithereens too.

These athletes probably comprise a fairly low-risk demographic, at least when it comes to the worst COVID-19 outcomes. The issue is, as it always is, what about other people those athletes, while infectious but unaware of it, might come in contact with who are not professional athletes in top physical condition?

Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock (Mish) is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management (http://www.sitkapacific.com/). Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

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