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(Huffington Post)   LA Dodger and part-time Ed Sheeran cosplay enthusiast Justin Turner under investigation for willfully exposing teammates to COVID-19   (huffpost.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 3:06:33 PM  
Once again, the "but this is a special occasion" rationale pushes aside the thinking cells of the brain.
 
2020-10-29 3:51:18 PM  
I wonder how he'll feel if he ends up killing a teammate. Oh wait, I know, he won't give a crap.
 
2020-10-29 3:51:37 PM  
Freakin moron
 
2020-10-29 4:14:05 PM  
Does that mean they have to give their WS title to the Astros?

...

I'll show myself out.
 
2020-10-29 4:33:44 PM  
But also realize that he played in the game until they got the positive results.  So he was actually playing and in the dugout while positive for coronavirus. Too late.
 
2020-10-29 5:15:11 PM  
I've heard repeated on tv and radio shows that MLB had the indeterminate as of Monday morning and confirmed positive by the second inning. But he was only contagious when the final pitch was recorded?
 
2020-10-29 5:17:47 PM  

WhackingDay: I wonder how he'll feel if he ends up killing a teammate. Oh wait, I know, he won't give a crap.


He might if someone hits him with a lawsuit for the death
 
2020-10-29 5:42:18 PM  

capngroovy: I've heard repeated on tv and radio shows that MLB had the indeterminate as of Monday morning and confirmed positive by the second inning. But he was only contagious when the final pitch was recorded?


His last test was unclear (they've apparently had lots of those), so they tested him again.  The lab notified the league that he was positive in the seventh inning and the league ordered him immediately to leave the game and to quarantine.  He then broke the quarantine after the game to celebrate with his team mates after they won.  Of course, he was with these people all game long (and before the game).  However, he also blatantly broke quarantine on farking national television.

Long story short, he's farked.  The league can't ignore the violation and pretty much has to come down hard on him.  I expect a large fine and several game suspension (to be served next year).
 
2020-10-29 5:59:23 PM  
Jesus christ this is stupid.  He was with these people the entire game.
 
2020-10-29 6:02:34 PM  
I don't think he cares
 
2020-10-29 6:14:55 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Jesus christ this is stupid.  He was with these people the entire game.


That is what I was wondering.  If he was pulled during the 7th after being around everyone all game WTF does it matter if he came out two innings later.  He already exposed everyone earlier in the day.  They were fuct already.

/I say this as someone who has this bullshiat right now.
 
2020-10-29 6:27:25 PM  
This guy is a tool bag obviously. I agree the testing regime or whatever it was that screwed up the delivery of his results is a problem. But that failure is not responsible for his actions afterwards.

My bigger concern, and what MLB really should look into is why he made it onto the field at all after the game. I get he's excited, I get it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing, but he did risk the life of everybody on that field he came close to. This virus spreads. Multiple points of contact increase transmission risk. Reducing contacts when you are contagious is a moral imperative.

Blame him absolutely but he should never have been anywhere near the place after he was given his positive diagnosis. This is not hard.

The MLB is trying to make him a scapegoat, with at least partially good reasons, but the Dodgers should be standing up for their player and owning their part of the mistake well running interference with MLB.

Of course when billionaires her required to look after mere millionaires then we know who's getting thrown under the bus. He deserves some but not all the blame here.
 
2020-10-29 6:30:41 PM  

zencanuck: This guy is a tool bag obviously. I agree the testing regime or whatever it was that screwed up the delivery of his results is a problem. But that failure is not responsible for his actions afterwards.

My bigger concern, and what MLB really should look into is why he made it onto the field at all after the game. I get he's excited, I get it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing, but he did risk the life of everybody on that field he came close to. This virus spreads. Multiple points of contact increase transmission risk. Reducing contacts when you are contagious is a moral imperative.

Blame him absolutely but he should never have been anywhere near the place after he was given his positive diagnosis. This is not hard.

The MLB is trying to make him a scapegoat, with at least partially good reasons, but the Dodgers should be standing up for their player and owning their part of the mistake well running interference with MLB.

Of course when billionaires her required to look after mere millionaires then we know who's getting thrown under the bus. He deserves some but not all the blame here.


Oh, the team might get fined too.  But it's not like the players didn't know the protocol.  In fact, Turner was the player representative; he, of all people, knew the rules.  Heck, he helped write them.
 
2020-10-29 7:49:45 PM  

capngroovy: I've heard repeated on tv and radio shows that MLB had the indeterminate as of Monday morning and confirmed positive by the second inning. But he was only contagious when the final pitch was recorded?


No.  However continuing to expose himself to other people after finding out increases the chance that they catch it.  You do realize it isn't an either/or thing right?
 
2020-10-29 11:17:50 PM  
Don't give him a WS ring
 
2020-10-29 11:37:37 PM  
Fark corona bros masterbating furiously.
 
2020-10-30 7:11:55 AM  
weird there's been no parade, no follow ups about other players testing, nothing.

when will they get their half trophy for the half season?
 
2020-10-30 8:39:27 AM  

Geotpf: capngroovy: I've heard repeated on tv and radio shows that MLB had the indeterminate as of Monday morning and confirmed positive by the second inning. But he was only contagious when the final pitch was recorded?

His last test was unclear (they've apparently had lots of those), so they tested him again.  The lab notified the league that he was positive in the seventh inning and the league ordered him immediately to leave the game and to quarantine.  He then broke the quarantine after the game to celebrate with his team mates after they won.  Of course, he was with these people all game long (and before the game).  However, he also blatantly broke quarantine on farking national television.

Long story short, he's farked.  The league can't ignore the violation and pretty much has to come down hard on him.  I expect a large fine and several game suspension (to be served next year).


If the league can ignore the Astros they can ignore this.
 
2020-10-30 10:57:04 AM  

haknudsen: capngroovy: I've heard repeated on tv and radio shows that MLB had the indeterminate as of Monday morning and confirmed positive by the second inning. But he was only contagious when the final pitch was recorded?

No.  However continuing to expose himself to other people after finding out increases the chance that they catch it.  You do realize it isn't an either/or thing right?


I am not an epidemiologist--was not on TF long enough to become an authority on all subjects--so I really can only rely on institutional expertise. So, if the goal is to avoid close contact, as defined by the CDC as within six feet for fifteen minutes, the likelihood of close contact with teammates was FAR greater from the moment they arrived at the clubhouse (several hours before first pitch) to the half-innings they're on offense than the pachinko movement during the celebration (minus probably two minutes for the initial pile and five minutes for the team photo). In that case, I can totally understand Turner's reaction.

I'm all for compliance, but much less so when the rule fails to provide the protection it's intended to.
 
2020-10-30 1:27:03 PM  
As long as the people making the money got their money, nobody gives a shiat. Just like all over this country. They should never have tried any sports season this year.

Then again, we should have shut down and paid people to stay home and we'd be on the other side of this by now. But here we are.
 
2020-10-30 11:06:09 PM  

capngroovy: haknudsen: capngroovy: I've heard repeated on tv and radio shows that MLB had the indeterminate as of Monday morning and confirmed positive by the second inning. But he was only contagious when the final pitch was recorded?

No.  However continuing to expose himself to other people after finding out increases the chance that they catch it.  You do realize it isn't an either/or thing right?

I am not an epidemiologist--was not on TF long enough to become an authority on all subjects--so I really can only rely on institutional expertise. So, if the goal is to avoid close contact, as defined by the CDC as within six feet for fifteen minutes, the likelihood of close contact with teammates was FAR greater from the moment they arrived at the clubhouse (several hours before first pitch) to the half-innings they're on offense than the pachinko movement during the celebration (minus probably two minutes for the initial pile and five minutes for the team photo). In that case, I can totally understand Turner's reaction.

I'm all for compliance, but much less so when the rule fails to provide the protection it's intended to.


He returned to the field, took off his mask, and sat next to other players.  If he was somehow closer to other players earlier they were farking.
 
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