Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman remains to be up in the air when it comes to becoming a member of his staff for the 2020 coronavirus-pandemic-shortened Main League Baseball season.
Zimmerman wrote in his Related Press diary he was nonetheless “deciding whether to play.”
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“When it comes down to it, it’s a decision not just for me, but for my family as well,” Zimmerman wrote. “I’ve a 3-week-old child. My mom has a number of sclerosis and is tremendous high-risk; if I find yourself enjoying, I can just about throw out the concept of seeing her till weeks after the season is over.
“There’s a lot of factors that I and others have to consider. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer; it’s everybody’s individual choice. At the end of the day, does a player feel comfortable going to the field every day and — in my case, more importantly — feel comfortable coming home every day and feel like they’re not putting anyone else in danger?”
Zimmeran stated he didn’t have an alarmist perspective when it got here to the pandemic however stated he needed to do issues in a “sensible, smart way.” He wrote he was extra involved concerning the journey facet of the season. He drew contracts from the NBA and NHL season as a result of they’re going to use a bubble or hub metropolis format.
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“We’re going to be the ones out there, if we decide to play. We’re the ones taking all the risk,” he added. “If you’re going to participate, there are rules you have to follow. The ‘bubble’ is only as good as the people inside of the ‘bubble.’ It’s not like there’s going to be COVID police on our hotel floors.”
He wrote that when he begins to take into consideration all of the dangers and elements, the choice whether to play turns into extra “complicated.”
Ought to he decide to play, Zimmerman could be in his 16th season with the Nationals. He acquired his first World Collection title final 12 months.
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The Related Press contributed to this report.