Fans celebrate the return of pro sports, even as players test positive

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The Miami Marlins celebrate following their victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jul 26, 2020. However, some Marlin players and coaches have tested positive for coronavirus. Photo by James Lang-USA TODAY Sports.

Less than a week into the restart of the Major League Baseball season, COVID-19 has struck. At least a dozen players and coaches with the Miami Marlins have tested positive. Tonight’s games are postponed.

The NBA is restarting its season this week in Orlando, even after many players said they wouldn’t play because of COVID-19.

Also the NFL has agreed on a plan for reopening training camp. Although how will they safely play a contact sport?

Credits

Guests:
Randy Sklar - comedian and sports commentator - @SklarBrothers, Jason Sklar - one half of the Sklar brothers comedy team, and cohost of the “View From the Cheap Seats” podcast - @SklarBrothers

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin