Phillies Were Going to Honor COVID Vaccinators, but Game was Postponed Because of COVID

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It’s like rain on your wedding day. It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid. It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take.

And who would have thought, it’s the Phillies honoring volunteer COVID vaccinators, but the game ends up being postponed due to COVID:

Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think? Alanis Morissette would.

They’re gonna play Phils/Nationals as a doubleheader today. According to the Associated Press, four Nats players and eight staffers tested positive for COVID on Wednesday:

Washington manager Dave Martinez said (Trea) Turner was among four players who tested positive. He didn’t identify the others.

“I’m just worried about the guys, I really am,” Martinez said. “It’s been a tough go; this doesn’t make it any easier.”

Martinez said all but one of those who tested positive have been vaccinated. Those who tested positive have either no symptoms or minor symptoms, such as a head cold, the manager said. Martinez believes the fact they are vaccinated has prevented or limited symptoms.

“I encourage people to get vaccinated,” Martinez said. “It does help. I’m seeing it first-hand. It’s basically a small head cold, but they’re doing fine.”

Carry on. Let’s play ball.

h/t Keith at North Penn Now for the tip.