The 2020 baseball season ended with the Los Angeles Dodgers winning their first World Series since 1988.
But that wasn’t even the biggest story of the night.
And what happened on the field after the World Series could cancel the 2021 Season.
Game Six of the 2020 World Series will go down as one of the most talked about baseball games even.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash will be the source of endless criticism for removing ace pitcher Blake Snell after 73 pitches of two-hit ball and the Rays leading 1-0 in the sixth inning because the Rays are slaves to the analytics and refuse to let their pitchers face a batting order for a third time.
The Rays’ bullpen blew the game and the series and Rays fans, players, and team officials were left wondering, “What if?”
But that wasn’t even the most talked about moment of the game.
And in 2020 that involved the coronavirus.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was removed from the game following an announcement that he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Major League Baseball and coronavirus hysterics in the media erupted in outrage after Turner appeared on the field to celebrate the Dodgers’ title.
“Turner was placed into isolation for the safety of those around him. However, following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others,” a Major League Baseball statement read.
“While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply,” the statement continued.
There will likely be strict coronavirus protocols in place at the start of the 2021 baseball season.
Coronavirus hysterics are looking at Europe going back into lockdowns and saying that is America’s future.
And it may be the case if Joe Biden wins on Tuesday.
Biden and his so-called “experts” could use the fact that Americans are fatigued after months of lockdowns and just want to get on with their lives as an excuse to claim the virus is spreading and shut the country down again.
They will point to behavior like Turner’s as evidence people can’t be trusted to make decisions on their own.
And that could mean a shutdown and no baseball season in 2021.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.