Pennsylvania Department of Health have ruled against the Toronto Blue Jays sharing PNC Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates because of the increased cases of Covid-19 (photo from tripadvisor.com)
Toronto Blue Jays are Homeless as 2020 season begins
That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary
By Amaury Pi-González
The Toronto Blue Jays might have to play their full 60-game season on the road after PNC Park the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates (team they were talking to) denied them access to play their 30 home games at PNC.
Statement by the Pennsylvania Department of Health:
“In recent weeks, we have seen a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in southwestern Pennsylvania,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement.
“To add travelers to this region for any reason, including for professional sports events, risks residents, visitors and members of both teams. We know that this virus does not discriminate, and can even make professional athletes very sick. We are committed to protecting the health and well-being of all Pennsylvanians.”
Over the weekend, the Blue Jays were denied by the Canadian Government to use their home station Rogers Centre, because they feared bringing American League East teams to Toronto could spread the Coronavirus in the largest city in Canada.
On Monday the Pirates announced they were in discussions with the Blue Jays and MLB, hoping they could host the Toronto team at PNC Park this season.
The Blue Jays will begin their season this Friday the 24th as they are expected to play the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida.
In the meantime MLB is trying desperately to find the Homeless Blue Jays a home for 30 games.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Spanish radio play by play lead announcer on 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com