The spouse of Cubs infielder Eric Sogard took to social media to rant in opposition to the MLB’s COVID-19 protocols, which can loosen for individuals who get vaccinated.
Eric Sogard in all probability didn’t assume he’d be the topic of controversy for the Cubs a day after the crew put him on their Opening Day roster.
On Monday, his spouse, Kacycee Sogard, made some social media posts in response to the MLB’s COVID-19 protocols for 2021.
MLB is encouraging gamers to get vaccinated for COVID-19
Based on ESPN, MLB despatched a memo to groups on Monday encouraging gamers and employees to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations.
People who get the vaccine may have loosened restrictions, together with the flexibility to “collect with out masks in lodge rooms, carpool collectively, play playing cards on airplanes, eat at eating places, meet open air whereas on the highway with anybody of their selecting and keep at private residences when touring.”
They received’t need to put on masks whereas exercising or inform a compliance officer when leaving the crew lodge and have the choice to cut back the frequency of being examined. If they arrive into contact with a optimistic case of COVID-19, they received’t need to quarantine.
Mainly, gamers have each incentive to get the vaccine. It’ll make their lives simpler, in addition to shield the individuals round them. If 85 p.c of a crew will get vaccinated, the protocols will probably be relaxed even additional.
As a substitute of seeing this as the chance it’s, Sogard’s spouse is “disgusted” as a result of MLB needs her husband to get vaccinated for the protection of himself and everybody else within the league.
“You’ll not ever persuade me that is nonetheless in regards to the virus,” she wrote.
The one factor Sogard’s spouse didn’t clarify is what precisely she thinks it’s all about, if not the virus.
MLB’s COVID-19 protocols are clearly in regards to the security of gamers and personnel. The choice — risking the well being and livelihood of people concerned within the sport — isn’t an choice.
The simplest resolution for Sogard will probably be to get vaccinated. Then he received’t have to fret about any of the complaints made by his spouse and he can get again to taking part in baseball.