The Dodgers won the World Series last night. Two images will last. First, Magic Johnson was in attendance – part owner and former basketball great. Also, famously, tested positive for HIV almost 30 years ago – the ultimate co-morbidity, as we have been told.
Well, he didn’t anti-social distance, and he didn’t wear a mask. Here, in this video, you see him surrounded by others – likely Dodger owners and executives – none of whom are wearing masks.
Then there is Justin Turner, Dodgers third baseman. One of their real clutch hitters, he was pulled in the eighth inning, no explanation given. Then we read this, regarding the Dodgers post-game, on-field, non-social-distancing celebration:
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series on Tuesday night, and in the moments after, the world learned that Justin Turner, the team's third baseman and pulse of the clubhouse, had contracted the coronavirus. Turner was asked to isolate. He did not abide. He strode onto the field, where his teammates were celebrating their 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6, and joined. He removed his mask to pose for pictures with his wife, whom he kissed.
If that isn’t enough, and still maskless:
He planted himself on the ground as the team gathered for a photo to commemorate the Dodgers' first championship in 32 years. To his right sat Dave Roberts, the Dodgers' manager, who 10 years ago was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. To Turner's left, gleaming, sat the World Series trophy.
But you aren’t allowed to go to work, you aren’t allowed to get a haircut, you aren’t allowed to open your shop, you aren’t allowed to attend church. And the few things left that you are allowed to do must be done with a mask at six feet.
They really should have stopped the game and cancelled the World Series with Turner’s positive test. Then we could have gotten the riots started a week early.