Dodgers Pay to Quarantine Families of Players and Coaches
As a part of MLB’s policy for the postseason, teams will need to quarantine to protect against COVID-19 outbreaks. The Dodgers have already entered their bubble and are staying in hotels for the remainder of the season.
One concern for Dodgers players and coaches was that they would have to be away from their families. Coaches in particular were facing the possibility of being away from their family for yet another month. First-base coach George Lombard has talked several times about being away from his family since the season started back up.
Fortunately, it seems the Dodgers ownership group stepped up to make sure that families are involved in the playoff picture. According to Dave Roberts, the team has already paid for families to quarantine at hotels so that they can meet the league’s requirements and stay with the team in Texas. That is, of course, assuming they make it past the wildcard round.
Dodgers ownership allowed the coaches and players' families to enter a seperate bubble so that they can join them in Texas.
This was paid for out of the pockets of the Dodgers ownership.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) September 24, 2020
It’s important to note that the team is paying out of their own pockets to ensure family members get to reunite with the coaches and players. It’s also important to note that this is not common across the league, as other teams have not said they are also doing this. A class act by a class organization.
The Dodgers will host the first round of the playoffs before the team heads off to Texas. The Division Series and the Championship Series will both be hosted at the new Globe Life Field.
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Classy move! Hopefully the good karma pays off.