The Blue Jays are no longer in limbo. The team has been given clearance to travel north to conduct “spring” training in Toronto.
#BlueJays players have been told to travel to Toronto. There’s a charter scheduled to leave from Dunedin on Wednesday. No comment from team at this point.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 28, 2020
The team was originally set to host training camp at the minor-league complex in Dunedin, but, given how dangerous of a hub Florida has become for COVID-19 cases, the team predictably looked to move elsewhere. Buffalo, where the Triple-A Bisons play, seemed like a good middle ground, but the Jays ultimately opted to fly home.
This is kind of a multi-faceted issue if you’re a Blue Jays fan. On one hand, you should be happy the players and staff are away from the swamp of Florida, which produced 9,000 new reported COVID-19 cases on Friday. But, on the other hand, the Jays will be now bringing a large group of players from that danger zone into Toronto, which could obviously pose a threat to the city.
Also, we don’t yet know if the Jays will be allowed to play …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation