Yankee’s Clint Frazier Wears a Mask on the Field Because It’s Respectful
If you’ve been keep up with the MLB over the last few weeks, you’ve seen players on the field wearing masks during practice. It’s something both players and spectators have to get used to following the introduction of COVID-19.
And while baseball may be one of the few sports where wearing a mask is something that can safely be done, some of the MLB’s biggest stars are taking their safety and the safety of the people around them seriously. As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the United States, it’s been proven that wearing a mask in public places can help slow the spread of the virus.
And that’s exactly why you see players like Clint Frazier and Mike Trout consistently wearing a mask even while on the field.
In an interview with NJ.com, Frazier said he’s making an example of himself. “I’m going to try to do it as much as I can. Hopefully, someone sees it, and hopefully, they do it too.” He went on to say that playing in a mask has been “easy” and plans to wear one even during games, especially while at-bat since he can stay six feet apart from the catcher and home plate umpire.
“There’s a lot of people that have been impacted in a way,” Frazier told NJ.com. “There are people in our organization that I’m trying to be respectful toward and I’m just trying to overall do the best part that I can and make sure that our team does stay healthy.”
As of July 8, at least 58 players and eight club staff members, have tested positive for coronavirus and so far, 13 athletes have opted out of participating in the shortened 2020 season, ESPN reported.
“I want to make sure that I’m not the reason why it spreads to anybody and that I can play if it does get spread to someone else,” Frazier added. “It doesn’t bother me at all,” Frazier said. “At first, it was a little weird, but I feel like it’s just something that became second nature at this point.”
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