Washington Nationals wear Zubaz trousers for Blue Jays first 'home' game

Ruben Hill
August 1, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases associated with last weekend's Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins series continues to climb, the Phillies' series with the Toronto Blue Jays scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. "But that's all I know right now".

The Buffalo Bills took notice of the tweet, and thanked the Nationals for their support, but said they're still rooting for their "hometown" Blue Jays.

The Jays next series after the Phillies is scheduled to be vs. All players tested negative.

Meanwhile, multiple outlets reported that another Marlins player has tested positive, bringing the Marlins' total over the past week to 17 players and two coaches. The Phillies have not played since Sunday, after four games this week with the New York Yankees - two in Philadelphia and two in New York - were postponed over COVID-19 concerns. The Toronto-Philadelphia series was originally set to begin Friday, but the opener was pushed back to Saturday afternoon.

The Nationals chose to wear Zubaz trousers to embrace playing in Buffalo, even though this Blue Jays "home game" was played in the nation's capital!

Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, who was preparing for a Thursday afternoon game against the Washington Nationals, said the team is hoping to remain in D.C. while awaiting word on its next move. The team's "home" opener in Buffalo is slated for August 11.

The fresh-faced, fireballing phenom went toe-to-toe through five innings with future baseball hall of famer Max Scherzer at Nationals Park, which was technically Toronto's first "home game" of this unprecedented MLB season, and was flat out impressive.

Several Blue Jays players and staff members at the team's spring-training facility in Dunedin, Fla., reportedly tested positive for the virus last month.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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