Home opener -- again! Brewers take on Chicago White Sox at Miller Park
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It looks like the Milwaukee Brewers will finally get to play their home opener Monday night, Aug. 3. Their entire weekend series with St. Louis was wiped out because of positive Cardinals' COVID-19 tests.
The Chicago White Sox are in town, and the first pitch at Miller Park is set for 7:10 p.m.
Technically, it's the fifth time the Brewers have scheduled a home opener. The original March opener against the Chicago Cubs and three attempts to play the Cardinals were all wiped out by COVID-19.
Monday, they plan to play.
The Brewers 40 man roster continues to change just over a week into the season. Pitcher Shelby Miller announced Monday, he's opted out of the season.
That announcement comes after this weekend's news of outfielder Lorenzo Cain also choosing not to play this season.
Team General Manager David Stearns say that there is just a lot of natural anxiety flowing throughout the league right now and that’s why protocol is more crucial than ever. He says they are stressing to players the importance of doing the little things right, like not spitting in the dugout. Saying that they have to find a way to adapt and do things the right way.
"Vigilance, we have to be vigilant. We have to follow our protocols they’re there for a reason. And we’ve continue to stress that we are all responsible for this is not any one person and a group of people to enforce we are all adults and we all have to take an individual responsibility to protect each other and ourselves," said Stearns.
As for the St. Louis Cardinals, they will not be going to Detroit, their next stop on the schedule. Thirteen members of the organization have now tested positive for COVID-19.