Joe Kelly Calls Out MLB Over An Unsafe Bubble Environment

World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers  - Game Two

Walker Buehler arrived down at the Dodgers bullpen heading into the eighth inning of his team's Game 6 World Series game, he passed on a message that would end up shocking everyone. Third baseman Justin Turner was out of the game because he tested positive for COVID-19.

Pitcher Joe Kelly explained it on the Bradfo Sho podcast, in detail how the whole team found out that Turner tested positive in the middle of the World Series.

"He said, ‘Hey, JT tested positive.’ We’re like ‘Shut up.’ And he’s like, ‘Look at third base. Why is he not out there?’ I said, ‘I don’t know bro. Stop playing some sick joke, we’re trying to win a World Series. We’re two innings away.’ He’s like, ‘I swear. He tested.’ And then I looked out at third base and he wasn’t there and I just believed him because I don’t feel like Walker would run down to the bullpen and start lying about that."

Kelly then later slammed MLB & talked about how the bubble was not really a bubble in Arlington, TX:

"It wasn’t called the bubble. It was called the secure zone for people who don’t know," he said. "We were at a nice hotel, a beautiful hotel in Las Colinas and there is a golf course there and I happened to have a room, a villa, on the 18th green, which is pretty crazy because it’s a secure zone but my room I would say is no more than 20 yards from the green it’s still open to the public. So it’s a bubble except golfers are hitting golf balls next to my window and then crossing the secure zone tape line. People are yelling at them and the golfers are yelling back saying, ‘No, I’m going to get my ball.’ It wasn’t as secure as one might think because like I said there was still a golf course open to the public 20 yards away from us every single day.

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