Milwaukee Brewers' slugger Ryan Braun says players are feeling fearful and anxious after a coronavirus outbreak among Miami Marlins players. (July 29)
RYAN BRAUN: There's a real fear, there's real anxiety for me, for all my teammates. I think we've found it very difficult to focus on baseball at all the last couple of days. I know, for me personally, I don't feel comfortable with where we're at. At the same time, I think we're grateful we've even been able to play as many games as we have, but it is a reminder of just how precarious the situation is that we're in.
I think for most of us, it's day to day. I think we're constantly assessing the situation, seeing where we're at. It's not easy. It's-- it's not easy for-- for any of us to think that we'll be flying home back to our families tomorrow night and we won't get the test results from today or tomorrow's test for a couple of days.
The plane felt really dangerous the other night. I think that there's-- there's a real level of fear and anxiety for all of us, especially all of us that have children, anybody who may have underlying health conditions, anybody who has an older parents, coaches, and everybody else. So, it's definitely not easy. It's something I think that-- that we're all struggling with, to an extent, and it makes it really difficult to concentrate on baseball.