Mike Tauchman dropped a funny comment on Adam Ottavino’s dark Instagram.
The fate of the 2020 MLB season appears to be hanging in the balance as it didn’t take longer than opening weekend for a team to experience a coronavirus outbreak. Per reports, four more Miami Marlins players contracted COVID-19 in the latest round of tests, which brings their total to 17 since Friday.
The ripple effect has extended to the New York Yankees. They were scheduled to begin a series against the Philadelphia Phillies, who faced Miami over the weekend and have been ordered to undergo testing before they are cleared to return to action.
Well, with a load of obscurity surrounding the season, fans in the Bronx will be pleased to hear that (most of) the team is still in good spirits. Check out outfielder Mike Tauchman’s hilarious response to reliever Adam Ottavino’s gloomy Instagram post about the state of baseball.
Ottavino, who has shown his propensity for photography since arriving in the Bronx, added another perspective to his collection.
Players have every right to be scared and shocked about what’s currently transpiring around MLB, but we did not expect Ottavino to get this dark, at least not on social media. Tauchman deserves tremendous credit for lightening the mood with his sarcastic response.
Truth be told, the 34-year-old right-hander likely wants nothing more than to showcase his filthy stuff against the Phillies and is surely upset that he won’t get the chance to do so. Like the first game of the series, reports have confirmed that Game 2, which was scheduled for Tuesday night, has also been postponed as Philadelphia awaits its test results.
As the Yankees exercise caution and await their return to the diamond, let’s hope that more players follow Tauchman’s lead in having teammates’ backs when pessimistic thoughts about the current climate of MLB come to light.