Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is taking social distancing to a new level
Things have been incredibly weird for baseball teams in the return to camps. Just ask the New York Mets about that. The team is trying to prepare for the 2020 campaign in the middle of a global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean they’re not taking every precaution to keep people safe.
This includes Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, who was spotted on the field wearing a pretty awesome outfit to promote social distancing and preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Mets will kickoff the season on July 24 against the Braves
That’s just awesome stuff right there from the young GM. As you can see in the photo above, Van Wagenen is seen rocking ‘can’t touch this’ and ‘if you’re reading this, you’re too close’ signs. MC Hammer is surely proud to see that can’t touch this punchline.
In all seriousness, this just shows that Van Wagenen and New York as a whole are not taking the coronavirus lightly. Over the past week, the United States has seen its positive cases skyrocket with cities starting to open back up.
Because of this, MLB is taking the necessary steps to make sure the players and coaches aren’t put at serious risk of potentially catching the virus. Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs made it clear last week he was concerned about player safety, which MLB took seriously.
For the Mets, they don’t want any of their players to have the same kind of concerns, especially with the season-opener coming on July 24 against the Braves.
While fans won’t be allowed inside stadiums for games, the Mets will do everything they can to be competitive and win some games for their supporters to enjoy. In order for the season to keep going, they’ll have to make sure their players are healthy. As you can see from Van Wagenen’s outfit, it’s the highest of priorities.