All of this money wasted with double the tests and outside restrictions (like players will abide by it)
Why not just do a regional bubble .... until all players can be vaccinated
Regional bubble could look like 20 games with a one week resting period recess. Then another 20 games. One week rest. With extended playoffs back at Orlando.
This would have been more prudent
And something the players would probably had a problem with.
It's easy for us as fans to say these players, coaches, trainers, et al. should go into bubbles for extended periods of time, but doing something like that puts a ton of mental pressure on these people. And sometimes, we fans forget the players are people, with the same family, friends, relationships and problems as everyone else.
Sorry, but count me out of ever wanting to be locked up in a hotel, without my wife, kids, parents, other family members and friends, for months at a time, with all my co-workers, and only allowed to leave that hotel to go to work.
That type of isolation with people you might not consider friends and aren't people you would necessarily socialize with out of work, can weigh on the mind, cause mental illness to set in and be deleterious to doing the job you are being isolated to do in the first place.
I wonder how many of the players that were bubblized would agree to another 3-4 month stint in a bubble atmosphere once again.