There are two things Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward doesn’t mind letting fans, media, Major League Baseball or anyone else know.
One, he hasn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine.
And two, he thinks the emphasis on the percentage of players who are vaccinated is greatly misplaced.
MLB has dangled the carrot that if teams reach 85% vaccination of Tier 1 personnel, they can loosen coronavirus restrictions such as wearing masks in the dugout or limits on mobility during road trips.
But in Heyward’s mind, it’s the fans who are more at risk, especially now that stadiums are opening to full capacity, as Wrigley Field did for this weekend’s series against the St. Louis Cardinals.