Phillies Catcher Doesn’t Crack Under Pressure When Asked About Vaccine Stance

They will play the Blue Jays in Toronto tonight to end their two-game series with Philadelphia Phillies. But, it’s been done without four top players. J.T. is the catcher. Realmuto is among them. However, he does not regret the decision to stay unvaccinated.

“I’m 31 years old and a professional, healthy athlete. I didn’t feel any need to do anything. [the vaccine]He said. He said, “I have had COVID several times.” [with]It was very mild when I first got it. When it was time for me to make a decision about whether or not I should get it, I spoke with my doctors and shared my story. I decided that it wasn’t necessary. “I wasn’t going to take it because my doctor told me so.”

Realmuto’s logic echoes that of Boston Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck, who was also barred from crossing into Canada in recent weeks due to his unvaccinated status. 

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Realmuto is being portrayed by the media, just like Houck. Realmuto’s opinions should not be the focus of anyone in the Phillies clubhouse.

“We got each other’s back,” outfielder Kyle Schwarber said. “There isn’t one hard feeling. Just because we’re headed to Toronto doesn’t mean someone is being a bad teammate because they didn’t get it, right? All it comes down to personal choice. It’s unfortunate that Canada is not letting people in that will be in a controlled environment, but we can’t tell a government what to do.”

Watch the video below for more of Realmuto’s self-defense.

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