Blue Jays to impose pre-game curfew for video games in clubhouse

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Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo revealed the team will be imposing a curfew on video games this season, restricting when they can be played in the clubhouse, according to Sportsnet’s Arash Madani.

The decision came as a result of conversations Montoyo had with players this spring, in which players articulated they felt there was too much Fortnite last year.

It’s an issue that may seem most likely to pop up on young teams like the Blue Jays, but the conversation about video games and professional athletes has been an ongoing one across all sports.

“Teams with really young players complained all year about guys not sleeping. It used to be chalked up to them partying and all that, but now it’s because of them playing video games all night,” one NBA agent told the Washington Post earlier this year.

A specific time for the Blue Jays curfew has not yet been announced.


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