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Monday, March 09, 2020

MLB not expecting coronavirus to cause delay to season

Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich report in The Athletic that commissioner Rob Manfred will be having a conference call tomorrow with all team owners about the COVID-19 outbreak. Rosenthal and Drellich report that the league expects the season to proceed as planned.

The conference call is the first time all of the owners and Manfred have spoken together about COVID-19 and their plans for the potential impact of the disease on business. The NBA has advised its teams that they should be prepared to play games without fans in attendance. Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan’s top baseball league, has been playing its spring training games to empty stands.

Each MLB team is developing its own contingency plans, and the league itself is coordinating with the CDC.

 

QLE Posted: March 09, 2020 at 12:44 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hank Gillette Posted: March 09, 2020 at 04:32 PM (#5929072)
Even with this administration’s pathetic response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the CDC is advising people to avoid congregating in crowds. The State Department has warned Americans against going on cruises. If they are consistent (no sure thing) how can attending baseball games (with crowds multiple times larger than the number of cruise ships) be a good idea?
   2. QLE Posted: March 10, 2020 at 12:53 AM (#5929147)

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