This morning, the baseball world was given a glimpse of hope with ESPN’s Jeff Passan’s huge tweet:
NEWS: Major League Baseball and the MLBPA are focusing on a plan backed by federal health officials that could have players in training camps by May and games soon thereafter.
Details at ESPN on how MLB may return — and the difficulty in doing so: https://t.co/zDoNa3k4pm
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 7, 2020
This plan has Major League Baseball concluding their spring training games and beginning regular season play in a remote location of Pheonix, Arizona.
The plan, ESPN sources say, would have games at stadiums in the Phoenix area, including the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field, along with the 10 spring training facilities and other nearby facilities.
Players, coaches and other essential team members would live in isolation and only travel to and from the stadium.
This is absolutely fantastic news.
As we are all stuck in quarantine, with no sports on television, there is some light at the end of the tunnel, and that tunnel could end very soon.
This is a dose of great news everyone in the sports world needed to hear. With baseball nearing it’s return, this could mean the NBA, NHL and other major sporting leagues could also be on it’s way to returning.
Ladies and gentleman, baseball is (maybe) back!
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