Pro Baseball Season Could Start in July

Headline Roundup May 12th, 2020

Major League Baseball (MLB) has finalized a plan that could allow for professional baseball to start during the July 4th weekend. Some players, generally those with immunodeficiencies, have raised concerns about their own health as they are more likely to contract and suffer from the COVID-19 coronavirus

There were few disparities in reporting throughout the media spectrum. Some right-rated outlets were more likely to applaud the move as a perceived step toward restoring normalcy.

Pro Baseball Season Could Start in July

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OPINION

Here’s a ray of sunshine: Major League Baseball is moving to start the season around the Fourth of July.

Fans won’t be able to attend Opening Day in person, but watching the Yankees and Mets play an 80-game season will still be a balm for the quarantined-baseball-lover’s heart.

The owners start working out a deal with the Players Association on Tuesday, but as The Post’s Joel Sherman notes, “there is no way — regardless of both the historic and current bad blood — that MLB and the Players Association are...

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As Major League Baseball reportedly prepares to present players with its plan on opening the 2020 season, one group of players with a particular eye on the league’s health policies are those with immunodeficiencies or other underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to contracting COVID-19.

However, in a report by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal on Monday, players known to have such conditions appear ready to put their faith in MLB’s doctors and medical personnel and play ball with the rest of the players.

Rosenthal and ESPN’s Jeff Passan...

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(CNN) - Major League Baseball (MLB) owners have finalized a plan that may allow the 2020 season to start on Fourth of July weekend, according to multiple outlets, including the New York Times and ESPN.

The season, which was set to start on March 26, was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB owners and league management have agreed upon an 82-game regular season, down from the traditional 162 games, according to the reports.
Spring training will begin in early to mid-June, and games would resume in early July...

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