Daily Duce: MLB mulls over empty-stadium games, Russell Martin helps out Hyun-Jin Ryu, and more!


We’re a week-and-a-half into the scheduled Major League Baseball season and there’s no beginning in sight. But, as the Premier League in the United Kingdom has apparently come to a tentative deal to play games behind closed doors with potential free-to-air broadcasting rights, MLB has been mulling over the possibility of playing regular-season games at spring training locations.
The plan for the Premier League would be for players and team officials to all come together in neutral locations, similar to the World Cup. Everybody would be quarantined in hotels and play the remainder of the league’s schedule (92 matches) over the span of a couple of months, creating a massive, daily TV spectacle.
It is this aspect that has drawn increased government backing, too, as they like the idea of the population engrossed in the national sport, especially in the event that lockdown measures are tightened or extended.
In order to complete the plan, clubs and their staffs would be confined to separate hotels away from their families, just like in an international tournament – albeit with full testing and quarantine conditions. The aim is to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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