Everyone's safe at home. Major League Baseball might be back in action as early as next month — with all 30 teams playing to empty ballparks in Arizona. At least that's what sources said the league and MLB Players Association discussed in a phone call yesterday. The plan depends on widespread availability of fast COVID-19 tests, but it reportedly has the support of U.S. public health officials.
Why Arizona? Besides hosting the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field, the Phoenix area is set up for spring training, with 10 pro-quality ballparks within 50 miles of one another.
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