It’s a bad pitch. That’s how sportswriter Jesse Spector sees Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred’s proposal to begin a socially distanced season in May. All teams would play in Phoenix without fans, with players sequestered in hotels. The model is South Korea, whose pros seem intent on playing soon. But the U.S. hasn’t crushed the viral curve as the Seoul government has.
What’s wrong with the scheme? Aside from players potentially exposing one another to the coronavirus, Spector argues that you would need to ask the working stiffs to separate from their families during a crisis.
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