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Well SOMEONE has to sit in those seats.

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With some Asian countries hoping to return to life with a semblance of normalcy amid the outbreak of COVID-19, we’re seeing some very interesting propositions about how baseball might be played.

There are some familiar suggestions to what we’ve been seeing discussed with MLB: no fans, players in masks, etc, but some leagues are going the extra mile to replace the experience of having fans in the stadiums, and the resulting suggestions are intriguing and a bit wild.

  • The Rakuten Monkeys, a Taiwan Professional Baseball League team, are offering fans a unique opportunity to be present without, um, being present.