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Outside The Confines: Baseball is in trouble

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Real shocker, I know.

Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates

Another week, another step towards (or away) from a baseball season.

As owners butt heads with the players and no one can come to terms with 50 games or 70 games, a much greater threat looms on the horizon for baseball, and that’s a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Many would suggest the first wave of the coronavirus itself isn’t over and many states are opening back to regular business too soon, the recent exposure of MLB players and staff to the virus has led to a decision to have spring training moved to team’s home stadiums instead of their spring training facilities.

Derrick Goold has a story about the virus as an interloper in the middle of the tense negotiations.

In short: the odds are stacking up against baseball happening, and we need to brace ourselves for the idea that we won’t have games this season.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.