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SB Nation Reacts: MLB fans think spring training will start on time, but fans shouldn’t go

Results from the latest survey.

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In roughly a month and a half we could see some early signs of baseball returning. But even with pitchers and catchers scheduled to report in late February and spring training starting shortly thereafter, there are still plenty of questions about how and if the 2021 season will work as planned.

The game was put on pause last March as COVID-19 spread around the country. Despite many areas of the country being in early stages of vaccination, there is no plan yet regarding getting players vaccinated — and MLB has gone on record as saying players shouldn’t jump the line. On top of that, parts of the country are again being hit by a surge of the virus.

With all of that in mind, it’s fair to wonder if the season will actually start as owners and MLBPA have planned. According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, fans are split on the topic. A little over 50 percent of MLB fans believe spring training will start as scheduled.

When to start isn’t the only question that still needs an answer. Some of the discussion over a potential delay to the season’s start involves fans’ ability to attend games and spring training events in person.

According to the survey, a similar slight majority believe fans shouldn’t be allowed to attend spring training events.

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