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Coronavirus: COVID-19 might impact Major League Baseball - A Hunt and Peck

Some teams are already preparing.

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Most, if not everyone, reading this is probably familiar with the term coronavirus or COVID-19. If not, sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but there is a flu-like virus spreading across the world in pandemic fashion. Many colleges and workplaces have closed, entire cities have mandated quarantines, and mini hand sanitizer bottles now costs $50.

Rightfully, this is a concern to Major League Baseball. Large gatherings of people have been discouraged to prevent the spread of the virus, which is largely what baseball games are. The league has already forbidden media in the locker room to help control the spread of the virus:

The measures do not appear to stop there, though. Seattle has been a major hotbed for the virus, so much so that the Mariners might look to move their home games:

All of baseball appears to be making contingency plans:

Could coronavirus impact baseball? It is hard to say for sure right now, but the idea cannot be ruled out. Baseball is probably pretty far down on everyone’s lists when it comes to concerns regarding this virus, but hey, this is a baseball blog! We care a little bit. Remember to please wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and if you feel sick to stay home. There was already enough incentive to try to stop the spread of the virus, and now for baseball fans, this might add just a tiny bit more.

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