It seems like every day we hear something new regarding sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. One day we hear that MLB has a plan to play the 2020 season and the next day they release a statement saying they haven't decided anything.
There have been multiple ideas floated by Major League Baseball players, coaches and executives, but nothing is set in stone ye1t. And it might not be for a while.
Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke with The New York Times recently and said that some sports leagues might have to forgo their 2020 seasons if the situation does not improve.
“Safety, for the players and for the fans, trumps everything,” Fauci told the Times. “If you can’t guarantee safety, then unfortunately you’re going to have to bite the bullet and say, ‘We may have to go without this sport for this season.’”
Fauci told the Times that testing is among the biggest issues in getting sports back into our lives. Until there is more widespread testing, he does not see sports returning to normal.
MLB this month participated in the largest antibody testing study conducted in the United States so far. The league has been working with officials to conduct the testing and come up with a plan to get back to action, but a date for Opening Day is still unknown.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.