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Increasing Belief That MLB Will Start Season in Empty Ballparks, No Minor Leagues

Among many issues that had to be negotiated by MLB and the players union, finding a way to play as many games as possible was never up for debate. Both sides have agreed from the beginning that they needed to have as long a season as possible, even under extreme measures. And as Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports, that likely means playing in empty ballparks for at least a little while.

An agreement reached last week held that no games would be played until travel restrictions and bans on mass gatherings had been lifted, and that medical experts determine games hold no increased health risks to players and fans.