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Detroit Tigers' Ron Gardenhire: When baseball returns, 'it's going to be like a party'

Ron Gardenhire has sat around like this once before, with little to do, no baseball to play, coach or manage, potentially getting on his wife’s nerves.

“I’ve been in baseball 40 years,” Gardenhire said. “And the only time I’ve sat around like this is when I got fired by the Twins.”

Gardenhire, like the rest of Major League Baseball, remains stuck in a waiting game that isn’t likely to end any time soon.

The Detroit Tigers manager is waiting for MLB and its players association to decide on the next course of action for the 2020 regular season, which recently was delayed until at least May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic that has forced nearly all of organized sports to a standstill.