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MLB’s Families Navigate an Unusual Season

MLB families have been forced to make unfamiliar choices to play during a pandemic: How do you minimize risk? Do you just live separately from your husband for the next few months?

When Lory Ankiel started Our Baseball Life in 2010, she wanted to make baseball careers a little bit easier for the wives who would come after her. Her husband, Rick, had just been traded from Kansas City to Atlanta, and as she tried to manage a surprise relocation to a new city while pregnant, she thought: There has to be a way to streamline this for other women.