Virologist opens MLB season: Anthony Fauci, and a touch of irony

after Months of arguing, especially about money, but also to dealing with the Coronavirus. Now, the renowned virologist Anthony Fauci icon opened the shortened

Virologist opens MLB season: Anthony Fauci, and a touch of irony

after Months of arguing, especially about money, but also to dealing with the Coronavirus. Now, the renowned virologist Anthony Fauci icon opened the shortened season, the professional Baseball League MLB, is emblematic – and at the same time, ironic. With Faucis throw before the season opening game between the defending champion Washington Nationals and giants the New York Yankees on Thursday uncertainty and dispute, but the problems of America's Pastime, America's favorite pastime, are only postponed.

After all: The first summer without professional Baseball since the founding of the National League in 1876, was prevented. However, Due to Corona and the ongoing dispute between the players and the club owners to pay each of the 30 teams is horse riding and now only 60, instead of 162 games in the regular season best, followed by the Play-offs by a known pattern to the World Series. Already now it is clear: After that will be fought by a new framework collective agreement, what holds the stuff.

The season is problem Laden

Also, the shortened season is fraught with problems. Numerous training units in the preparation were cancelled due to the long-term evaluation of the corona tests – the players were unsettled and dissatisfied. Some of them even on the season, such as Star pitcher David Price. "After much Deliberation and discussion" he had decided his health and his family for the sake of the season, dear miss, said the 34-year-old Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The MLB is already a Gamble. In contrast to the professional leagues NBA (Basketball) and MLS (soccer), which put their season in June and July on the huge Area of Disney World in Orlando/Florida under strict hygiene conditions in a "bubble" (bubble) continue to play the MLB clubs in their home stadiums without an audience. The number of trips should be reduced by a one-time regional reorganization of divisions to a Minimum.

The Plan is, at least, for a team, but a waste of time. The Toronto Blue Jays, the only MLB club from Canada, have already before the start of the season is a massive Problem. Long, Rogers Centre was prepared for the home games, as Canada's government had last Saturday: teams from the United States is not allowed to enter. The Blue Jays will have to get over in the United States, where, as before, is unclear. Pittsburgh was as a substitute home in the conversation, but the state of Pennsylvania you don't play. The last Option is probably to Buffalo, where the farm team of the Franchise is located. The Ballpark there is, of course, not just MLB-ready.

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But the main thing is, it's a little bit of money comes in. The annual turnover of 10.5 billion dollars, the 30 clubs have adopted for a long time, due to the shortened season, you can save now, but at least part of the sponsors revenue, as well as the country-wide TV-money of US $ 1.6 billion. At the same time, the players will be only partially paid for, which is why their Union has refused for a long time to be stubborn, to draw a season with only 60 Games into consideration.

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 08:20

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