Sunday, July 12, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, July 12, 2020 -- "A Big Moment"

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"The thing about MLB’s plan is that it isn’t designed to keep players from catching SARS-CoV-2; it’s designed to keep them from spreading it. Individual players catching the virus and contracting Covid-19 aren’t enough to being the season down. The threat to the season is in breakouts, in events that wipe out a staff, a lineup, a roster."