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NBA season could end quickly with Covid-19 spread. What about MLB season?

From the NY POST

“We’re coming back because sports matter in a society. They bring people together when we need it the most.” 

However, Silver later acknowledged the season that was suspended on March 11, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may never be completed.

“We haven’t worked through every scenario … [but] if we were to have significant spread of coronavirus throughout the community, that ultimately might lead us to stop it,” Silver said. “We’re not saying full steam ahead no matter what happens … but we feel very comfortable right now with where we are.”

Silver said the fast-rising number of positive COVID-19 cases across the country has increased his “level of concern” and acknowledged it was a “fair question,” whether the NBA would have chosen to restart its season in Florida, knowing the state would set multiple single-day records of positive cases this week.

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How do we think the MLB will handle a spike in Covid-19 in their league? How fast would we be looking at a shutdown? What about the teams traveling to an from each other in different states? NBA is playing in an isolated campus while MLB is bouncing around between stadiums. This id going to be interesting.

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