MLB season could be shut down…on Monday

Wrigley Field, Chicago. Public domain photo.

CBS Sports reads the tea leaves gathered from reporting by another network.

Major League Baseball’s commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association head Tony Clark on Friday that the season could be scrapped if the league’s COVID-19 numbers continue to get worse, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Per Passan, some players briefed on the call believe Manfred could pull the plug as soon as Monday, depending on the extent of the weekend’s testing.

Those individuals aren’t the only ones hearing about that possibility, either. Keith Olbermann, also of ESPN, reported Friday night that “Networks broadcasting MLB games have been alerted to look at possible alternate programming after this weekend should the league shut down.”

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