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Players and owners in Major League Baseball came to an agreement just this week to proceed with a 60 game season, instead of 162, during the pandemic. Sportswriters have blamed owners for the squabbles over money and the length of the 2020 season, even calling it shameful.
It is increasingly difficult to see how football of any kind — professional, college or prep — can be played anywhere as long as the coronavirus remains unconquered.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Allergies, told CNN, “Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall.” The National Football League has announced that it is working on protocols to try to make the season happen in September.
Jay Paris, who covers local sports for The Coast News and Forbes.com, and Derek Togerson sportscaster at NBC San Diego, talked with Midday Edition’s Mark Sauer about the pandemic’s effect on sports and sports fans.
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