Aug 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of the MLB logo with Colorado Rockies batting gear on it during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Colorado Rockies won 12-9. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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The Major League Baseball proposal to players for the start of the 2020 season includes severe measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic break it down in a tremendous article published Saturday morning.

It includes players wearing masks while in the dugout and six feet of social distancing during the National Anthem.

The proposal, yet to be agreed to by the players, also includes harsh punishment for on-field fights, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.

It’s not yet known how severe the discipline will be, but we’re likely talking multi-game suspensions. At the very least, more severe than what we’ve see in the past.

In reality, this makes perfect sense. There’s absolutely no reason for players to risk spreading the virus simply because they are upset over a hit by pitch and such.

Vincent Frank
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