By Brian Wright | Casa Grande Dispatch
In mythology, the phoenix is a bird reborn by rising from the ashes. The MLB season could similarly be brought back to life in and around the Arizona city of the same name.
On Tuesday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan, one of the best and most connected reporters in baseball, dropped a bombshell. Sources told him MLB is considering a scenario where it begins its season in May or June, with all 30 teams playing their entire regular season schedule in the Phoenix metro area. The games would be played with no fans in attendance.
Before I get into the particulars of how this might work, the most obvious question involves the safety of this proposal. Is it safe? Would anyone, in MLB or otherwise, be put at risk of contracting COVID-19?