From the L.A. Times:
By CHUCK SCHILKEN STAFF WRITER
APRIL 7, 2020 9:15 AM
Major League Baseball stated Tuesday that holding games in one central area is one of several ideas discussed regarding how and when it becomes safe to start the season.
But, the league added, that option has not been settled on and has not been submitted for approval from government and health officials or the Major League Baseball Players Assn.
The statement came a day after ESPN reported that a plan to start the season as early as May with all games taking place in the Phoenix area with no spectators present has been embraced by the league and the players’ union with support from “high-ranking federal public health officials.” …
The Arizona plan would involve the sequestering of players, coaching staffs and other essential personnel at local hotels, with only travel to and from stadiums allowed. There are 11 ballparks, including the Diamondbacks’ home, Chase Field, within 50 miles of each other in the Phoenix area. Most are spring training facilities.
I’m a little vague on how exactly this Ballplayer Monk plan would work in keeping Baseball Annies out of the Phoenix hotels.
But I’m all in favor of creative thinking. We can’t hunker down forever so we need clever ideas.