This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.
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• Here is a crazy idea that was floating around this past week. Again, this is just a rumor, and it is likely unfounded. However, sometimes these things do actually happen:
For some time, there has been talk that baseball will begin in empty stadiums in warm areas. One thought was that one league would play their schedule in spring training sites in Arizona and the other in spring training sites in Florida.
A visiting team hotel would be designated. Every visiting club would stay at the same hotel, with the floor of the hotel housing the visiting club personnel alternating from series to series.
All that is needed is a major league quality field, and spring training fields fit the bill. Since the stands would be empty, it doesn't matter how many seats the stadiums hold.
Once the virus seems to be more under control and an "all clear" is issued, the leagues would return to normal schedules and their own venues.
While the idea sounds interesting, there are obstacles to hurdle regarding state