Will COVID prevent MLB from starting?

May 29, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; General wide view behind home plate as Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) bats in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

After three months of tense negotiations, MLB Tuesday implemented a 60-game season that will start on July 23 or 24 and end no later than September 30. The season is in accordance with the March 26 agreement that entitles players to a full portion of their prorated salaries.

Over the last few weeks, numerous team-based professional sports have been developing a return to play plan, but recent surges of COVID-19 could force professional sports to sit on the sidelines this summer.

For the latest installment of the 20th and Blake podcast, resident Rockies’ reporter Aniello Piro breakdown the latest news in baseball surrounding COVID-19.

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