Inside baseball: The Tipline for 20 July 2020

Unable to reach an agreement with the players’ union, Major League Baseball unilaterally set a 60-game season to take place over 67 days in empty stadiums. The New York Yankees head to the nation’s capitol to take on the defending champs, the Washington Nationals, on the opening day, but plenty of questions still remain. Will the Toronto Blue Jays be allowed to play in Canada? Will Winston & Strawn partner Jeff Kessler represent the players in their potential grievance against the league? Oh, and how in the peanuts and Cracker Jacks are you supposed to hold a season in a country that has seen its seven-day average of covid-19 cases rise for 41 straight days?


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