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Every MLB team has promised a pledge of $1-million dollars for ballpark employees who are missing work due to the pandemic.
The ESPN sportswriter has released a statement via Twitter about the effects of the suspended season of MLB. Especially how ballpark employees are being unfairly at a loss due to the suspension. Like many sports-related employees, Jeff Passan was among the first to break the news. He reported that the billionaire MLB owners have agreed to each pledge $1 million toward helping ballpark employees. These employees would otherwise be unpaid during the coronavirus hiatus. The suspension of the season has led thousands in loss of hours/wages in all arena not only MLB.
The baseball season has been suspended until at least mid-May. According to ESPN. The NBA amongst other sports on the court has suspended seasons amidst the pandemic where four current professional ballplayers have been tested positive for the CoronaVirus. We’ve seen the NBA and MLS suspend their seasons, almost every conference tournament in the NCAA get canceled and drastic changes to March Madness.
According to Yahoo Sports, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, for instance, recommended all Chicago teams refrain from playing in front of fans until May 1 2020. There 29 other teams to decide on a start date. A tentative date is April 9, 2020.
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