Anthony Rizzo Talks About Coronavirus Impact, Playing Games Without Fans, More

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Anthony Rizzo Talks About Coronavirus Impact, Playing Games Without Fans, More

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With Major League Baseball already taking steps to manage its exposure to possible Coronavirus risks, and with the top leagues in Japan and South Korea already delaying the starts of their seasons, the conversation about how to proceed in this nebulous space is going to continue.

How MLB will proceed if the disease continues to spread remains to be seen, but it’s entirely possible that we could see the start of the season delayed, or games moved to other locations, or – arguably the most dramatic alteration – games played in front of no crowd. Nobody really knows at this point just how dangerous it would actually be to have 40,000 people at a baseball game, but it’s not at all difficult to imagine an abundance of caution being advised soon by public health officials. It’s a weird and unnerving time.

Anthony Rizzo spoke today about the impact of coronavirus – doing so in a press conference-like setting, per the temporary rules put in place by MLB – and he’s trying to keep a level head about the situation. Safety first, yes, but you also can’t completely freak out and not live your life.

Rizzo gets into the situation, including the impact it is having on interactions with fans, and the understandable concerns among the players:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.