Hall of Famer Rod Carew mentioned Thursday he believes Main League Baseball should cancel the 2020 season as a result of of the continued coronavirus pandemic.
Carew informed CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki & Tierney” he doesn’t perceive why anybody would want to play, citing the virus and the truth that nobody goes to be within the stands.
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“I don’t see why they want to play,” Carew mentioned. “I believe you’re placing quite a bit of gamers at risk of perhaps contacting this illness and never figuring out what it’s going to do to them. I might simply say to let the season go.”
He mentioned the followers “have to understand” the circumstances.
“I don’t want to watch a baseball game with no one in the stands because to me it’s not exciting that way. I think it’s crazy. I’m more concerned about the players and the players’ families than I am about playing baseball at this time,” he added.
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Carew performed 19 seasons within the majors between the Minnesota Twins and California Angels. He was an All-Star in 18 of the 19 seasons. He missed making an All-Star crew in 1985 – his ultimate season in baseball. He nonetheless hit .280 with a .717 OPS and 39 RBI.
He gained the American League batting title seven occasions. He additionally gained the AL Rookie of the Yr in 1967 and was the AL MVP in 1977.
Main League Baseball and the gamers union have been in intense negotiations to get the season up and operating. The house owners reportedly despatched a brand new proposal to the gamers, which assured them a prorated wage for 60 video games beginning July 19 or 20 with expanded playoffs.
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The union has but to agree.