Baseball teams across the Grapefruit League took their first major steps towards addressing the coronavirus crisis Tuesday, and at least one star has no idea what to expect next.
MLB joined the NHL, NBA and MLS in announcing Monday plans to keep media and other non-essential personnel out of their clubhouses, purportedly as a step to prevent spread of the disease.
“We’re all in uncharted territory,” Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper told reporters in Clearwater, Fla., according to The Athletic.“We’ve never seen this. We’ve never done this. Everyone is just trying to do what’s right.”
As of now, MLB expects to play the rest of spring training and open its season on time on March 26, but the Post’s Joel Sherman reported Monday that some executives are concerned the virus could force the league to alter those plans.
The NHL’s San Jose Sharks could play their next three home games without fans in their home arena, SAP Center, after Santa Clara county announced Monday night a ban on public gatherings of at least 1,000 people for the remainder of March. The Ivy League also canceled its post-season conference basketball tournaments Tuesday.
Harper added that…