Chicago Cubs: What plan is the best for the team?

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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General view outside of Chase Field, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs: Chase Field and the surrounding ballparks

So Chase Field and the surrounding minor ballparks, plus a few more regional sites. That sounds good, right? Well, no. It isn’t. And I’ll tell you why. First, the players and coaches would have the necessary restrictions. Coronavirus testing every couple of days. And the players wouldn’t have family there.

Though the MLB is in favor of it? Players and coaches are not. Are they supposed to stay in–sequestered, mind you–where they live in isolation? Also, federal officials at the Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the National Institutes of Health, have been supportive of social distancing, isolation and the likelihood to be the first to return. Eh, whatever.

The primary reason this won’t work for anyone involved? Quarantine. The players wouldn’t have any family or friends there, plus screening for the COVID-19 virus. Constant screening. Like, every day. It’s going to get old.