Just four days after beginning a truncated coronavirus-delayed season, Major League Baseball (MLB) ran into a serious obstacle on Monday with the postponement of two scheduled games due to a COVID-19 outbreak among Miami Marlins players.
The postponement of the games in Philadelphia and Miami was a potentially ominous development for MLB and other major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada hoping to forge ahead during the pandemic.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) are set to resume play this week after a hiatus of more than four months, while National Football League (NFL) training camps are opening.
While it was unclear whether the MLB season has been placed in jeopardy, some public health experts urged the suspension of play.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has not specified the conditions under which he would consider such action. (Aljazeera)