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Cubs, Ricketts support MLB’s decision for public safety

4 years agoTony Andracki

Major League Baseball made the decision Thursday afternoon to suspend spring training indefinitely and push the start of the regular season back at least two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts also released a statement on the situation:

“The health and wellness of our fans, players and associates is our team’s top priority. In light of rapidly changing developments resulting from the coronavirus, we believe Major League Baseball’s decision is in the best interests of the safety and well-being of the public and the game of baseball.  While our hope is to play baseball at Wrigley Field soon, we will continue to work in close coordination with Major League Baseball, as well as with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and their administrations to ensure that we make the best decisions to protect public health and safety.

“In the meantime, Major League Baseball is preparing a variety of contingency plans in concert with clubs regarding the 2020 regular season schedule and will be offering updates as soon as possible.”

The Cubs’ season was supposed to begin in two weeks (on March 26 in Milwaukee) but now will not start until at least mid-April.

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