Well, that didn’t take very long. The way things have escalated in recent days made this inevitable and the wise thing to do. Spring training has been suspended (though the Yankees and Nationals are still finishing up one last game) and Opening Day has been pushed at least two weeks.
This is a huge bummer, but had to be done. It was only a matter of time until there was public knowledge of a player, coach, other personnel, or a fan in attendance testing positive for coronavirus. As much as we all want MLB back in our lives, there’s simply no need to exacerbate the spread of the illness.
Hopefully we get better news in the coming weeks, but it’s really a mystery at this point. Remember, the two week delay is bare minimum, so brace yourselves for something longer.
Update, 3:52pm: Minor league baseball’s season has also been delayed, as expected.