Sunday, April 12, 2020

Tmac's Thoughts as Taiwan Plays Baseball Again

As Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) becomes the first to resume play with COVID-19 social distancing measures while MLB remains shut down, Tmac ponders how umpiring could change post-isolation.

The CPBL, which has an easier task at managing its league of only five teams as opposed to MLB's 30 or MiLB's hundreds of clubs, began its regular season in April with robot fans/drummers and otherwise vacant stands. Should the coronavirus situation play any role in how an umpire goes about officiating or is business-as-usual the more appropriate response?

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Alternate Link: CPBL Back to Work - Tmac's Thoughts on Playing Empty (CCS)


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