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Sports Minute: Baseball scrambles back into action amid lingering concerns

3 months 1 day 8 hours ago Wednesday, June 24 2020 Jun 24, 2020 June 24, 2020 5:03 PM June 24, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Baseball Writer

As baseball scrambles to start an abbreviated season, the prevailing mood is one of nervous excitement. Major League Baseball set a 60-game schedule Tuesday night, and now the sport will try its best to complete a season and crown a champion amid a coronavirus pandemic that still looms over much of American life. Players report to camps July 1, and the regular season is supposed to start about three weeks later. It already feels like a whirlwind. Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire is a little uneasy because of the virus. Houston owner Jim Crane hopes teams can play in front of fans at some point.

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