Dodger Stadium was supposed to host Major League Baseball’s All-Star game for the first time in 40 years Tuesday. The American sports world’s attention would have shifted to Los Angeles. It would have been a celebration.
Instead, the only game in town was a scrimmage inside a vacant, silent ballpark as the Dodgers continued their training camp in preparation for their 60-game season amid a pandemic. Successfully staging the season remains an uncertainty with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising in states across the country. Obstacles will arise at every turn for every team.
For the Dodgers, an additional hurdle is complicating matters.
Los Angeles County law stipulates that people who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days even if they don’t test positive or exhibit symptoms.
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