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Spring training ’21: New year, but COVID-19 protocols remain

Completing the 2020 season required MLB to rewrite its rule book. Stadiums were emptied, schedules rewritten. Some players opted out. The ones that didn’t spat into COVID-19 testing cups until their mouths went dry. “When it was all said and done, you kind of look back and go, ’God, that was the longest 60 games […]

Boston Red Sox pitcher Travis Lakins prepares to pitch as the pitching clock winds down during a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Braves, Red Sox, Rays and Twins preparing for 2020 spring training to begin

Spring training baseball kicks off in Southwest Florida on Wednesday when pitchers and catchers report for the Braves, Twins, and Red Sox and Rays. RED SOX One Southwest Florida resident, Dareen Arsenault, who has been with the Red Sox for 26 years says she is ecstatic the season is finally back. “People come in and […]