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Arizona governor believes state could handle potential isolated MLB season after coronavirus – Yahoo Sports

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said on Tuesday that he is in no rush to launch the season, and will not do so until it’s completely safe for everyone involved, an idea that has been introduced was to have a potential isolated season played out in empty spring training stadiums in Arizona and Florida.’ data-reactid=”26″>While MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said on Tuesday that he is in no rush to launch the season, and will not do so until it’s completely safe for everyone involved, an idea that has been introduced was to have a potential isolated season played out in empty spring training stadiums in Arizona and Florida.

via the Arizona Republic.’ data-reactid=”28″>“Two words that would allow the country and the state of Arizona to know that things were headed back to normal would be, ‘Play ball,’” Ducey said Tuesday, via the Arizona Republic.

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While he knows neither the state nor the league are ready to make that decision yet, Ducey said he has talked with Manfred multiple times since the coronavirus outbreak — and he believes his state could handle that plan.

“I have had discussions [Manfred],” Ducey said, via the Arizona Republic. “While I want to hold the content of those discussions in confidence, I just want everyone to know that Arizona, at the right time, is very open-minded to hosting whatever Major League Baseball would like from the state, at the time that it would be appropriate for public health if Arizona were in a position to reopen.

“We have the facilities that are here. We have the hotel space that is here. We want to make sure that the metrics and data are proper before we are able to go forward.”