Major League Baseball players, including a handful from southwest Riverside County, began reporting to their teams and home ballparks Wednesday, July 1, ahead of what has become a shortened, 60-game season, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This new season, that underwent an unforgettable back-and-forth affair between the MLB Players Association and the MLB, is due to begin at the end of this month. It took nearly two weeks of negotiations, but the agreement obviously addressed what it will take for play to resume, but also service time for the players. The schedule for the season was released recently, and opening day is set for Thursday, July 23, for the Yankees/Nationals (4:08 p.m.), as well as the Dodgers/Giants (7:08 p.m.). The remainder of the teams will begin the following day, J
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