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What MLB players think of daunting coronavirus return possibility

What MLB players think of daunting coronavirus return possibility

“That’s hell” is how one Met described what could be ahead for players if a plan MLB has mulled to play all of its games in Arizona is enacted.

“I mean we’re talking 120 degrees every day and playing weekly doubleheaders and 20 days straight,” the Met said on the condition of anonymity, making reference to a way baseball could make up for lost games after Opening Day was pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Doubleheaders and days of consecutive games may not have been specifically addressed in the plan being discussed by MLB, but on Monday, league officials relayed ideas to the Players Association. It includes playing with no fans to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, and players potentially being away from their families for months.

There are still many hurdles to overcome.

The Post’s Joel Sherman and Mike Puma surveyed players across the league to see where they stood on the matter, and some were more optimistic than others, though none quite as effusive as Royals reliever Trevor Rosenthal.

“I am in support of the plan,” Rosenthal said. “I think it’s in the best interest of the nation for MLB to go through with this plan as quickly as possible. It will provide us an opportunity to inspire and set an example for everyone. By us adhering to strict new guidelines, we will display a model for isolation and function for businesses across the nation. We are at war and this is what we can do to help fight for our country. Provide the hope and discipline needed to get through this difficult time.

“Baseball players are the most resilient of all athletes to answer this call. The ups and downs, failures and successes, the unknowns, are all constant in our profession. This is our chance to work for the good of our people and set our country out in front of the rest.”

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