Mayor Walsh Hopeful Red Sox Will Return To Fenway Park This Summer


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The coronavirus pandemic has meant a spring without baseball across the country. And in Boston, no one is filling the seats at Fenway Park.

Major League Baseball has outlined their plan for bringing the sport back this year, but with some modifications. This includes a shortened 82-game season, which would potentially begin in July. In addition, only regional travel would be allowed, but the plan is not set in stone.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he hopes that baseball will be able to return at Fenway Park, and has had some conversations with Red Sox officials about the possibility.

"Obviously, it’s going to be very different for all of us. It won’t be a place, I don’t think, initially where we’ll be going to watch a baseball game, but I think that people would love to see some sports come back," Walsh said.

Walsh said it is important that bringing the sport back is done safely. "You obviously can't practice physical social distancing in baseball, or any sport for that matter," he said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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