Ballparks to use crowd noise from video game during season

Big league players will still hear the roar of the crowd even though the stands will be empty when the baseball season opens next week. Taking a cue from two European soccer leagues, Major League Baseball will play crowd noise from its official video game through ballpark sound systems during games. Stadium sound engineers will […]

MLB doubles camera angles for video reviews of umpires

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a chance to review instant replay, Major League Baseball doubled the isolated cameras available for video reviews to 24 this year. MLB also arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms, and for MLB-controlled 4K cameras with zoom lenses to […]

Blue Jays OF says team may play in Pittsburgh or Baltimore

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays’ front office has told its players that Pittsburgh and Baltimore are possibilities for where team will hold home games this year after Canada’s government barred the club from playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic, outfielder Randal Grichuk said Tuesday. Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at […]

Blue Jays pitcher says team is looking for major league park

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays’ front office is working to find a major league ballpark for the team to use this year after Canada’s government barred Toronto from playing in its home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic, pitcher Anthony Bass said Sunday. Canada denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at Rogers Centre because […]

With no crowds, Wrigleyville has different feel for Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Laurie Shaw heard the roar of the crowd and let out a laugh. The Chicago Cubs were about to open their season at long last against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, and it sure sounded like a packed house at Wrigley Field. Of course, no fans were allowed inside the famed ballpark. […]

Reports: Brewers vs. Cardinals game postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests

(WFRV) – According to reports, the Milwaukee Brewers home opener at Miller Park has been postponed. Tweets by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman indicated multiple Cardinals players had tested positive for COVID-19, information later confirmed by multiple outlets. The reports say the Cardinals are isolating in their hotel room and not going to the ballpark. […]

Field of Dreams game in Iowa postponed to 2021 due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel coronavirus. The game at a newly constructed ballpark on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie had been scheduled for Aug. 13 in Dyersville. The Chicago White Sox originally had […]

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