New MLB rules: shower at home, don't spit, Mr Met stay away

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Posted at 1:21 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 14:13:16-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new coronavirus, with showers at ballparks discouraged and players possibly arriving in uniform, like they did when they were teenagers.

According to The Athletic , the MLB Players Association received a 67-page proposed plan on Friday for players and personnel to possibly follow if the season kicks off amidst the pandemic.

Team personnel will be banned from eating at restaurants on road trips.

Even the Phillie Phantic and Mr. Met will be missing, banned from the field along with all other team mascots.

According to the proposed plan , managers will not exchange lineup cards at home plate, all players, managers, coaches and umpires will be regularly tested through saliva collections, or oral or nasal swabs.