Alex Bregman reacts to Coronavirus outbreak

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman took to Twitter to react to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Alex Bregman hasn’t tweeted much this off-season, likely due to the controversy surrounding the Houston Astros’ sign stealing scandal that dominated much of the winter.

But the former LSU baseball star took to Twitter this week to react to the Coronavirus outbreak that has shut down the sports world.

On Wednesday night, Bregman reacted to the news that the NBA was suspending its season.

On Thursday, as more league cancellations were announced, Bregman tweeted a general message to the masses.

It could be a while before we see the Astros third baseman, and the rest of MLB, in action.

MLB announced on Thursday that spring training is being suspended and the start of the season will be pushed back at least two weeks. It seems likely, however, that the start of the season will be delayed longer than two weeks.

On Friday, MLB and the players union met and decided that players at spring training have three options:

  1. Stay at the spring training complex
  2. Go to home city of MLB team
  3. Go home

Whenever the 2020 MLB season finally starts, there will likely be a brief spring training period. Pitchers will need to ramp back up. And position players will have to get “dialed in”. It could easily be May before the season starts.

For now, we’re essentially in wait and see mode. No one knows how the next few weeks will unfold.

(By the way, MLB is hoping to add the missed games to the back end of the schedule, but that’s a best case scenario situation.)

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One thing is certain with all of this madness going on — the Astros’ sign stealing scandal has certainly been pushed out of the spotlight.