Hard habit to break: Coronavirus risk will mean ‘there’s no spitting in baseball’

New rules will be tough on players, coaches, even umpires

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 22, 2020 10:55 AM CT | Published: May 22, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Don Wade
Daily Memphian

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.

If MLB games return amid the pandemic, they will do so minus the time-honored baseball tradition of near-constant spitting — or at least that's the goal.


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