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Newsom Says He’s In “Advanced Talks” With The MLB To Let Fans Into Games This Season

East Bay Times-

Gov. Gavin Newsom is in “advanced talks” with Major League Baseball about allowing some fans to attend games this season, bolstering the cautious optimism among some that the Dodgers and Angels could at least partially fill their stadiums this summer after entertaining cardboard cutouts last year.

Newsom made that comment during a visit to a Cal State Long Beach vaccination site Wednesday, March 3, less than a week after spring training games began. The regular season begins April 1.

The coronavirus pandemic forced MLB to delay its season last year. And once it did begin, it was severely truncated — a 60-game sprint rather than the traditional 162-game marathon. Fans were also deprived of the annual summer rite of sitting in sun-soaked stands, eating a hotdog and peanuts, and watching their favorite baseball teams, particularly the Dodgers, Angels and San Diego Padres among Southern Californians.

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