Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio ‘open for anything’ to bring baseball back

Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio follows through on a single during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

MLB Opening Day has come and gone with no baseball, and the prospect of heading to the ballpark any time soon seems increasingly far off as the world focuses its efforts on the COVID-19 pandemic response.

It’s becoming more and more clear that, should pro sports get the go-ahead to return safely in the coming months, things would look different. One such idea that’s been floated throughout the sporting world could see players suit up in neutral sites, without fans.

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio said he’d be “open for anything” if it means the chance to start up baseball season.

“I think, speaking for myself and probably speaking for the majority of not only our team but the players, is that we’d be open for anything as long as we can get out on the field and start competing again,” Biggio said during an appearance on Writers Bloc on Friday.

Writers Bloc
Cavan Biggio: Players open to anything that will get us back on the field
April 03 2020

“A lot of us haven’t played without fans in a long time but at some point or another we’ve all done it before,” he said, conceding that it would feel “weird” to play in front of empty stands.

“It’s hard to put into words what fans can do to your adrenaline,” he explained. “It just kind of makes the game so great is the fans. It’s kind of what we play for. We feed off them more than they can ever know. It would suck if [playing without fans] ended up happening, but I think overall the biggest thing is to get back on the field again and playing — whether it’s with fans or without fans, I think we’re all open to it.”

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