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MLB sends teams proposed new rules for this season

Major League Baseball on Friday, May 15th sent teams a first draft of an Operations Manual with proposed rules for this coronavirus-delayed season once it finally begins.

According to media reports, they include: no high-fives, fist bumps, spitting, bat boys/girls, mascots or lineup card exchanges; players can’t touch their face to give signs or lick their fingers; seats in the empty stands near the dugout should be used to maintain¬†social distance; first- and third-base coaches can’t approach baserunners or umpires; players shouldn’t socialize with opponents; and managers and coaches must wear masks in the dugouts.

Teams were asked to respond with their suggested input.