You'd be hard-pressed to find a business or non-profit organization the world over that hasn't been forced to make some truly difficult decisions in the face of the economic challenges of the coronavirus crisis. Major League Baseball is stuck in a tough spot as it struggles to forge a path to a workable 2020 season, but at the very least, our spirits ought to be buoyed by the latest decison the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals made this week.
Both clubs have reportedly guaranteed full pay to their employees through the end of June. They're the first two MLB clubs publicly known to have done so.
In such an uncertain, scary time, this bit of normalcy was strongly needed. The sincere hope is that every last team in the league -- and our other major sports, ideally -- will follow the example that the Twins and Redbirds have put forth and take care of their people.
ALL their people. Even the interns!
(Yes, interns really are people. They count.)
With enough luck, we'll have actual games to watch by some point in July, albeit devoid of fans. Until that day, however, we can't forget to take care of each other. Fingers crossed that today's news kickstarts a wave of good will around the MLB.