'It's only April:' Shildt, Mozeliak confident baseball will return in 2020


ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The good news from both St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak is that there's a lot of sincere belief that baseball will return in 2020. Now what it will look like is another question.

Shildt told KMOX's Tom Ackerman on Sports on a Sunday Morning that's there's nothing definitive to share from the meeting with all 30 managers and the MLB commissioner's office on Friday. But the possibility of any fans being in attendance still seems bleak. 

It's an idea that Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader called, "hypest most stacked Arizona Fall League rosters of all time."

This would be the hypest most stacked Arizona Fall League rosters of all time -- @MLBazFallLeague #prospects https://t.co/EXbtEF7aiW

— Harrison Bader (@aybaybader) April 7, 2020

U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci hasn't been a fan of resuming professional sports as we know it. However, he did offer a glimmer of hope when he suggested sports could conceivably return wit no fans in arenas, constant testing of the players, and all players and coaches quarantined in hotels for weeks or months.

Mozeliak also told Ackerman on Sunday that he had no "news flash." But was very positive in the fact that there's still a long spring and summer ahead of us.

"The thing I can say with reasonable conviction is that everyone is excited, they're working their tails off and are confident that we are going to get some baseball again," Shildt says. 

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