Mariners owner talks coronavirus safety measures and why baseball is vital to the national psyche

By Sports Technology Wire on July 20, 2020

Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis makes a catch during Summer Camp while wearing a mask at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. (Seattle Mariners Photo via Instagram)

Seattle Mariners majority owner and chairman John Stanton thinks the country could really use some baseball right about now to help heal some of its ailments. To get there, his team and the rest of Major League Baseball are instituting measures for dealing with coronavirus which could serve as lessons for other businesses.

“Baseball really does represent an important part of the national psyche,” Stanton said during a virtual fireside chat with Madrona Venture Group last week. “I believe that in my soul, and for us to get back on the field is vitally important and it is something that we are committed to do.”

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