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Dodgers Players Send a Message to Fans Amid Baseball Shut Down

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: A Los Angeles Dodgers jersey hangs during spring training photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 20, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Thursday marks a full 7 days without baseball for most fans. As things continue to change, and the uncertainty remains on when we’ll see the Dodgers again, several players sent a message to fans through the official LAD Twitter account.

Yes, Clayton Kershaw, David Price, Dave Roberts, and Andrew Friedman are among the faces urging fans to stay strong, safe, and wash their hands.

Of course, the message is clear — it’s up to all of us to be smart and considerate of others and practice social distancing to the best of our abilities. At best, players will return to Camelback Ranch sometime in May and a shortened spring training 2.0 will lead to Dodger baseball once again possibly by June.

In the interim, organizational members will be thankfully taken care of by the ballclub as MLB announced all 30 teams would be stepping up to assist ballpark employees. Additionally, the Dodgers are among the known teams continuing to provide daily allowances to their minor leaguers.

As a last note, once baseball does come back, the expectation is that we can expect a shortened season. However many games the new schedule will be made up of remains to be seen.

NEXT: MLB Hints at Shortened 2020 Schedule

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. Technology allow fans to enter the ballpark.. Here’s a suggestion.. When entering the ballpark, it doesn’t take but a check-the-purse-second to point a “Virus PowerPoint Template to the forehead of each person entering the park.. Understood, there are those that are, “asymptomatic, (a condition producing or showing no symptoms), but I would argue the percentage of ballpark visitors being asymptomatic is in the range of winning the lottery.. That, and the additional use of a, “N-95 mask or other mask of equal success, is enough buffer-of-public-safety to allow fans to attend a baseball game.. They could even add a Disneyland fashioned monitor stressing the necessity of keeping the mask installed while in the ballpark… I’ll concede, having a major league baseball game without fans in terrifying at best,, But this is the only hope we have… Let’s play ball..

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