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Spectator's stands are seen empty during the preseason of the baseball game of Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows, which is taking behind closed doors amid the spread of the new coronavirus, at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.(REUTERS)

Japan opens baseball season after 3-month pandemic delay

TOKYO | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 03:22 PM IST
After a three-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s second-most famous baseball league opened a season Friday that will be shortened from its regular 143 games to 120. That, of course, is twice as many as MLB figures to play — if it plays at all.
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