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National Baseball Hall of Fame to close indefinitely

Just about everything is being suspended indefinitely until the coronavirus gets contained. First the NBA, then soccer, then MLB and now Cooperstown is being suspended indefinitely beginning Sunday, March 15 at 5 p.m. ET.

From Baseballhall.org:

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today that it will close to the public beginning Sunday, March 15 at 5 p.m. ET.

This precautionary measure is being implemented in accordance with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and government officials to limit opportunities for large gatherings and the further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Hall of Fame will provide updated information regarding this closure on each subsequent Sunday at Noon ET beginning on March 22. These updates will be shared on the Hall of Fame’s website and via the Hall of Fame’s social media channels.

I’m glad that this is happening – the virus can be contained easier as it won’t be spreading as much. Besides, who will want to visit Cooperstown right now? This is probably the last thing anyone would want to do.

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker are scheduled to be inducted into the Hall on July 26, but time will tell if that goes on as planned.