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Major League Baseball player, Ian Desmond, penned a poignant letter and posted it to his Instagram page yesterday.
A post shared by Ian Desmond (@i_dez20) on Jun 29, 2020 at 6:53pm PDT
“If baseball is America’s past time, maybe it’s never been a more fitting one than now.”
Desmond noted that “the COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk that I am not comfortable taking.”
A general view of a baseball laying in a glove, GETTY Images
Desmond wrote that Little League teams can make children feel fulfilled and pledged to work in the field where he fell in love with the game.
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According to ESPN, Desmond is the fourth MLB player to opt-out of the season.