Whether fans will be able to see live-action baseball from a stadium seat this season remains to be seen. MLB has not ruled it out or enacted a league-wide plan in its 2020 season agreement with the players.
The San Francisco Giants, though, have ruled that no fans will be allowed at Oracle Park this year. And in their place, season ticket holders will be allowed to submit photos to be used as cardboard cutouts in the seats.
San Francisco is not the first team to allow some sort of fandom to be seen in its home stadium. Other leagues and teams across the globe have put in cardboard cutouts, some of their fans to give a more welcome - or maybe disturbing - environment as they return to action from the coronavirus.
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Some fans even got clever with 'who' they submitted a picture of...
Better just hope that whoever is screening these photos doesn't let anything slip on by.
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San Francisco Giants commit to cardboard cutouts instead of fans for 2020 season originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington