Business Business News 13 photos of the return of Japan’s NPB baseball league in an empty stadium

Another baseball league is returning to play … and it’s not the one in the United States (yet). Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league started its season on Friday, June 19, and as you’ll see from photos of a game between the Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers, there are no fans in the stands, which makes…

Business  Business News 13 photos of the return of Japan’s NPB baseball league in an empty stadium

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Another baseball league is returning to play … and it’s not the one in the United States (yet).

Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league started its season on Friday, June 19, and as you’ll see from photos of a game between the Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers, there are no fans in the stands, which makes for some eerie shots.

That’s sports in 2020 — no one in the stands, save for the occasional team employee or photographer, although there were cheerleaders at this game who performed. But professional baseball is returning, and that’s something.

Check out what opening day looked like with these photos:

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