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Former Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis salutes the empty seats at Progressive Field during the Cubs visit earlier this season. Kipnis signed a free agent deal with the Cubs after last season.

The cathedrals lie empty. Wrigley. Fenway. Yankee Stadium. PNC Park. Progressive Field.

Sure, their lights are on as Major League Baseball tries to squeeze in a truncated 60-game season in the middle of a pandemic. But no one is home save for a few dozen players running around in masks under the din of artificial crowd noise in front of a handful of well-positioned cardboard cutouts.

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