With the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, Major League Baseball’s 2020 season was a pro sports version of “The Great Escape,” with the whole plan constantly on the verge of being destroyed. At the outset of the summer camp, the National Leaguer who would go on to win the MVP award, Freddie Freeman, caught the coronavirus and his temperature spiked to 104.5 degrees. Nationals superstar Juan Soto tested positive on Opening Day. Major outbreaks shut down the Marlins and Cardinals, with some players limited to hotel-room workouts. In the very last innings of the very last game, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was pulled off the field because of COVID-19.