Greinke says he prefers taking part in with out followers in ballparks

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke stated he’s loved taking part in video games with out followers through the pandemic-shortened season and within the playoffs.

“I don’t actually discover followers when the sport’s happening, however warming up and follow earlier than video games, I imply for me it’s good not having followers within the stands,” Greinke stated Tuesday earlier than Sport 3 of the AL Championship Collection in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays. “Most individuals prefer it. When the sport comes on it’s the identical for me.”

Requested to clarify, he stated: “As a result of then there’s nobody there to speak to you and ask for autographs and wish photos and all that stuff. I don’t like to do this stuff. It’s good not having them, for me. Most individuals prefer it. I don’t prefer it.”

Greinke, the 2009 AL Cy Younger Award winner with Kansas Metropolis, mentioned throughout spring coaching in 2013 that he had social nervousness dysfunction since earlier than highschool however now not thought-about it an issue. He didn’t point out nervousness on Tuesday.

Some followers are being allowed to NL Championship Collection video games in Arlington, Texas, and might be for the World Collection, as nicely. The introduced attendance was 10,700 for Monday’s NLCS opener between Atlanta and the Los Angeles Dodgers, not together with those that didn’t pay.

Greinke is scheduled to begin Sport 4 on Wednesday night time. The Rays took a 2-0 lead into Tuesday night time’s recreation.

Followers weren’t allowed in for the AL Division Collection in opposition to Oakland at Dodger Stadium or the ALCS at Petco Park in San Diego. Some members of the family have been allowed in for video games in San Diego.

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