Major League Baseball is back with a 162-game schedule and actual humans in the stands

CNN  — 

After an abbreviated 2020 season that is now a blur, Major League Baseball returns Thursday with all 30 teams in action before actual human spectators for a six-month, 162-game trudge to the postseason.

Fingers crossed.

Before a single pitch was thrown, the Washington Nationals announced their home opener against the New York Mets Thursday night has been postponed due to Covid-19 contact tracing of members of the organization.

One unnamed player tested positive for Covid-19 and four teammates and a staff member must quarantine after they were identified as having close contact with the player, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday.