There's been a lot of talk about baseball "healing the country," from political figures and the commissioner himself. While that's a romantic notion, it's pretty much garbage.
Just because there's other, more important things going down, that doesn't mean we should ignore the fact that MLB has basically failed to establish clear standards of accountability when it comes to enforcing its rules.
On what else happened in the AL offseason beyond Boston's trade of Mookie Betts, the Astros' sign stealing scandal, and the Yankees signing Gerrit Cole.
A virus is an unthinking nemesis that doesn't care who it infects, be it a multimillionaire superstar in the MLB or someone selling you a hotdog.