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These Photos Of Lonely Baseball Mascots In Empty Stadiums Are A Whole Mood

Baseball is back! Fans are not.

Posted on July 26, 2020, at 3:47 p.m. ET

After months of play being suspended due to the coronavirus, professional baseball resumed this week — only without any fans in stadiums as a precaution to stop the spread of the virus.

That didn't stop MLB mascots from turning out for an audience of none.

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Blooper, the mascot of the Atlanta Braves, sits in the empty stands to watch the exhibition game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins at Truist Park in Atlanta, July 22.

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Fredbird, the Cardinals mascot, leads cheers from empty outfield bleachers during a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals, at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, July 25.

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Cincinnati Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs performs during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, July 24.

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San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal holds up a sign during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game between the Giants and the Oakland Athletics in San Francisco, July 21.

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Houston Astros mascot Orbit dances in the stands during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park in Houston, July 25.

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Oakland Athletics mascot Stomper in the stands in a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum, July 25.

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Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster dances with cardboard cutout fans during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, July 25.

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New York Mets mascots Mr. Mets and Mrs. Met sit in the stands at Citi Field before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in New York City, July 25.

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The Phillie Phanatic watches the game between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia, July 24.

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San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal in the stands during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park, July 21.

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Blooper, the mascot for the Atlanta Braves, cheers during an exhibition game against the Miami Marlins at Truist Park in Atlanta, July 21.

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The Cleveland team mascot Slider waves a flag prior to the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland team at Progressive Field, July 24.

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The Phillie Phanatic sits alone in the stands during a game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, July 25.

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St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird lies on the left field bleachers during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, July 25.

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