Faced with an unprecedented crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic, both sides knew this was not the time to squabble.
Popper: Despite complaints, a feeling of safety in NBA bubble
The NBA has placed its teams in a bubble — not airtight, but certainly better than just taking chances like baseball.
Lennon: Cano mystery highlights uncertainty in COVID era
The Mets have remained silent about second baseman's four-day absence at camp.
Lennon: LeMahieu's positive test adds to uncertain times
Even though the Yanks have infield depth, LeMahieu will be sorely missed and timetable for return from coronavirus is very much up in the air.
Lennon: Mets' rotation needs the best version of Steven Matz
Long Island lefthander has an opportunity to shine in this season's 60-game sprint.
Lennon: Mets will need to create a different energy this time
One of the Mets' strengths was derived from the energy of a youthful core that fed off the fans. What happens now? With no fans and no physical contact, where does the fun come from?
Lennon: MLB must reach perfection with its COVID-19 testing
In order for baseball to be played amid this pandemic, MLB's ambitious testing program has to deliver on its promise to the people accepting all the risk. Otherwise, this becomes reduced to a dangerous folly.
Lennon: MLB season still has obstacles in way
As of Sunday, seven players already have decided to sit out the 2020 season. Expect there to be more.
Popper: Are meaningless games worth risk for Knicks, others left out?
How do we explain putting the eight teams in a second bubble with nothing to play for but breaking a sweat?
Lennon: Yankees camp takes a horrifying turn
"That's kind of a freak accident, a one-in-a-million chance of happening," said Jordan Montgomery, whose turn on the mound followed the fallen Tanaka. "And when it does, it's terrifying. It's really hard to see.''
Lennon: For a day, it was Citi Field of dreams
It's a whole new ballgame for baseball, but Friday's grand reopening in Queens was a good first step.