As the boys of summer return, U.S. economy holds its breath

By Howard Schneider and Chris Canipe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Texas Rangers plan to welcome a capacity crowd of about 40,000 for their Major League Baseball home opener on April 5. In the nation’s capital, meanwhile, attendance at the Washington Nationals’ first game of the season will be capped at 5,000, roughly 12% of capacity. In the country’s fitful battle for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, a lot may ride on whether, come September, attendance for America’s pastime looks more like the Rangers than the Nats. With nearly a third of U.S. adults having received at least one…

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