Scenes from a surreal and socially distanced Mets training camp

Social distancing. Hand sanitizer. Masks on the field.

The first day of Mets’ spring training 2.0 at Citi Field was a surreal scene that showed MLB’s coronavirus guidelines in action.

Among them, the Mets’ batting cage, normally an area filled with teammates, coaches and scouts, was eerily quiet. The field was sectioned off with cones to divide stations, with crew members wiping down the balls between drills. An aerobics station was moved to a different room the stadium to provide better ventilation while players and media were screened on their way into the park.

The Post’s Charles Wenzelberg was on the scene Friday to photograph — from a safe distance — the new normal in baseball this season.


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