Over at The Athletic, we have our most recent look at what Major League Baseball is doing to dance around the COVID-19 pandemic, in which Ken Rosenthal states that the league’s upper executives are increasingly optimistic that the 2020 season will be good to go. Why, you ask? We don’t know, exactly.
Those involved at the sport’s highest levels are increasingly confident games will be played in 2020. But league officials, trying to remain flexible amid the ever-shifting landscape of the pandemic, have yet to determine how, when and where that would happen.
Mostly, it seems, the optimism seems to stem more so from the fact that many states are taking an I don’t give a fuck approach to the whole thing and loosening restrictions in the coming weeks.
If more states are opening themselves up for business and trying to return to normal, there won’t be any restrictions on MLB hosting games, which are ultimately just large gatherings even if there aren’t any fans. Further, more states being opens allows for MLB to pick from more actual stadiums, which would be ideal compared to the …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation