It was only a week or two ago that Major League Baseball and the Players’ Union expressed virtually zero appetite for playing games in front of empty stadiums. How quickly things change, especially when navigating through uncharted waters as we are right now.
According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, MLB and the PA are now focused on a plan that would see the season played in Arizona with closed-door games happening at the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field and a handful of spring training parks. There are plenty of obstacles to work around here, but, apparently, this plan has “the support of high-ranking federal public health officials who believe the league can safely operate amid the coronavirus pandemic.”
If all goes well, the 2020 season could start as early as May.
NEWS: Major League Baseball and the MLBPA are focusing on a plan backed by federal health officials that could have players in training camps by May and games soon thereafter.
Details at ESPN on how MLB may return — and the difficulty in doing so: https://t.co/zDoNa3k4pm
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 7, 2020
Again, there are plenty of logistical issues to iron out as this …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation