On Monday, ESPN reported that individuals throughout Major League Baseball have grown optimistic some sort of season will occur in 2020.
Yesterday, USA Today added to that optimism with one unique plan for what an MLB campaign may look like later this year.
According to the report, three executives informed him MLB is preparing for a season with at least 100 games that would begin between late June and July 2. Teams would play in their home ballparks—without fans of course—and thus enabling players to avoid quarantining from their families for several months.
Now here’s the twist.
The amended league would feature three 10-team divisions aligned by geographical locations that would join clubs from both the National and American Leagues. Teams would only play intradivisional games during the season.
The East would include the Pirates, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, and Miami Marlins.
The Central would feature the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, and Kansas City Royals.
The West would have the Angels, Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, and Texas Rangers.
If we can actually get that to work—then maybe, just maybe—fans may be able to attend regular-season or playoff games later this fall.
But I would be happy just to be able to watch them play in an empty stadium as soon as possible.
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