May 4, 2020

A Rumour: Spring Training June 10, Opening Day July 1, 100+ Games Played (Lots of DHs)

Former major league infielder Trevor Plouffe tweeted about an hour ago:
I just heard from multiple sources that on June 10th, Spring Training 2 will start. July 1st will be Opening Day and all teams will be playing at their home ballparks.
Interestingly, that echoes what a SoSH post from last Friday stated:
My friend who often gets second hand early MLB scoops says "Season starts 7/1, tons of double headers, only arguments remaining are around service, 100+ games played and so forth, destinations still unknown.
I am extremely skeptical. This would mean every state with a major league team would agree to resume some level of public activity in five weeks. With the daily numbers of new cases and deaths showing no sign of declining, and the federal government having abandoned any measures of preventing the on-going spread of the virus and, in fact, encouraging behaviour that will lead to more cases and more deaths, I can't see any possible way the 2020 season is played at all.


MikeCT said...

I agree that the baseball season is a no show for 2020. With states reopening too early, and several of these states having MLB venues, there will be an unfortunate resurgence of covid in locations where the ballparks will need to stay closed.

FenFan said...

I just have a difficult time believing that we will see baseball this summer, let any any professional or college sports this YEAR. I saw something that, while baseball in Korea has resumed in empty stadiums, the league will shut down for a minimum of THREE weeks if ONE player tests positive for COVID-19. Is the risk worth it? Maybe, maybe not (I lean towards the latter belief)...