MLB OWNERS REPORTEDLY APPROVE PLAN THAT WOULD START SEASON IN JULY: Major League Baseball owners have approved a plan that would start the delayed season in early July, according to media reports. Each team would play 82 regular season games in regional matchups with no fans in the stands, at least initially. Teams would play at their ballparks, but would use their spring training stadiums or neutral sites if they can’t get medical or government approval. The postseason would expand from 10 clubs to 14 by doubling the wild cards, and the designated hitter would be used in the National League for the season. The plan will be presented to the players’ union today, and a proposal for a players to get a percentage of their 2020 salaries based on a revenue split is expected to be a major stumbling block to getting their approval.
Could be quite the battle back and forth, but in the end i hope we see some baseball in July! it’ll be different, teams in different leagues, divisions, ballparks at times… and a new playoff picture. And the DH, maybe a peak into the future of baseball. Baseball purists are shaking their heads right now though. I like seeing pitchers hit… but adding a slugging DH in there all the time… might also make for a fun 82 games, we shall see how it all plays out! Bring on the crack of the bat!