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MLB's Latest Reported Plan for Shortened 2020 Season Makes Perfect Sense

Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

With the coronavirus continuing to spread and several major cities, including Toronto, placing a long ban on public gatherings, the 2020 MLB season could be in jeopardy of starting much later than originally anticipated, if at all.

While the MLB has been chucking plans for the truncated 2020 season at a wall and seeing what would stick, their latest proposal makes a lot of sense and satisfies a lot of currently warring parties. The season would be 100 games long in this scenario. While the All-Star game in Los Angeles would be cancelled, the city would be awarded a neutral field World Series in warm weather as compensation.









 The season would start on July 1, which would force the cancellation of the All-Star Game, and it would conclude on October 15, just a few weeks after when the 2020 season was originally supposed to conclude.
To avoid the Dodgers getting home field advantage in this scenario, should they win the NL pennant, "road games" for them will be played at either Angel Stadium in Anaheim or Petco Park in San Diego.





With this layout, you get enough games in to make the season somewhat meaty, the playoffs don't drag on too long, and fears over playing a World Series in November are alleviated by it taking place in California. The MLB appears to have made some fine lemonade out of the lemons they have been given early in the season, so we'll see if this works out once the pandemic begins to slow down.
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