When the Coronavirus aided in pulling the baseball rug out from underneath our feet last week, the next wonder was “when will baseball be back?” Initially, the report said that opening day would only be pushed back by two weeks. Then it was “April 9th is not likely” and that became maybe by May?
Now June appears to be a loose target and even that could be a best-case scenario. On Monday, MLB issued a press release regarding the season.
On Monday, Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. conducted a conference call with the 30 Clubs of Major League Baseball. Following Sunday night’s newly updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the opening of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back in accordance with that guidance.
MLB will keep fans updated on decisions regarding plans for the 2020 schedule in the days and weeks ahead. The Clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins. We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all…