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I kinda had an idea this season would be delayed big time. Oh well. Right now the U.S. and many other countries are in crisis mode, its no time to be getting into large groups to watch a game, one good thing that has come out of the whole virus crisis, is how much the goverments and companies are helping everyone. Kinda gives you hope that in real bad times there is a safety-net after all, even in the U.S.

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MLB already has been given a general timeline of when things should start getting back to normal and they're already working on the plans to get a shortened season up and running.

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What's the timeline?

Things normalize enough for larger gatherings in June therefore a short spring training in June and the season starting in July.

 

This could change of course, hopefully for the better, but more so bringing it up so people know they're already trying to coordinate a season happening... cancelling it is not the plan.

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Saw someone on Twitch saying they got an e-mail from the Pirates as a season ticket holder saying to expect an 81 game season.

 

If that's the case, I say they should start the season with the draft, reboot spring training and go from there.

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Things normalize enough for larger gatherings in June therefore a short spring training in June and the season starting in July.

 

This could change of course, hopefully for the better, but more so bringing it up so people know they're already trying to coordinate a season happening... cancelling it is not the plan.

 

 

Just curious where you are hearing/reading this?

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Just curious where you are hearing/reading this?

A sports journalist who was discussing what he's heard from different sports about what their future plans are and the timelines. Every sport is currently looking at June as the time when things normalize enough to move forward.

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Things normalize enough for larger gatherings in June therefore a short spring training in June and the season starting in July.

 

This could change of course, hopefully for the better, but more so bringing it up so people know they're already trying to coordinate a season happening... cancelling it is not the plan.

They'd have to adjust where Spring Training would be held. it's literally 110+ out here in the desert in June, with nary a cloud in the sky, where half the teams play and rather humid and warm for open air stadiums where the other half would be playing. They'd need to secure indoor facilities in order to make a rebooted spring training work.

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No need for Opening Day. Just do what I'm doing. Watch old games on Youtube.

 

This my game from yesterday:

 

Solid start from JJ and some good offense.

 

Right now watching another fun JJ start; close game

 

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No need for Opening Day. Just do what I'm doing. Watch old games on Youtube.

 

This my game from yesterday:

 

Solid start from JJ and some good offense.

 

Right now watching another fun JJ start; close game

 

Loved the 09-2010 teams.

What ever happened to Frank Forte?

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According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Major League Baseball has agreed with the MLBPA to grant a full year of service time to players in 2020 regardless of how many games the schedule includes.

Rosenthal adds, however, that the two sides have agreed to "table discussions" on how much service time the players would receive if the worst-case scenario plays out and the 2020 season has to be canceled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are other financial issues still being negotiated, including the payment of salaries with no games currently taking place. The league has reportedly offered the players a lump-sum advance to help them cope with the delay and will be pushing to pay only pro-rated figures whenever the season begins. As for scheduling matters, Rosenthal writes that "the players and owners are discussing a variety of options, including doubleheaders, the reduction of days off during All-Star week and the extension of the regular season past its scheduled Sept. 27 conclusion."

 

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140-150 games with weekly doubleheaders and going into October. It is tough to calculate exactly since we don't know how far into October or the exact number of games. But, do any of our resident math experts have a guesstimate on a start date?

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They can't extend the season that much either because the players still need an offseason to prepare for 2021 so you can't shorten that too much. They should aim to salvage as much as they can of 2020 but at the same time they have to focus on making 2021 as normal as possible.

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