MLB 2020: Start Date, Changes & All You Need to Know
MLB 2020 Start Date
Major League Baseball Season 2020 will be kicking off soon, and fans of Baseball can’t wait to see the action of their favorite stars. A lot of new rumors and speculations have surfaced up, and to save your time, we have compiled all the recent updates and information regarding the season, so here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Major League Baseball 2020 season and its upcoming games.
Fans all over the world are facing the toughest times of their lives and with each passing day, the situation tends to get worse and worse, and everyone is praying with their full hearts for the day when the world will get rid of the current pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most and its ahs affected all forms of activities all around the world.
When and why was MLB 2020 Delayed?
Due to Covid-19, the fields that have suffered very bad are the different contact sports, as due to the rise in global health concern, lockdowns are imposed in most countries to check the spread of Covid-19, and fans all over the world are deprived of sports for quite a long time, and MLB fans are desperately waiting to see their favorite stars back on the pitch again.
The latest 2020 season of MLB was about to comment in early 2020, however, it was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it seems that the season is about to kick off soon. The official announcement regarding the delay of the games was made on 12th March by the Major League Baseball, and this marked the second time that the games were postponed for a long duration, the first time happened back in 2001 due to the September attacks on the twin towers.
A lot of problems are waiting for MLB, as the return date is still hanging as no one knows when the situation will get back to normal and other problems such as the possibility of a second wave, players contracting the disease, and loss of revenue will haunt MLB and MLBPA for a long time, and it will be extremely hard to pay the players in these tough times if the revenue stream is cut off.
What are the Changes in MLB 2020 Season?
According to the latest updates, the officials will be sending their proposals to the owners regarding the new plan of MLB Season 2020, and according to them, the latest season will feature 80 games, and if everything goes according to plan, then fans will see their favorite stars back on the pitch from July onwards.
The complete changes in MLB Season 2020 are as follows:
Reduce in matches from 161 down to 80.
If the teams get permission from their respective states, then they will be able to play in their home parks by following the local guidelines.
Traveling during the season will be heavily restricted, and the schedule will be adjusted in such a way that it can be kept as short as possible.
Matches without any fans just like the empty arena WWE and UFC events.
Rosters can have as such as have a total of 50 players.
Increase in the playoffs in the 2020 season.
When is MLB 2020 Stare Date?
MLB Season 2020 is expected to commence in July 2020. The official date is yet to be revealed, however, we will keep you posted as soon as the official word drops.