The MLB’s plans to play a neutral site postseason could be crushing to the New York Yankees 2020 world series hopes.
With the 2020 MLB season delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s a good chance postseason baseball could be playing deep into November. Because of this, there’s a chance the New York Yankees nor any team will host a postseason game.
Per multiple reports, the MLB is looking into playing the postseason at neutral site indoor or warm climate stadiums, so players aren’t subjected to playing in freezing cold temperatures.
If the postseason truly doesn’t take place until deep November or even early December, this would be the right decision; however, it would be potentially detrimental to the Yankees world series hopes.
Yes, the Yankees are more than capable of winning games on the road. They posted a 46-35 record in 2019 and went 2-2 away from the Bronx in the postseason. What they will miss most, the energy Yankee Stadium produces in the month of October
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The Yankees would sorely miss this energy, rallying off the crowd, with their fans going absolutely bonkers. If there’s no home-field advantage, the road to the 2020 fall classic will be far more difficult.