MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has reportedly informed teams that he fully anticipates baseball to be played this season in some capacity.
According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has sent out an email to teams stating “I fully anticipate baseball will return this season,”. This is surely promising information for everyone waiting for baseball to finally begin in 2020.
In Manfred’s email to MLB teams, he also stated “it is very difficult to predict with any accuracy the timeline for resumption of our season,” according to Passan.
MLB has discussed yet another new plan that would help the game start up as soon as possible with teams playing in three hubs across the country in Arizona, Texas, and Florida. Teams would likely take advantage of the numerous major league and minor league stadiums and facilities across these states.
These games would almost certainly take place with no fans in the crowd to start off and then the situation will be examined as time goes by and it will be determined whether or not fans will be able to attend any games at all this season depending on the state of the country at the time.
We will just have to wait and see if this plan can actually come into place and if Rob Manfred’s anticipations end up being true.