Major League Baseball still hasn’t officially canceled any games, electing instead to refer to the lost month (so far) of baseball as postponed games.
The prospects of a 162-game season are in serious doubt and the likelihood of having fans at all of those games is remote. To that point, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she could see a way that baseball is played in Chicago this summer, but said it probably is without fans.
So what happens with all those tickets fans had for 2020?
Previously, MLB was not issuing refunds and teams instructed fans to hold onto tickets in case they needed to be transferred. Now, according to the Los Angeles Times, the league has informed teams that they no longer need to advise fans to keep their tickets. That leaves teams with the freedom to offer refunds at their own discretion.
This seems like an inevitable outcome, but one that did not have any official progress until now. Obviously, this story will continue to evolve as the league figures out how (and if) the 2020 season will be played.