MLB pushes out the resumption of baseball for at least eight weeks
Earlier today we wrote about the CDC’s recommendation that all group activities involving 50 or more persons be suspended for at least eight weeks. A few moments ago Major League Baseball, as expected, announced that they will adhere to that recommendation.
Commissioner Manfred conducted a conference call with the thirty teams and it was decided that the opening of the 2020 regular season would be pushed back in accordance with those guidelines. The statement from MLB:
Eight weeks from now is May 11. Given that there would likely have to be an abbreviated spring training period — probably a couple of weeks to get pitchers back into throwing shape — it’s hard to imagine that the baseball season could begin before Memorial Day. And to be sure, that’d be the most optimistic time frame, at least if CDC guidelines are followed.
Hunker down, folks.