The news we’ve been waiting three months for has finally been announced. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that the 2020 MLB season will be played this year, starting on either July 23 or 24.
Opening Day: July 23 or 24— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 24, 2020
Season: 60 games
Location: Home ballparks
Health and safety: "MLB's foremost priorities" pic.twitter.com/PWOu9GolDh
After commissioner Rob Manfred chose to implement a schedule of his choosing, he decided on a 60-game schedule with players required to report to their home stadiums on July 1 to prepare for the resumption of the season.
All remaining issues have been resolved and Players are reporting to training camps.— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 24, 2020
Health and safety protocols will be of the utmost importance this season, with a number of guidelines being put into place. One of those being the restriction of spitting, of any kind, which includes sunflower seeds, peanut shells, and chewing tobacco.
Genuinely curious to see how this is enforced. Will there be spitspensions? pic.twitter.com/19820xNODr— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 24, 2020
We officially one month away from watching baseball once again on our televisions, and maybe even in the stands if teams are able to find a solution within social distancing guidelines.
HOW EXCITED IS EVERYONE?! HOW ARE WE FEELING?!
BASEBALL IS BACK, BABY!