No More Home and Away?


Source: Ken Lund

Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Logan Pei, Staff Writer and Copy Editor

On April 6, 2020, Major League Baseball released some important news. They are planning to have a whole season in just three states.

On March 12, 2020, the MLB released a statement that they would suspend spring training due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, hundreds of players are disappointed to be stuck in their homes and unable to play their favorite sport, baseball. The MLB recognized this in many players’ social media posts and decided to do something to get their players back on the field.

On April 22, 2020, the MLB announced that a season will take place in Arizona, Texas, and Florida as the main locations to hold these baseball games. In order for this plan to take place, though, they must get approved by healthcare professionals to begin the season. Once they get the “OK” from the experts, they plan to get the season started as soon as possible. President Donald Trump comments on this topic, “[Fans] want to see their sports.”

There will be a Cactus League and a Grapefruit League, which will replace the traditional American and National Leagues. The MLB plans to have at least 80 games of the normal season, compared to the normal 162 games. As for the postseason, which has not been figured out yet, it will most likely be very similar to the regular postseason, where it is the top team against the top team. No fans will be allowed to attend, but they will be airing all the games on television.