Play Ball! The 2020 MLB Season is Officially Happening.


It is official! Major League Baseball is back on the sports menu for 2020! As I discussed Monday, it appears the league/owners and players have finally come to an agreement to play a regular season, ending a month’s long battle.

The MLBPA has agreed to report to training camps by July 1st. The final snag that was encountered today and needed to be worked out, was health and safety protocols, revolving around COVID-19 for players .

According to ESPN’s Karl Ravich, all hurdles have been cleared and baseball is back! Jeff Passan was on the earlier reports, that a deal was imminent.





SEASON FORMAT

As noted above, the season is obviously going to look drastically different from year’s past. With a 60-game season, it will be a sprint and not a marathon.

It will also include two years of a universal designated hitter. Something the players were apparently lobbying for in the last collective bargaining agreement. Expect the next CBA in 2021 to include this rule for good.

You can catch a lot more details on what the season will look like, from what we wrote the other day, when the MLB owners announced they’d be implementing a 60-game season. All you really need to know, is that players will report on July 1 and we will have real baseball games just three weeks after that (god-willing).

I just can’t wait to turn the Minnesot Twins on my TV at night so I can watch Josh Donaldson hit bombas into the empty Target Field bleachers!

We’ll add tweets below, that filter in new information about the season as the night goes on!









Jack Kewitsch | Minnesota Sports Fan