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Reaction To MLB Announcement of 60 Game 2020 season

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Major League Baseball unveiled plans for a 60-game season, with opening day set for July 23 or 24. In a statement, MLB confirmed players will be able to report for training by July 1, adding: “The health and safety of players and employees will remain MLB’s foremost priorities in its return to play.”

Each team is set to play against each of its four divisional rivals 10 times, and four games against the other five clubs in the corresponding division in the other league. A team will make only one trip to each city it visits, according to the plan.

Other details included: games involving National League teams will include designated hitters; at the start of extra innings, there will be a runner on second base; the number of playoff teams will remain at 10, but that still could change; the trade deadline will be Aug. 31; and the deadline for postseason eligibility is Sept. 15. Also, active rosters will be 30 during the first two weeks of the season, 28 during the second two weeks and 26 following that. Teams will not expand to 28 roster spots on Sept. 1, as originally intended this year.

 

Sports fans react to the news of finally getting to see baseball in 2020. However, questions still linger on how this will all be executed.