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Monday, September 14, 2020

MLB is forbidding boozy playoff celebrations

Still, MLB recognizes it can remove one vital element from any stadium celebration — alcohol. The teams supply it in celebratory moments and MLB is going to forbid its presence. MLB also can, to a large extent through the teams, control the clubhouse. To that end, the league is going to ask players to celebrate on the field and to mask up as soon as it’s possible to do so. Commemorative shirts and caps are likely to be distributed in a way to limit contact with as many people as possible.

The restrictions come at a time when there is the potential for more celebrations than ever, since the playoff field is swelling from 10 to 16 this year. But that also leaves the awkward question of when to celebrate. The Dodgers, for example, have won seven straight NL West titles and likely will clinch a playoff spot first among all teams some time this week. Do they celebrate that? Wait for a division clinch, when that is not assured?

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 14, 2020 at 03:33 PM | 18 comment(s)
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