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Sunday, March 29, 2020

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

And now, a counter-point to Mr. Kershaw:

NEW YORK (AP) — If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that’s fine with the players.

Major League Baseball owners ratified a 17-page agreement with the union on Friday in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with players willing to extend the season as long as needed to cover as close to a full schedule as possible.

Even if it involves neutral sites in warm-weather cities and domes. Even if it involves playing in empty ballparks. Even if it involves lots of day-night doubleheaders.

And if it means expanding the playoffs from 10 teams, fine.

Weirdo that I am, neutral-site games excite me- however, some of my ideas as for where to hold them might not be where MLB is planning to go…..

QLE Posted: March 29, 2020 at 12:35 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: christmas, doubleheaders, neutral site games, players

Thursday, March 26, 2020

World Series on Christmas? With MLB’s COVID-19 delay, that is agent Scott Boras’ plan

Reggie Jackson was Mr. October. Derek Jeter was Mr. November.

Could we get a Mr. December this year?

If super agent Scott Boras has his way, that seems likely. With the Major League Baseball season on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boras shared a plan with the Los Angeles Times that would allow for a full 162-game schedule and the entire playoff structure.

It could culminate with a World Series game being played on Christmas Day. Yep, you’d mix “Ho Ho Ho” with “Play Ball.”

“Winter Classic” doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

 

QLE Posted: March 26, 2020 at 12:34 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: christmas, scott boras, strange ideas, world series

 

 

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