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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Vin Scully ponders when opening day will arrive in Dodgers video

(AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers showed off some of their stadium renovations in a video narrated by retired broadcaster Vin Scully and posted on social media.

Construction work has continued during the coronavirus pandemic to create two acres of interactive areas, retail and concessions behind the outfield pavilions.

Scully ponders when the return to Dodger Stadium will occur.

 

QLE Posted: April 18, 2020 at 01:17 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: dodger stadium, vin scully

Thursday, April 02, 2020

MLB reportedly discussing a 100-game season that would include a neutral-site World Series at Dodger

The COVID-19 pandemic has the sports world on hold. We have no idea when and *if* there will be professional sports in 2020. The MLB season was supposed to begin last Thursday, and there’s no way they will be able to play close to 162 games with the way things are going.

At this rate, a best-case scenario would seem to involve the MLB season starting in late June or early July, and having roughly 100 games (keep in mind a ramp-up period/second spring training that will be needed too; it’s not like things clear up with COVID-19 and the regular-season MLB games can immediately start).

Well, 670 The Score’s Matt Spiegel reports that, according to “a well informed source that does business with multiple MLB execs,” MLB is discussing the idea of a 100-game season that would feature a neutral-site World Series at Dodger Stadium. The 2020 All-Star Game was to be held at Dodger Stadium, but it’s extremely unlikely that there’s time for an exhibition game in the middle of a shortened season that will already have enough scheduling concerns. So, while they will (almost surely) not host an All-Star Game, Los Angeles would at least host the World Series “as compensation.”

Spiegel adds that the 100-game season would begin July 1, and conclude October 15. The regular season finishing more than two weeks later than originally planned (currently scheduled to end Sept. 27) is why a warm-weather location would be good for the World Series; the Fall Classic would go well into November.

Compensation for the viewers: I’ll take the World Series being at Dodger Stadium if Jon Miller gets to call the World Series. Deal?

 

QLE Posted: April 02, 2020 at 01:29 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: dodger stadium, neutral site games, shortened season

Friday, March 27, 2020

Stan Kasten: Majority Of Dodger Stadium Renovations ‘Ready To Go’ As Dodgers Comply With CDC

As the nation continues to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the professional sports scene has been temporarily put on hold.

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, originally scheduled for Thursday, was pushed back by a minimum of eight weeks. While play could conceivably resume in the middle of May, many believe June is a more realistic timeline.

The coronavirus outbreak has also led to a slew of additional delays and cancellations in the baseball world. The 2020 National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Classic Weekend events, which would have taken place on May 22-24, were called off.

Renovations at Dodger Stadium are also proceeding at a slower pace. While construction hasn’t come to a halt, there was skepticism that the project would be finished by the end of the month.

Anyone else here unaware that this was in the works before running into this tidbit?

 

QLE Posted: March 27, 2020 at 01:33 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: dodger stadium

 

 

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