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Friday, October 30, 2020

Major League Baseball cancels owners meetings, winter meetings due to COVID-19

After shortening the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season, the COVID-19 pandemic is already impacting the offseason, as the league announced Friday the cancellation of both the owners meetings in November and the winter meetings in December. Instead, agendas will be conducted virtually as needed.

The cancellation of the winter meetings is a big blow to the sport because it’s the annual time for organizations—both on the major league and minor league side—to come together in one place. Job fairs, trade shows and award announcements are normal winter meetings events, along with trade talks. None will take place in person in 2020.

The general managers meetings, held in early November, had already been canceled. The owners meetings were scheduled for Nov. 17-19 in Arlington, Texas, while the winter meetings were to be held Dec. 7-10 in nearby Dallas.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 30, 2020 at 04:59 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: October 30, 2020 at 05:16 PM (#5986726)
Don't worry! A vaccine will be available through the Hunter Biden Vaccination Bureau by February.
   2. JRVJ Posted: October 30, 2020 at 06:05 PM (#5986735)
Seems like the best decision.
   3. John Northey Posted: November 01, 2020 at 12:59 PM (#5986940)
Kind of a no-brainer.
   4. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: November 02, 2020 at 12:27 PM (#5987028)
Imagine a Hunter Pence Vaccination Bureau! It would be so gritty.

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