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MLB playoff contenders to enter quarantine before season ends

So the plan that was hammered out requires all contending clubs — even those at home — to move to a hotel in the last week of the regular season. All players on the 40-man roster and IL will be asked to join that quarantine because once it begins, clubs can no longer summon a player from the alternate site to join the 28-man roster — it will only be those who are in the quarantine.

As teams are eliminated from playoff contention, players on those clubs can leave the hotels if they desire.

The expanded 16-team playoffs will have the best-of-three first round played exclusively in the higher seed’s home stadium. The Division Series and League Championship Series will be played in bubble-like scenarios. The NL playoffs will be contested in Houston and Arlington, Texas at the stadiums of the Astros and Rangers. The AL playoffs will be contested in San Diego and Los Angeles and at the stadiums of the Padres and Dodgers.

The World Series will be played at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 15, 2020 at 11:38 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: September 15, 2020 at 01:12 PM (#5976502)
The expanded 16-team playoffs will have the best-of-three first round played exclusively in the higher seed’s home stadium. The Division Series and League Championship Series will be played in bubble-like scenarios. The NL playoffs will be contested in Houston and Arlington, Texas at the stadiums of the Astros and Rangers. The AL playoffs will be contested in San Diego and Los Angeles and at the stadiums of the Padres and Dodgers.


I mean it doesn't really matter but why are they playing the NL playoffs at AL parks and AL playoffs at NL parks?
   2. JRVJ Posted: September 15, 2020 at 01:13 PM (#5976503)
To ensure it's actually "neutral"?

That way the Dodgers, Padres and (probably) the Astros will not have a chance to play in their (empty, but familiar) home parks.
   3. flournoy Posted: September 15, 2020 at 01:14 PM (#5976504)
Presumably to preclude the possibility of one of the teams playing at their home stadium and thus enjoying whatever home field advantage exists.
   4. Rally Posted: September 15, 2020 at 02:06 PM (#5976518)
The World Series will be played at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington.


That's what the Rangers were hoping for when they traded for Kluber.
   5. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 15, 2020 at 02:54 PM (#5976530)
The Angels can REALLY play spoiler now. Assuming they get eliminated by early next week, their players can all start partying and then pass the virus on to the Padres and Dodgers when they play them at the end of the season. If I'm the Dodgers, I don't accept any blankets the Angels send their way.
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 15, 2020 at 02:56 PM (#5976531)
The World Series will be played at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington.

Providing a prime-time showcase that a billion dollars sure doesn't buy what it used to, however the Internet Meme Factory should fire back up into full swing.
   7. JRVJ Posted: September 15, 2020 at 03:20 PM (#5976537)
5, The only problem being, that they'd have it themselves......
   8. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 15, 2020 at 03:26 PM (#5976540)
The World Series will be played at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington.
AL East & Central teams won’t have ever played there before, if they make the World Series. Could be potentially significant if any of the park’s quirks come into play.
   9. Karl from NY Posted: September 15, 2020 at 03:27 PM (#5976542)
So both of the Division Series per league will run at the same time, two games a day in the same stadium?
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: September 15, 2020 at 03:29 PM (#5976543)

So both Division Series for each league will run at the same time, two games a day in the same stadium?



At least until the if necessary games kick in, it will have to be that way.
   11. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: September 15, 2020 at 03:51 PM (#5976549)
5, The only problem being, that they'd have it themselves......


Their season's over, what do they care? It's not like it's going to do anything to them.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 15, 2020 at 07:36 PM (#5976617)
Their season's over, what do they care? It's not like it's going to do anything to them.
Not necessarily...Pujols is pushing 70.

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