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Friday, March 27, 2020

Scott Boras pitches 162-game MLB schedule with a World Series game on Christmas

There is a growing sense among baseball executives that a best-case scenario for the sport would be an 81-game regular season beginning around July 1 and a postseason in October. There is also a fear among some that the 2020 season might be canceled in its entirety.

Boras is more optimistic. He believes a June start is “well within the vision of what could be,” and said he has submitted proposals to Major League Baseball for a 162-game season that would begin June 1 and a 144-game season that would start July 1.

Both feature a playoff schedule that would run Dec. 3-26, complete with wild-card games, five-game division series, seven-game championship series and a seven-game World Series. Postseason games would be played in eight domed stadiums and three Southern California stadiums.

“We have it all mapped out,” Boras said. “It’s workable. We’ve done climate studies, and in Southern California, the average temperature in December is 67 degrees, which is better than late March and early April in most cities. We have 11 stadiums we could play postseason games in. I’m gonna get my neutral-site World Series after all.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 27, 2020 at 01:15 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rough Carrigan Posted: March 27, 2020 at 02:02 PM (#5934100)
Hey, and the fans in those northern cities won't mind us moving the playoffs to another city at all.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 27, 2020 at 02:08 PM (#5934105)
We’ve done climate studies, and in Southern California, the average temperature in December is 67 degrees, which is better than late March and early April in most cities.
Wow. Those must be some groundbreaking, in-depth studies.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 27, 2020 at 02:16 PM (#5934114)
Fans would probably accept the season finishing up at warm weather sites, if necessary, but there’s nothing sacred about the 162 game schedule that’s worth pushing the season into late December. If MLB can play 81 to 110 games with some doubleheaders and/or extending the season a week or two, that’s a win under the present circumstances.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 27, 2020 at 03:47 PM (#5934174)
there’s nothing sacred about the 162 game schedule that’s worth pushing the season into late December. If MLB can play 81 to 110 games with some doubleheaders and/or extending the season a week or two, that’s a win under the present circumstances.
Yes, but...but then the players wouldn't get paid every last red cent!! What other considerations could there possibly be??
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 27, 2020 at 03:53 PM (#5934178)
Bad ideas for $200, Alex.
   6. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: March 28, 2020 at 07:44 AM (#5934368)
Hey, and the fans in those northern cities won't mind us moving the playoffs to another city at all.

Where's global warming when you really need it?
   7. McCoy Posted: March 28, 2020 at 09:01 AM (#5934378)
For this season I would do an 81 game Sprint and then afterwards 144 games.

For this season let the top 8 teams in each league into the playoffs.
   8. Stevey Posted: March 28, 2020 at 10:45 AM (#5934397)
Yes, but...but then the players wouldn't get paid every last red cent!! What other considerations could there possibly be??


It's pretty effin rich to single out the players and not the owners as in this for every "last red cent".
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: March 28, 2020 at 11:31 AM (#5934409)
It's pretty effin rich to single out the players and not the owners as in this for every "last red cent".


This plan is coming from Boras. I'm pretty sure he isn't concerned about how many cents, red or otherwise, are squeezed out.

   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 28, 2020 at 12:03 PM (#5934424)
It's pretty effin rich to single out the players and not the owners as in this for every "last red cent".
That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying this is the usual one-note Boras horseshit.
   11. SoSH U at work Posted: March 28, 2020 at 12:06 PM (#5934426)
Crap, 9 should have ended, "by the owners."
   12. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: March 28, 2020 at 01:45 PM (#5934465)
a playoff schedule that would run Dec. 3-26

One thing nobody seems to be considering in all this:

What if the virus comes back in the fall...?
   13. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: March 28, 2020 at 02:02 PM (#5934469)
At first the headline made me think that Boras himself was going to be taking the mound for 162 games. But Ol' Hoss Radbourne to shame, that would.

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