Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The 2020 MLB Season

I love me some Cubs cardboard, but just exactly when will the season start?

Obviously, baseball won't get going again until the viral pandemic is under control. 
 And, then I figure players will need at least a week, but probably two, to get ramped up again. You know, like a second mini spring training.
 Then once things get going, are we still looking at a 162 game season?
 I've heard there might doubleheaders in the future, which makes for long days for the players.
 I've also heard the season may extend further into October than it ever has, which would lead to play-off baseball in November?
Reggie is Mr. October and Jeter was gifted the nickname of Mr. November... could we have a Mr. December this year?  Could the World Series be hosted at a neutral warm weather site?

With all the possibilities and options, I'm quite curious to see what unfolds. What do you think will happen?  What would you like to see?

Before I close I'd like to take a second and thank Tom, of Angels in Order, for the Cubs cards featured in this post.


  1. Unfortunately, for some of these players closing in on milestone numbers like 3,000 hits and 3,000 Ks, I don’t see any way that they can do anything other than shortening the season like they did in ‘95. They need to have 2-3 weeks to get the players in shape, and that lines up with about the earliest time that these quarantines could possibly end.
    If they go to a shorter 144 game season it may work with the playoffs being pushed a couple weeks further ahead, and it could make things tricky with some of these colder weather teams. If they all can agree to have the top 2 records in the AL and NL compete in the a 5-game LCS, it could allow for a full 162 game season.
    This could be the push MLB needs to realign the divisions and only have 2 divisions per league with top 2 finishers in each division making the playoffs, a universal DH, and possibly (I hope not) expansion.
    I would love to see a full 162 game season, but I can’t see it happening, so I am glad smarter people than myself are planning the 2020 season.

  2. I'm in favor of a short season but with a double-header every week (or two) to squeeze in a reasonable number of more games, ending "on time" and trying next year to start on time.

    1. Ooh... I like the double-header idea. Being locked up in the house sucks... but no baseball sucks even more.

  3. Most welcome. Personally I dont want to get short-changed on any baseball this year. I say play through to next Spring Training!