Columnist Spiegel: MLB Plans To Host A 100-Game Season
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLB organization currently weighs its options should the season resume this year and extend into late November. According to sports columnist Matt Spiegel of WSCR in Chicago, one option carefully considered by the organization is a 100-game season starting July 1.
Matt Spiegel, who has direct connections with MLB organizational members, posted the information on his official Twitter account yesterday: “From a well-informed source that does business with multiple MLB execs: The 100 game season being discussed would include eliminating the All-Star game in Los Angeles, but would deliver a neutral field warm-weather World Series at Dodger Stadium as compensation. The 100 game season being discussed would begin on July 1, eventually pick up the post All-Star game schedule, & conclude October 15th. If the Dodgers made the WS, “road games” would take place in Anaheim or San Diego.”
No matter how plausible, the option remains under consideration. Spiegel even said that “ Obviously, many questions remain, & talks are fluid.” The world has yet to discover the vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, so it’s impossible to apply the new format immediately.
However, the success rate of a 100-game season is hard to dismiss, even for fiat and Bitcoin sportsbooks out there as this greatly affects getting markets. The plan is to conduct an abbreviated 100-game MLB tournament in July with a neutral-site World Series in November. The host site is Los Angeles, California. This means that the hometown of Brooklyn Dodgers will represent the National League, and the team’s road games are transferred to Anaheim or San Diego. The Dodgers represented the National League in the Fall Classics two times.
Should the league choose to host the Opening Day on July 1, MLB might have to cancel the All-Star event to make way for all the regular-season games. When the matches conclude on October 15, the post-season begins. And although there are cancelled events, the Wild Card and the League Championship series might still continue as planned. These tournaments might conclude as late as November 3. The World Series, meanwhile, had no choice but to take place in MLB’s preferred site, Los Angeles, where the setting is in neutral “warm weather”. After all, temperatures in cold-weather cities like Chicago, New York, and Boston might affect the players’ performance.