Baseball Is Back?
Baseball finally looks like it will be coming back, with a 60 game season to likely start somewhere in the July 24-26 range. The Major League Baseball Player's Association still has to agree by 5 p.m. today on the health and safety protocols and agree to arrive in home markets by July 1st.
Clubs will be conducting Spring Training 2.0 in their home markets because of the recent outbreaks of COVID-19 in Florida and baseball's decision to close the Spring Training sites for thorough cleaning.
The revised schedule is still to be determined, as where Toronto will play, as travel between the United States and Canada is limited to essential travel until July 21st.
Fans will not be allowed to attend the games, at least to start so you'll have to listen on the radio or watch the games on TV.
The regular season is expected to end on September 27th, so there won't be many days off as the teams will play 60 games over the expected 66 days or so
Because the owners imposed the season,rather than negotiating the season, playoffs will be limited to 10 teams as in the past, rather than the hoped for 16 teams.
WDEA will broadcast the Red Sox games and we will publish the new schedule as soon as we receive it!
In the meantime, you can listen to Red Sox Retro games on AM 1370 Wednesday and Friday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. through July 3rd.