Hot Dogs. Fireworks. Baseball. America.
All four may unite in time for our nation to celebrate its 244th Independence Day.
Ken Rosenthal reports Major League Baseball owners have approved a plan that will begin the 2020 season. The plan will be submitted to the players’ union tomorrow. If approved, the Associated Press reports the delayed MLB season will begin “around Fourth of July weekend.”
The specifics of this plan are few and far-between, although there is one certainty: no fans will be in the stands. Major League Baseball’s proposal would restrict the schedule to about 82 games, with teams primarily playing regional opponents, regardless of the league. To even the playing field in a year that could feature extensive interleague play, the National League is expected to adopt the designated hitter rule.
At Kentucky Sports Radio, you’ll rarely hear us say nice things about baseball. I will take back all of the bad things I’ve ever said about America’s pastime if baseball is the first team sport to return from the coronavirus pandemic.