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MLBPA agrees to 60-game season; Opening Day set for July 24



Well, it finally happened. Baseball is coming back–for now, at least.

As first reported by CBS Sports’ Jim Bowden, the Major League Baseball Players Association has agreed to terms with the MLB on a 60-game season for 2020 with Opening Day slated for July 24.

Both sides are still discussing safety concerns, but, for right now, the players have agreed to report to training camp on July 1. On Monday, the league’s owners voted unanimously to approve a 60-game season that will be implemented by commissioner Rob Manfred, which the players union ultimately accepted on Tuesday.

The two parties spend the better portion of the last two months struggling to find common ground that they could agree on for a start to the 2020 season, which was supposed to begin on March 26 but was delayed due to COVID-19. This is the first bit of good news concerning the MLB in weeks now, however, the season is hardly official. Until a report breaks detailing the safety concerns that BOTH sides agreed to, there is still much work to be done.

A 60-game MLB season is much more-watchable than a 162-game season, in my opinion. What are your thoughts on a shortened season? Interested or not?

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

2 Comments for MLBPA agrees to 60-game season; Opening Day set for July 24

  1. Lip Man 1
    9:22 pm June 23, 2020 Permalink

    MLB 2020: A total farce. Bastardized season, with no fans, with bizarre rules, with guys going to get sick to crown an illegitimate champion.

    But me thinks by August 15 the season will be scrapped because so many guys are going to be in quarantine especially if that involves one of the “marque” teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers or Cubs.

    I’m a big baseball guy, a White Sox historian and was as pumped for this year which figured to finally see the franchise turn the corner and start winning…but now? Not even interested in watching this clown show.

  2. jaws2
    11:09 pm June 23, 2020 Permalink

    I really don’t care. I stopped watching baseball after the FIRST strike. And once they totally diluted the league with ‘expansion’, the talent level went to crap. There are guys in the bigs that wouldn’t have made triple ‘A’ 30-40 years ago. I agree, it’s a clown show.