Update from the MLB: Will There Still be a Baseball Season?

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Katie Popp, Web Content Manager

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the MLB has had to postpone the 2020 season opener further and further into the year. As of April 29, however, officials are optimistic that seasons can officially start at the end of June or early July, but come back slightly different than previous years. Fan attendance is still in question, but CDC guidelines suggest that most games will likely be televised. Players will also undergo multiple health check-ins to ensure safety for all teams. That being said, the MLB also revealed that since the season is starting so late in the year, they plan to combine all teams into three divisions, and only teams in that division will play each other; the East (New York Yankees and Mets, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, and Miami Marlins), West (LA Dodgers and Angles, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, and Seattle Mariners), and Central (Chicago Cubs and White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, and Detroit Tigers). 

Again, these are just ideas, as nothing is certain as of right now. But stay hopeful baseball fans, there may be a good chance we get to see a new style of baseball this year!