According to Bod Nightengale of the USA Today, Major League Baseball is exploring a scenario that could get teams back on the field, in their own stadiums, by late June.
This is great to hear, as we are all looking forward to have some kind of sport back on TV.
The proposed plan would split the league into three, ten team divisions, East, Central, and West, temporarily ignoring the National and American leagues. The divisions would be fully determined by geography to limit travel. The teams would only play 100 games within the division, with no inter-division games to limit travel.
The proposed divisions would be as follows:
- New York Yankees and Mets, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins
- Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners
- Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers
It is great to see that at least one major sport league is looking to creatively, and more importantly, safely, get players back on the field and sports back on TV.
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