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Monday Bantering: MLB season start pushed at least eight weeks

We will have to wait much longer for baseball to be back

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MLB: Spring Training-Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
Dunedin, Florida; A general view of TD Ballpark where games have been canceled do to the COVID-19 virus
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the ever fluid COVID-19 situation at hand, and CDC recommendations of banning gatherings of 50+ people for eight weeks, MLB has announced the 2020 season won’t start until late May at the earliest.

Here’s how this stoppage will affect players not on the Blue Jays 40-man roster like Phillippe Aumont.

MLB is also prohibiting all scouting activity, as to not give any clubs a scouting advantage over the others prior to the amateur draft in June:

There haven’t been any reports of any major league players with the virus yet, but a Yankees minor leaguer tested positive over the weekend.

Thankfully, it sounds like the Toronto employees who will be affected by this delay are going to receive support:

Also over the weekend, Trevor Bauer held an impromptu ‘Sandlot’ game to raise money for charity. Since the game was in Arizona, none of the participants were from the Blue Jays.

If you had the power to decide the schedule for MLB upon it’s eventual return, how would you execute it? Would you shorten the season? Play a bunch of double headers? Get rid of the All Star Game? Postpone into October/November? Remove all Blue Jays games against the Yankees?

Tell us your best ideas in the comments below.