It looks like we might be having baseball this summer. After players rejected the owner’s latest offer, the owners voted to have a 60 game season using the agreement they made with players back at the end of March.
Training camp will start by July 1, the season is to start the last week of July. No universal DH. The players have to sign off on the ‘health and safety protocols’.
I’m not sure how the very scary COVID numbers coming out of the US might effect the season.
Major League Baseball statement: "In view of this rejection, the MLB Clubs have unanimously voted to proceed with the 2020 season under the terms of the March 26th Agreement." pic.twitter.com/mtPsloH6Be— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) June 23, 2020
Of course, there is an open question on where the Blue Jays would play. And some questions on whether players who are out of North America will be able to come back.
For me the biggest question is how many of the players will decide it would be smarter to stay home and not take the chance of flying around the country (even if teams will be playing in their own region). If someone wanted me to fly to Florida (or really any southern state) I likely would say no thanks.