On the latest edition of the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast, we talk about the start of the Colorado Rockies season and what it may look like for Major League Baseball as a whole.
There are still plenty of questions and rumors floating around regarding the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. Will it be played entirely in Arizona? Could there be a realignment of divisions with teams split between their spring training sites in Arizona and Florida? How many games will the Colorado Rockies and other MLB teams actually get to play this season, if any at all?
These are some of the questions we dive into as we put together our latest podcast. As a spoiler alert, we do think there will be some form of a season in 2020. What it looks like, where it might take place, and how many fans might actually be in attendance is anyone’s guess … but we try to look at some realistic options and what that might mean.
We do, however, side with many of the players who have said that being sequestered in one spot for four months to play a season just isn’t feasible. It’s hard to imagine players with families being able to enjoy the sport and truly be able to focus without the ability to interact face-to-face with spouses, significant others, and/or children.
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And when will fans actually want to go back to the game? A recent poll said a vast majority of Americans would be unwilling to return to sporting events without some kind of vaccine to aid in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
We discuss that poll in our podcast and note that it was taken with a very small sample size. However, we look back at what we saw during spring training as some potential guidance on what it may look like when and if the season begins.
Click below to listen to our thoughts in our latest podcast.