Recent Dodgers rumors are that MLB is pushing toward getting baseball rolling sometime in May.
As we await the start of the baseball season, recent Dodgers rumors have been about when we will see the team back on the field.
Currently, it looks like major sports are looking for alternative plans, rather than having their traditional schedule to start the season. Considering that the coronavirus has hit certain areas of the United States a lot harder than others, having teams playing in different locations from their home stadiums seems like it will be the quickest way to have baseball start sometime soon.
Considering how things are currently in New York, it doesn’t seem like the New York Mets or the New York Yankees would be able to play games in their home stadiums anytime soon.
As the league considers all of the factors, it looks like baseball is focused on playing games in May. According to Jeff Passan, the league is actively pursuing playing all games in Phoenix to start the season.
With no sports on, getting the league started before everyone else could be a huge advantage for baseball. Over the past few years, basketball has taken a grip as the second most popular sport in America. However, if baseball can provide fans with live games, it could be a huge opportunity for the league to regain some popularity.
Spring training is partially held in Arizona as well as Florida, and cases have been pretty low so far in that area. The plan would be elaborate, but it would simply isolate the players and personnel of the teams in one area so games could be played.
It is far from ideal, but getting games back would be a great start for the recovery of the country. Since spring training was cut short, players would certainly need some time to get prepared for the season.
With Dana White of the UFC working on getting an island to have fights, it is good to see MLB being proactive and trying to get players on the field as soon as possible. We will just have to wait and see what field they will be playing on.