Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Rob Manfred is in a tricky spot, as many of us are, in these trying times. The man in charge of MLB talked openly yesterday about many things, and he stated quite clearly that the game would return. He was optimistic about it coming back sometime in May, though he did acknowledge that would likely be the beginning of preparations. At any rate, he talked about how the game currently has “nothing off the table… right now.”
That means that recent reports that stated that teams could play doubleheaders twice a week just to make up as many games as possible could well be possibilities. That, of course, would require bigger and deeper squads, but it is believed that they will do anything they can to try and have as close to a ‘normal’ season as they can. One other idea is to push back the postseason as much as they can. If they must, it’s been said, they would play on neutral ground for the playoffs, with warmer cities or those with domes being preferred. We shall see how it plays out, but two things look certain. The game is going to come back, albeit different. Oh and the Houston Astros will still be hated and maligned. So, there’s that, too, I guess.