It’s official. The 2021 Major League Baseball season will start on time as planned. That’s according to the league itself, who said that both spring training and the regular season will be kicking off as usual following what was a strange 2020 season that ended up being shortened and having a prolonged playoff format.
It had been reported that the owners proposed a shorter 154-game season last week and that it also included things such as a universal DH and the playoffs being opened up once again, but they Players’ Association has apparently rejected those ideas. It is still possible that those ideas, as well as the re-adoption of the seven-inning doubleheaders, will be brought back to the table, but as of now it does not appear to be part of the ‘deal.’