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MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

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MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to make a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

CLEVELAND TONIGHT AT ORIOLEPARK 40 GAMES ARE GONE BUT THESEASON MAYBE NOT.

WMAR 2 NEWSSHAWN STEPNER TELLS US HOWBASEBALL IS TRYING TO RETURTO THE DIAMOND.A regular season of about 80games.

Played preferably inhome stadiums. Againstdivision rivals and teams inthe opposite leaguecorresponding geographicdivision.

All part of areported proposal discussedand approved today by MajorLeague Baseball officials andowners.

Multiple nationaloutlets reporting that is parof the plan for an upcoming2020 MLB season.

Herwould work: The Orioles, forexample, would play teams fromtheir own division, tAmerican League East, andcross over to play theNational League East.

Prettytough schedule.

The designatedhitter would be used in bothleagues.

Seven teams from eachleague make the playoffs.

Atarget for opening day: EarlyJuly.

No fans in the stands atleast to start the season.Wemembers of the Orioles sincespring training was halted inMarch, General Manager MikeElias shares his thoughts on ashortened 2020 campaign: MikeElias, Orioles GeneralManager: This season is goingto be way different thananything thatin the history of the game,one way or another, no matterhow many games we play.

Ihoping that we play whateverwe can play and probably wonconfine ourselves to arbitrarynumbers.

Before opening daythere would be a trainingperiod.

Renato Nunez thinks acouple weeks is fine.

RenatoNunez, Orioles DesignatedHitter: If weplay.

I dongames but weThe pitchers got to get readyThe hitters, they got to seepitchers.

Whenever that firstpitch is thrown, Austin Hayswongranted.

Austin Hays, OriolesOutfielder: Youthe love of the game.

So, whenyou all of a sudden get thatstripped away from you lithe situation that weright now, it just makes itappreciate it that much morewhen can go out and justrepresent our city and ourteam.

Major League Baseball isreportedly planning to submitthe proposal to its playersassociation on Tuesday.

InBaltimore, Shawn Stepner,WMA━2 News.LET'S CHECK I




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