Amid the shock of the new Coronavirus Infectious Disease (Corona19), sports leagues around the world are somehow trying to make a league. The same is true for the US professional baseball major league (MLB), the world’s best baseball league. The United States is the world’s largest victim, with 103 million confirmed and 58,000 fatalities on the 29th, but continues to challenge the season.
MLB, postponed to Corona 19, is facing a challenge to open in June. In March, a progressive field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, a spectator was watching a closed stadium. Cleveland = AP Yonhap News
This time, there was a prospect that MLB could kick off at the end of June. The American Daily USA Today quoted three anonymous team officials on the 29th as early as the end of June at the start of the season before July 3, and the MLB secretariat and the club are reviewing how to play more than 100 games. It is known that the spread of corona19 in the United States is somewhat softening, which also creates an atmosphere to optimize the opening of late June.
To this end, MLB is also discussing ways to break the framework of the two major leagues that have been around for over 100 years. It is a method of grouping ten teams into Eastern, Western, and Central regions. The idea is to break the border between the 100-year-old American League and the National League to prevent the spread of Corona19 and to form a district with only adjacent local teams. This will allow teams like the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, which have coexisted in the same city for over 100 years, but have never been a direct rival, to compete in the same district this season.
Since only the adjacent teams are playing, it is possible to play unattended in the home stadium. Originally, the MLB Secretariat reviewed how 30 teams gathered in a neutral area, including Arizona, to fight against corona19 infection. The idea comes from the fact that large lands may inevitably lead to long-distance travel. However, this has received negative reactions from both players and most clubs. Team officials, even if they aren’t, prefer home games that give home fans the hope that the season will start soon.
These MLB opening scenarios can only be realized if the state and city governments of the major league teams have expanded their corona19 diagnostic tests and approved by health professionals to play baseball. If this scenario is materialized, the players who are currently dismissed are expected to return to Arizona and Florida, where the Spring Camp will be, in May, to begin preparations for the season.
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