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MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Announcement between MLB and MLBPA expected by today to finalize contingency plans and service time/draft/etc. issues. All Star Game participants would be voted on by fans/use 2019 "All MLB Teams".

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MLB and the MLBPA have worked toward a potential agreement over the past 10 days, acknowledging the inevitability of a shortened season that both parties hope would begin by early June and would guarantee players a prorated salary that would depend on the number of games played, sources said. Multiple players told ESPN they are willing to play a significant number of doubleheaders -- as many as two per week -- to make up for lost games and try to get as close to a full 162-game schedule as possible.



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While the sides have discussed myriad options for a potential season, both agree that, if necessary, regular-season games could stretch into October and playoff games could be played at neutral sites in November, either in warm-weather cities or, if government officials allow indoor events, domed stadiums, sources said.



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A later start to the season than June: Multiple officials pointed toward July -- and specifically around the All-Star Game in Los Angeles -- as a potentially powerful way to kick off the 2020 season. On the other hand, if games start in late June or early July, it could complicate All-Star week.


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Games in front of no fans: While both sides would prefer games with crowds -- an estimated 30% of revenue comes from gate receipts -- they recognize that health officials might quash such an idea depending on the severity of outbreaks. Further, widespread adoption of social distancing could cut into the number of fans that attend games when they do resume.


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Games at neutral sites: Even during the regular season, teams in metropolitan areas with the highest prevalence of COVID-19 could play games at spring training facilities if outbreaks aren't quelled.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Pie in the sky imo.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
An MLB "all-star" game could be a pretty powerful way to re-start the sports world.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
As close to 162? Just give it up. Baseball needs to adapt to a shorter season. Just take this as the opportunity it is.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Double headers everyday


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WicKed WayZ
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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
They’re for double headers now but those guys, a month into the season, would be bitching and moaning


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
This is my first year with opening day tickets.. go figure
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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
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hey’re for double headers now but those guys, a month into the season, would be bitching and moaning


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MLB and the MLBPA have worked toward a potential agreement over the past 10 days, acknowledging the inevitability of a shortened season that both parties hope would begin by early June and would guarantee players a prorated salary that would depend on the number of games played, sources said.


You can bet your arse those players are going to want as many games as possible.

I also see lots of rest days coming for the veterans.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
They need like 30 man rosters at least. Teams will need to carry 6 or 7 starters.


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BZ504
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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Bring games to Alex Box Stadium


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
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Games in front of no fans: While both sides would prefer games with crowds -- an estimated 30% of revenue comes from gate receipts -- they recognize that health officials might quash such an idea depending on the severity of outbreaks. Further, widespread adoption of social distancing could cut into the number of fans that attend games when they do resume.


Perfect timing to open a brand new stadium!


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VADawg
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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
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Multiple players told ESPN they are willing to play a significant number of doubleheaders -- as many as two per week 


Inject this into my veins. I love doubleheaders.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Same here


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Further, widespread adoption of social distancing


I see some great no contact celebrations being created this year that could be pretty funny.


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VinegarStrokes
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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
love everything about this potential plan other than the neutral site playoff games. I buy tickets for every potential Braves home playoff game every year and am finally ready for some NLCS action if they would stop choking.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
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and playoff games could be played at neutral sites in November, either in warm-weather cities or, if government officials allow indoor events, domed stadiums, sources said.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Will it matter if none of us have jobs?


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Even if we return to commerce soon I just don’t see local and state governments allowing people to congregate in stadiums or in huge numbers anytime soon. Hope I’m wrong.


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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
Why is that dumb?????


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LSUGrad9295
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re: MLB Announcement Expected Today: Season may Begin with ASG; Neutral Site Playoffs Possible
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Multiple players told ESPN they are willing to play a significant number of doubleheaders -- as many as two per week -- to make up for lost games and try to get as close to a full 162-game schedule as possible.


Funny how these bastards have lobbied against double-headers for years....but suddenly it's ok when their wallet is in danger of getting pinched.


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