Scott Boras pitches idea for 162-game Major League Baseball season despite coronavirus pandemic

Carrie Guzman
March 27, 2020

While we don't yet know when the 2020 MLB season will actually begin, at least baseball fans on T-Mobile know that they'll still be able to get their free MLB.TV when the season does start up. Earlier this year, T-Mobile announced that it would be back on March 24 to provide another free season of MLB.TV to eligible wireless customers, but as you can probably gather, there's not much need for a MLB.TV subscription these days.

Under the Boras plan, wild-card games would be played Dec. 3, the division series would be Dec. 5-9, the league championship series Dec. 11-17, and the World Series from Dec. 19-26.

There would be no days off during the postseason, and the games would take place in Anaheim, Arizona, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, San Diego, Seattle, and Toronto, as well as St. Petersburg, Florida, and Arlington, Texas.

"We have it all mapped out", Boras said according to the Los Angeles Times. You have the facilities. The difference is how the playoffs are run and where they're played.

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"I think having a planned World Series at a designated site would be a tremendous economic gain for our industry", Boras said. MLB Network will air 30 memorable Opening Day games, one for each team in the league.

There are flaws to Boras' plan. Making his Major League Baseball debut, Derek Jeter marked his arrival within the primary with a house run because the each him and the staff set the tone for a season that will finish with Jeter touchdown the Rookie of the Year Award, whilst the Yankees claimed the World Series. Boras' June 1 proposal would involve playing all 162 games, but if the season started July 1, he would trim it down to a 144-game season.

The NHL wants to avoid a similar issue.

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