•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Scott Boras proposes 162-game season, Christmastime World Series

21:16  25 march  2020
21:16  25 march  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Boras proposes 162-game season with World Series on Christmas

  Boras proposes 162-game season with World Series on Christmas Scott Boras has an idea for how Major League Baseball can play all 162 games in 2020, and the plan includes a World Series game on Christmas Day. The super-agent submitted proposals to MLB for a 162-game season beginning June 1 and a 144-game season that would start July 1, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. "We have it all mapped out," Boras said. "It's workable. We've done climate studies, and in Southern California, the average temperature in December is 67 degrees, which is better than late March and early April in most cities. We have 11 stadiums we could play postseason games in. I'm gonna get my neutral-site World Series after all.

Scott Boras in a blue shirt: MLB super agent Scott Boras has a plan for the temporarily suspended 2020 season. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports MLB super agent Scott Boras has a plan for the temporarily suspended 2020 season.

Major League Baseball, along with every other sports league, continues to explore every conceivable option on how to approach resuming normal operations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Super-agent Scott Boras recently pitched a concept through which MLB will be able to play a full 162-game season, with the only caveat being the World Series would be held at Christmastime.

Boras has been spending some of his time amid California’s stay-at-home initiative amid the COVID-19 outbreak brainstorming ideas on how MLB ought to handle the upcoming season. While it’s believed that the league may have to settle on an abbreviated season — perhaps as limited as an 81-game campaign starting in July — Boras believes the 2020 season can be played out in its entirety.

Mariners move home games out of Seattle thru end of March

  Mariners move home games out of Seattle thru end of March Mariners move home games out of Seattle thru end of MarchSeattle had been scheduled to open the season at T-Mobile Park with a four-game series against Texas from March 26-29, then host Minnesota in a three-game series from March 30 through April 1.

Major adjustments to standard procedure obviously would be necessary to play out Boras’ vision of a late-December conclusion to the postseason. According to Boras, contingencies and obstacles have been examined, including moving playoff games and the World Series to warm-weather, neutral sites or domed stadiums.

“We have it all mapped out,” Boras said of a potential season beginning in June, per the Los Angeles Times. “It’s workable. We’ve done climate studies, and in Southern California, the average temperature in December is 67 degrees, which is better than late March and early April in most cities. We have 11 stadiums we could play postseason games in. I’m gonna get my neutral-site World Series after all.”

Boras’ pitch for the postseason, which would not include any days off, would mean wild-card games would be held Dec. 3, with all division series being played between Dec. 5-9. The ALCS and NLCS would be scheduled for Dec. 11-17. A World Series game would actually be held on Christmas with the “Fall Classic” being scheduled for Dec. 19-26.

MLB pushes back opening day to mid May at earliest

  MLB pushes back opening day to mid May at earliest Major League Baseball pushes back opening day to mid-May at earliest, in accordance with CDC guidelines. The post Dave Randorf discusses the future of the NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams.

As far as locations are concerned, all postseason games will be played at neutral sites located in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Miami, Seattle, Arizona, Milwaukee, Toronto, Houston, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Arlington, Texas.

The plan laid out by Boras arguably is rife with potential pitfalls, including how teams would be forced to play games in October and November in cold-weather climates. And that’s just the beginning of the issues that would need to be addressed.

“We’re just trying to let [MLB] know we have the ability to do it, that there’s a logical way to do it,” Boras said. “You have the facilities. You have the sites to do it. The difference is how the playoffs are run and where they’re played.”

Related slideshow: Tatis Jr. = A-Rod? Historical comparisons for MLB's young stars (Provided by Yardbarker)

Scott Thompson: What took so long to quarantine Canada’s arriving travellers? .
With March Break over last week, Scott Thompson asks, shouldn't this have happened sooner?Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!