In a crazy week in sports, the baseball world has seen some interesting things happen. But things are going to get even weirder as the time period for the teams to resume play has been delayed at least two months. The original plan to start on April 9th was a best-case scenario, but with the new recommendations set by the CDC, baseball will be unplayable for two months. Major League Baseball released a memo about the new regulations.
Statement from Major League Baseball: pic.twitter.com/E5xPfMGOc0
— MLB (@MLB) March 16, 2020
The way things currently stand, Major League Baseball has already suspended Spring Training and teams are no longer playing. Players were allowed to stay around the facilities to work out, but with a New York Yankees minor leaguer testing positive for COVID-19, some teams have begun sending their players home. The league had already postponed the start of the season but the question is when will the league pick back up and kick off the 2020 regular season.
#MLB and the #MLBPA announce a joint donation of $1 million to help fight hunger as a result of school closures and quarantines stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The donation will be split evenly among Feeding America® and Meals on Wheels America.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 16, 2020
On top of all this, the league has announced that it has partnered with the Major League Baseball Players Association to donate $1 million to help out in the areas where help is needed. This donation came hand in hand with the memo released above, discussing how the season is going to be delayed for at least two months.
For the time being, there will be no baseball and it seems that the teams will have to continue to wait before they have the clear to return to the field. Major League Baseball is still planning on playing a full 162 game season when the season does kick-off, but it seems that this may be tough with the league being delayed for at least two months.