The Toronto Blue Jays have some negative news in the mix as they continue to approach opening day next week. They will not have a home field to play their ballgames on as the Canadian Government has made an announcement regarding the 2020 big league season.
The Government has announced that it will not be allowing the Blue Jays to play their home games at Rogers Centre in Toronto during the shortened sprint season. The news broke earlier today that this was going to throw a wrinkle in their 2020 season.
TORONTO (AP) _ AP source says Blue Jays denied Canadian government approval to play games in Toronto amid pandemic.
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The season is coming closer and closer, and now the Blue Jays have to scramble to find somewhere to play. The most logical of the scenarios would be for the Blue Jays to move their home operations to Buffalo, New York.
The organization has a minor league affiliate, the Double-A Buffalo Bisons located in Buffalo. The organization could play their home games at Sahlen Field, which is the Bisons home field. Since Minor League Baseball (MiLB) will not be playing in 2020, now the field will be freed up.
The Blue Jays will have to try and find a quick fix to the problem that they need to solve before the season begins next week. The 2020 Major League Baseball schedule may be a 60-game sprint, but the Blue Jays need to find themselves a new home, and Buffalo might be best suited.