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Longtime MLB agent Scott Boras offered his insight about what Major League Baseball could do to keep a 162-game season, despite the coronavirus pandemic delaying Opening Day.
“We have it all mapped out,” Boras said according to 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.”
In his suggested scenario, the MLB season would either start on June 1 or July 1. 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.
In both of his scenarios, the MLB postseason would take place in December, with the final game scheduled for Dec. 26. If Major League Baseball happened to go through with this idea, fans could get baseball on Christmas Day if the World Series was to go six games.
The baseball season was set to begin on March 26, but it has been postponed due to the coronavirus. Other major sports leagues and events across the global also have been postponed due to the threat of the virus.