Well, after all, there will be a 2020 Major League Baseball season.
After months of deliberation, MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed Tuesday on the terms of the structure for the upcoming campaign. It will be a quick turnaround for players as they are set to perform at training camp on July 1, and the 60-game regular season will begin on July 23 or July 24.
Within the official statement released Tuesday, the league noted that “the proposed schedule will largely feature the divisional game, with the remainder of each club’s games against the corresponding geographic division of the opposing league.” So for the Red Sox, their schedule will include clashes with all five teams in the Eastern National League, plus contests with the New York Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays.
According to Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic, Boston will play 10 games against every rival in the East American League. If that’s the case, one would assume that the Red Sox, in turn, would play four games against the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins, and the Washington Nationals, champions of the World Series.
Either way, the Red Sox Nation must surely be thrilled that their favorite team will be back in action soon, regardless of which club will be on the opposing bench.
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