If it can, MLB in 2020 will look radically different:
Teams will play their four divisional opponents 10 times and each of the five interleague opponents in the same geographical area four games apiece.
The National League will use a designated hitter.
In extra innings, teams will begin with a runner on second base.
The trade deadline will be Aug. 31, less than a month before the regular season is scheduled to end.
Rosters will start at 30 men for the first two weeks then go to 28 for the next two weeks and stay at 26 for the remainder of the season.
Teams will have a taxi squad that allows them to have as many as 60 players available to play in major league games.
There will be a COVID-19 injured list with no minimum or maximum length of time spent on it, while standard injured list stints will be for 10 days and the typical 60-day stint will instead be for 45 days.
Argh, the humanity! Worst tragedy since the Hindenburg exploded.
Bizarre rules, particularly extra innings with a man on 2nd base. WTF.
Good to see NL using the DH, though.
Players who have tested positive for COVID-19
Willians Astudillo, C, Minnesota Twins
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies
Genesis Cabrera, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals
Luis Cessa, RHP, New York Yankees
Edwar Colina, RHP, Minnesota Twins
Delino Deshields Jr., OF, Cleveland Indians
Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins
Darwinzon Hernandez, LHP, Boston Red Sox
Pete Kozma, INF, Atlanta Braves
DJ LeMahieu, INF, New York Yankees
Brett Martin, LHP, Texas Rangers
Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals
Tommy Pham, OF, San Diego Padres
Ricardo Sanchez, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals
Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins
Will Smith, LHP, Atlanta Braves
Josh Taylor, LHP, Boston Red Sox
Touki Toussaint, RHP, Atlanta Braves
Players who have voluntarily opted out of 2020 season
Ian Desmond, OF, Colorado Rockies
Felix Hernandez, RHP, Atlanta Braves
Mike Leake, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
David Price, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
Joe Ross, RHP, Washington Nationals
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals
President Donald Trump's first-ever visit to the Bronx as commander-in-chief next month, where he's expected to throw the first pitch at a Yankees game, is being met with sharp ire from the Borough President, who unloaded a gut-punching critique that called out the Bronx Bombers.
An incensed Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.--who is expected to retire from politics in a year and a half--released a scathing statement over the Yankees decision to invite Trump, whom Diaz called a "white supremacist" that's to be blamed for the current mood of the country and his response to the COVID-19 pandemic that's been widely panned.
"Many local workers have lost their jobs – including those small businesses right next door to Yankee Stadium. Roughly 150,000 Americans, including nearly 4,000 Bronxites, have died due to COVID-19," said Diaz. "The Yankees would be better served by honoring them and their families rather than a president whose bluster and incompetence utterly failed to restrain the pandemic."