Major League Baseball is optimistic it can start the season by late June. USA Today reports a new plan is being explored that would have all teams playing in their home park. There would be three, 10-team divisions with games only against divisional foes until the playoffs. The plan calls for at least 100 games, with a start no later than July 2nd.
Meanwhile, Major League Baseball is now allowing teams to offer refunds to fans for regular season games. The games were previously listed as postponed instead of canceled, resulting in no refunds for ticket-buyers. The league is not requiring teams to refund money, and each team can do so or not at their own discretion. Teams can begin announcing plans today.
New York Yankee legend Derek Jeter’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame will likely be put on hold. The New York Post reports the Hall of Fame is expected to announce Friday that this year’s ceremony in Cooperstown, scheduled for July 26th, is being pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus.