Major League Baseball will indeed have a season in 2020. The news was announced yesterday.
There will be 60 games this year, and teams will travel less and observe complicated new safety rules because of the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no roar of the crowd. No fans will fill the stands.
It’s going to be really strange.
This morning I walked by Petco Park, the home field of the San Diego Padres, to see if there are any preparations underway for the shortened season.
From atop the hill in the Park at the Park, I saw the ball field being groomed. As I passed the main box office and neared the trolley tracks, I looked up at workers on a crane who were applying the second of two huge wraps to Petco Park.
The very unusual 2020 season will begin on July 23rd or 24th.
I snapped this photo several days later…