NATIONWIDE – The state of the Major League Baseball season spent another day in limbo on Friday, after MLB owners reportedly drew a line in the sand on the length of a potential season.
The Associated Press is reporting Friday evening that the MLB has told players that teams will not agree to a season longer than 60 games. AP is also reporting Friday night that all MLB training facilities are being temporarily closed after new COVID-19 cases were detected at the Spring Training facilities for both the Phillies and Blue Jays in Florida.
Many baseball fans lamented this news on social media Friday, but Mike McCarthy, former Portland Sea Dogs pitcher and current Twins AAA pitching coach, believes there will still be a season: “I have faith that we’re gonna be on the field this year I believe that wholeheartedly and want to be on the field. I believe that, in general, the owners and the [Players] Union are going to come to an agreement and I think we should operate from that standpoint the best we can, because that’s what we all want right? It’s America’s pastime we all want to be on the field and we wish we were out there right now but we’ll get there.”