The MLB season has been cut short due to COVID-19. In what would have normally been a traditional 162 game season, is now a 60 game season. Instead of playing everybody in the MLB, you are now mostly playing the teams in their division.
I am obviously glad baseball is coming back as I am a baseball and Yankees fan. However, I am not a fan of this format. MLB owners and Commissioner Rob Manfred have worked endlessly to make sure the season happens while coming to an agreement with the MLBPA in terms of contract disputes.
I think the MLBPA is extremely ungrateful and selfish. People have lost lives, money, jobs, and become ill and some of these MLB players are only worried about getting their full contracts consisting of seven or eight figures. If they truly loved the sport they would want to come back no matter what.
Both sides were finally able to work out an agreement and the season will begin July 23rd.
In my opinion, whoever wins the World Series there will be an asterisk next to their name. Whatever team wins never played the 162 game season to truly earn it. Stars and legends like Mariano Rivera have mentioned that before as well.
Also, many of these players will be rusty and who knows what shape they will be in when the season comes back.
However, I am still excited to see what the season holds. Some major questions I have going into this season is how Cole and Betts can help their new teams and how many Astros will get hit this year as well as how many times.