Major League Baseball plans to start the 2021 season as scheduled

You can finally start your pitchers and catchers report countdown.

According to Evan Drellich of The Athletic, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association have both announced their intentions to stick with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and operate the 2021 season as normal.
Here’s what MLB said…
“We have announced the dates for the start of Spring Training and the Championship Season. As we get closer we will, in consultation with public health authorities, our medical experts, and the Players Association, determine whether any modifications should be considered in light of the current surge in COVID-19 cases and the challenges we faced in 2020 completing a 60-game season in a sport that plays every day.”
And here’s what the PA said…
“As we’ve made clear to the league on multiple occasions, we expect Spring Training and the Regular Season to start on time and as scheduled, consistent with our CBA. The league does not have the authority or legal basis to unilaterally delay or shorten the schedule without Players’ consent. While there will continue to be challenges, our Players have proven they can safely play a season under difficult circumstances, as have the other sports. The Commissioner’ …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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