It’s a difficult time now for the sports world. Many fans are suffering withdrawal symptoms because there’s nothing to watch at the moment. Meanwhile, athletes are in the same position, unable to do their jobs and compete. Everybody is struggling right now.
But how have different sports leagues and promotions dealt with the current health crisis? That’s what we’ll look at today. The majority of these leagues are in stasis, but some are persevering, albeit controversially. So we broke down the different responses and ever-changing plans for the future. Check out the list below.
Major League Baseball has canceled its London Series in June between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs because of the coronavirus pandemic. MLB owners have approved a plan to address salary and service-time issues amid the indefinite delay to the start of the regular season.
The MLB draft is increasingly likely to happen in July, though it could be shortened and include bonus deferrals. Organizers actually planned to start the league earlier this year so it wouldn’t clash with the Presidential election. So much for that plan.