Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association finally reached agreement to a 2020 season, deciding to play just one game but at full prorated pay.
This agreement comes after proposals for 82, 76 and 48 game seasons were not agreed to. The 1-game season will reportedly being September 1 after a two-month Spring Training, and include all 30 teams playing against each other somehow, in a 7-inning game to increase pace of play.
“We are thrilled to be able to start the season again,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said. “I know our fans are just as excited to see all of the game we will be playing this year, and to see all our talented players again like that Trout guy or B. Harper.”
The World Series champion will be whoever calls it first after the game ends, again to speed up pace of play.