MLB Considering New Wild Format for Shortened 2020 Season

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred
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At this point, we'll take ANY format or setting, we just need sports back -- especially baseball, since we were deprived of Opening Day in unfortunately dramatic fashion.

It's been evident that Major League Baseball is considering any and all alternatives in order to commence some kind of season in 2020, and the latest update on those efforts suggests we could see some colossal changes.

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Three super-divisions, anyone?

First off, executives are optimistic the season will start in late June (and no later than July 2) and will feature at last 100 games. And we could see games being played in every team's home stadium! ...though it would be without fans.

The grander plan? A three-division landscape of 10 teams each in which each team onlys opponents within their division. They'd be divided by areas of the country -- West, Central and East -- and would do away with the American League and National League labels. A free for all!

There's a SLIGHT chance we could have fans in the stands for late-regular season and playoff games, but we probably wouldn't carry our optimism that far. Let's focus on what we have at the moment.

Overall, this blueprint would reduce travel and avoid the league having to play all their games in one location, which was a previous discussion with the controversial Arizona plan. This just goes to show how adamant the MLB and its players are about getting back on the diamond, so long as health experts deem it reasonable and safe. The continuous creativity and dedication to making this happen under the right circumstances speaks volumes.