For the Dodgers and MLB, is a May Start Reasonable and Realistic?

ESPN’s Jeff Passan delivered some potentially great news late Monday night: Major League Baseball could return as soon as May.

According to Passan, MLB and MLBPA are collaborating in assessing the viability of starting the 2020 season in Arizona with all 30 teams sharing the 10 available spring training stadiums and Chase Field, home to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

We discuss the feasibility of the proposed plan that would make Major League Baseball the first major sport to resume play. Plus, Robo-umps, no mound visits, 7-inning double headers and more!

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MLB issued a statement on these talks on Tuesday, but players are talking about it all and the league may be split on the option.

Where do you stand? Let us know in the comments below, Dodgers Nation!

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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.


  1. MLB baseball will only happen will be without fans, with fewer teams playing, fewer games played, fewer innings per game and a championship that will be symbolic only. Just like the 2017 title. Not real, but cute. I’ll take a season like that, anyways. Although, I’m not staying up at night expecting any baseball.

    1. It won’t be real but it will be something. We can’t make baseball sound important to those who don’t like it but for some of us, it is. It’s not going to fix anything but it will take our minds of this damn virus for a few hours a day. I think we can use that. What do you mean “fewer teams”?

  2. 1. Why would they need to practice social distancing w umls, sitting in the stands if they are all in a clean bubble??
    2. Very tough on the player’s w families. Can they include the families into the bubble? Use zoom, keep families quarantined at home thereby allowing players to go home on occasion?
    3. MLB is well funded, why no mention of private planes and busses to protect and enable player travel.
    4. Aren’t we all expecting some loosening of social distancing anyway? It’s possible that after a month of AZ games some of the distancing is relaxed.
    5. Split the National and American leagues up. AZ and Forida.

    1. Luis, the people will decide when this farce is over. Be looking for a revolt starting the beginning of May..

      1. A Revolt! How exciting. What will you revolt against? We are certainly on to something here. But I hate to burst your bubble. Bill Gates is a billionaire who hates public schools just the same as Betsy DeVos. You know who she is right? They are both zillionaires who think the “Free Market” is the cure for everything. They both want to end free K-12 education in the U.S. So tell me again why you like some millionaires and not others. If they are, as you’ve previously suggested, the force that makes the world go round, Bill sounds like your kind of guy.
        I think the farce, my dear, is in your head.

        from outside the Echo Chamber, -Annie-

  3. It’s not a perfect plan, barely a plan at all, and you know, it really is just baseball However, and without sounding like Horace Mann in Field of Dreams, baseball has always been part of the fabric making up America. It joins us and separates us, makes us laugh and makes us want to cry. Having a little normalcy, pretending that this plan was anything close to normal, would be okay right about now. Critics will criticize, that’s what they do, but for those who love the game, it’s a start. A small start. Not for curing a damn thing, but maybe for a little healing.

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