Just once we would like to bring you good news on Dodgers baseball, but that is not today. The Center for Disease Control released a statement that they do not recommend gathers of more than fifty people for eight weeks at least. That would put baseball games on hold indefinitely.
If the Dodgers and baseball are shut down from baseball activities for eight weeks, that would be bad. That basically guarantees that games would not be able to start up until June at the earliest. Once given the all-clear, players will still need a ramp-up period to get going.
Major League Baseball has a phone call scheduled with team owners on Monday, so we should know more soon. There’s just one question in our minds though: When do we get to see Dodgers games again? We should know more some time today and will pass that information along as soon as possible.
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The Dodgers were supposed to start their season on March 26th against the Giants. The coronavirus has put things on hold indefinitely, and all games have been suspended. The MLB joined the NBA, NHL, XFL, MLS, and many other professional leagues in choosing to shut down operations.
Baseball also cut Spring Training short and started the process of sending players home. In a memo to teams, the league is allowing players to stick around at their spring facilities if they so choose. Players not on the 40-man roster were asked to go home if safe for them to do so. No Dodgers on the 40-man have been reported to have gone home.