Main League Baseball introduced Friday the 2020 All-Star Game will probably be canceled.
The sport was initially imagined to be held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles however that was earlier than the coronavirus pandemic affected your complete sports activities world and compelled the league to push its whole season again and finally determine on a 60-game schedule.
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“The 2020 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, which was scheduled to be hosted by the @Dodgers and the City of Los Angeles, is being cancelled. With the @Braves already named as host of the 2021 SG in Atlanta, the @Dodgers will host the next Midsummer Classic in 2022,” the league introduced on its Twitter account.
It’s the primary time the sport wouldn’t be held since 1945. At the moment, it wasn’t held due to World Conflict II.
Final 12 months, the American League defeated the Nationwide League 4-Three at Progressive Area in Cleveland. Indians pitcher Shane Bieber was named All-Star Game MVP.
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Baseball’s schedule has already been inflow due to the coronavirus. It was unclear whether or not the All-Star Game was even going to be performed in any respect even when the gamers and house owners agreed to a schedule longer than 60 video games.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated earlier this week that any schedule longer than 60 video games wasn’t going to occur.
“The reality is we weren’t going to play more than 60 games no matter how the negotiations with the players went, or any other factor,” Manfred stated on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “I feel that is the one factor we come again to each single day. We’re making an attempt to handle one thing that has confirmed to be unpredictable and unmanageable. I do know it hasn’t appeared notably fairly in spots, however having stated that, if we will pull off this 60-game season, I feel it was the very best we had been going to do for our followers given the course of the virus.
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“It’s the calendar. We’re playing 60 games in 63 days right now,” Manfred added. “I don’t see, given the reality of the health situation over the past few weeks, how we were going to get going any faster than the calendar we’re on right now. No matter what the state of those negotiations were.”
Fox Information’ Dan Canova contributed to this report.