CHICAGO — Major League Baseball is considering playing the delayed 2020 season in empty stadiums in Arizona, using the 10 spring training ballparks in the Phoenix area and Chase Field as the venues.
Details of this plan haven’t been revealed, but according to various outlets including The Athletic, ESPN and the Associated Press, the idea is to begin in May or June, sequester teams in hotels for 4½ months without their families and even play seven-inning doubleheaders to get more games in.
MLB said in a statement Tuesday it is has “not settled on that option or developed a detailed plan,” though someone must have leaked the idea of the Arizona Plan to gauge fan reaction.
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