The 2020 MLB World Series will be played on neutral grounds. Commissioner Rob Manfred recently stated that the World Series, along with some rounds of the playoffs, will be played in Texas and San Diego. Globe Life Stadium and Petco Park will be where the best teams in baseball battle it out for the championship. The MLB playoff bubble will be something new considering that teams were traveling for the whole season. Doing so would make this the first stadium to host an entire World Series since 1944.
What Fans Might Think
Not being able to witness what a crosstown rivalry world series may look like, is hitting fans hard especially their teams were among the top. Teams such as the Cubs and White Sox finale will feature the long-lasting rivalry and big outing. Even that is a once in a lifetime thing to see. A lot of fans have stated that they don’t understand why it has to be neutral. However, Manfred claims that it is for the better.
MLB Staying Safe
Neutral grounds will help the MLB from another COVID-19 virus. Earlier this season, teams such as the Marlins and Cardinals suffered from an outbreak. For the players and their families, it’s required that they quarantine a week before playoffs. With MLB already suffering from an outbreak, it was smart for Manfred to follow the NBA and NHL with the bubble.
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