Major League Baseball is back as the MLB Players Association (MLBPA) informed the league Tuesday that players will comply with commissioner Rob Manfred’s imposed outline for a 60-game 2020 season.
Players are set report for another version of “spring” training on July 1, and the regular season will start either July 23 or 24, the league announced.
The coronavirus pandemic is the reason we are here, but quite a few things have been going on since the league had to push back their schedule. The biggest thing is what what happened to George Floyd as well as other African-American people at the hands of the police, which has led way to thousands of protests and citizens calling for police reform and to end systematic racism.
It has also brought up whether athletes would be engaging in National Anthem protests, which we know for sure will be returning to the NFL, but what about the other leagues.
Former Giants star Aubrey Huff is excited about the return of MLB, but he noted that if any player kneels during the Anthem, he is out.
Reviews on what he said weren’t mixed at all, as many hoped just one person kneeled so he wouldn’t watch anymore.