The bad news for Dodgers fans keeps rolling in. In an effort to keep the coronavirus from spreading any further, the league already canceled Spring Training. And now, it looks as though Opening Week is going to be pushed back as well.
BREAKING: Major League Baseball has officially suspended spring-training games and will delay the start of the regular season by at least two weeks.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 12, 2020
It was already announced that Spring Training was going to be cancelled, but the news about Opening Day took a toll on Dodgers fans. Many took to Twitter to talk about the sadness surrounding the issue, but most were understanding as to why it was necessary.
If the league is pushing the season back two weeks, that would put the estimated Opening Day for the Dodgers at April 9th. Not a major delay, but there is also not a guarantee that it will only be two weeks.
Major League Baseball is the latest major sport to cancel their operations, joining the NHL, NBA, and MLS. Teams in the NFL have already begun to remove personnel from facilities as well, though they do not anticipate a change to their schedule.