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Dodgers: Commissioner Confirms Games Will Be Pushed Back Further

MLB’s commissioner has confirmed that games will NOT be played by April 9th.



Dodgers fans are once again going to be very disappointed. In a conference call today with team owners, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the worst with teams. Games will not begin at the previously anticipated date of April 9th. 

Opening Day for the Dodgers had originally been pushed back from March 26th, to somewhere around April 9th due to the coronavirus. It is now looking like that was never truly an option, but rather a way to gain time to figure things out. 

As has been the case for the last couple of days, things are changing VERY rapidly. This time last week, there was no doubt in the minds of MLB executives that we would have baseball in March. Flash forward just a few days and essentially every sport in the world is shut down. Dodgers fans are feeling it, as any sort of gather in Los Angeles seems to be banned. 

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If baseball is not able to get started soon, it remains to be seen how the league plans on playing the entire season. There have been talks about pushing the season into November, but even that creates scheduling conflicts with football. It seems more likely every day that we will see fewer games played in 2020 as a result.  

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. How about games later in the year? Play most of them in Arizona like Spring Training. Play some in Southern California, Texas and Florida. Covered stadiums don’t change.

  2. It’s just my opinion but I think at this point out country needs something like sports as a diversion and morale booster. Teams should stay in spring training, play without fans, and start the season. Broadcast every game, collect tv revenues and keep the player’s semi sequestered to keep them healthy. Maybe revised divisions of interleague play, citrus league winner vs grapefruit league winner of split season format. Be creative, don’t be held backby tradition, boldly go where no league has gone before, just let the boys play andvby LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

      • god you are an idiot Donnie C. This is what you worry about? YOU wouldn’t want it? Wake up!
        Let’s try to be thankful if we get any games at all. More important, I hope you and your family members stay healthy. That is what matters. Christ, even Fox News changed their tune. You can too!

        The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.
        -Annie Savoy

        • By the way that would be the time the Dodgers finally win one in front of no one on a spring training field Lmao that’s very Dodger right there

  3. I agree with Daniel. But we all know MLB would never let it happen. I say if we get to mid or late May without a start, scrap the season and give me my ATT money back!!!! 190.00 bucks for nothing??

  4. Not sure you are making sense Donnie C. Not at all. Operative quote…
    “More important, I hope you and your family members stay healthy. That is what matters.”

    Weird Annie…”No more Quotes”

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