Dodgers fans, we’re sorry to have to bring you more bad news on this rainy Sunday. Despite the hope that baseball will be back soon, Governor Gavin Newsom gave us a reason to think otherwise. Newsom addressed the issue at one of his daily press conferences.
The question came up as to whether the governor felt that the NFL would go on as scheduled. Governor Newsom’s answer, unfortunately, made Dodgers fans cry a little bit inside.
I’m not anticipating that happening in this state…I have a lot of friends that work in Major League Baseball and in the NFL (who) have been asking me (when their leagues would return)…I would move very cautiously in that expectation.
The news comes just as President Donald Trump had a press conference of his own at the White House. Trump said that he was very hopeful fans would be able to attend sporting events by August or September. The Dodgers obviously play in California though, and Newsom’s thought it much more specific to them.
Major League Baseball has reportedly been considering playing games in empty Spring Training facilities as an option. That would satisfy Newsom in California, but officials in Arizona would need to deem the conditions safe enough to gather. If Newsom’s assessment of the situation in California is accurate, that may be the only solution for the Dodgers.
There have been predictions thrown out all across the sports world on when baseball might be able to get started. A popular date that has been thrown out there is July first, though that date now seems to obviously be in question.