Out of all of the possible plans MLB has been considering to get baseball games going, this one is our favorite. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that baseball is looking to shake things up, and the Dodgers’ division could get wild.
The first part of the plan, and perhaps a big part that has been overlooked, it that baseball is looking to get started by July 4th at the latest. The ideal time frame would have Dodgers games going towards the end of June, which seemed impossible just a few weeks ago.
But more important than the time frame is the structure of the league after the start. Essentially, the league would be divided up into three divisions, and teams would only play in their divisions. We’ve listed out what that would look like below, per Nightengale.
- Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Nationals, Orioles, Phillies, Pirates, Blue Jays, Rays, Marlins
- Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Athletics, Padres, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Rangers, Astros, Mariners
- Cubs, White Sox, Brewers, Cardinals, Royals, Reds, Indians, Twins, Braves, Tigers
Potential World Series Rematch All Season
You read that correctly. The Dodgers could be playing in the same divisions as the hated Houston Astros. This would be ideal, in my opinion, and the perfect way to exact revenge on a team that cheated Los Angeles out of a title in 2017.
The plan is said to reduce the need to completely isolate players, and would potentially allow them to play in their home ballparks. The only catch is that testing would need to become more available and that players would still not be allowed in, at least at first. Dodgers fans hoping to see their team play in Los Angeles this year might have hope after all.