Dodgers fans are used to Opening Day being placed in March or at the very least a home opener in April. The coronavirus has put a temporary hold on that though, leaving fans to wonder when we will finally get to see baseball. As it turns out, the league is considering one holiday in particular as an option.
The news comes out just as Toronto announced that it will not allow public events until July. That lines up well with this prediction that Major League Baseball could see baseball kicking off on July 4th. It might end up being a very patriotic Opening Day indeed for the Dodgers.
In MLB circles, July 4 has been one of the options floated for a possible Opening Day. https://t.co/6AV22CdkDB
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 31, 2020
If baseball were to start on July 4th with the schedule as is, that would put the Dodgers against the Marlins at Chavez Ravine at 7:10 PM. With Toronto being banned from crowds, that date actually does make sense. Most experts at this point have predicted that we would be lucky to see baseball start back up in late June.
Should the Dodgers get going on July 4th, that would put them approximately 61 games behind schedule. The league still has plenty to figure out in regards to how many games will actually be played this year, and how that would all play out. Some have predicted that baseball will opt to push the schedule into November or even as late as December.
Whatever the case, the fact that baseball has not been called off entirely yet should be somewhat of a relief for Dodgers fans. How would you feel about an Independence Day Opening Day?