It was famous earlier this week that the New York Yankees have been doubtless going to participate in the opening of the 2020 MLB season.
That’s now all however confirmed. On the very least, if the season does get going amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on Joel Sherman and Andrew Marchand of the New York Put up, New York will journey to D.C. to tackle the defending World Sequence champions. The preliminary sport of a doubleheader to kick off the season will pit new Yankees starter Gerrit Cole towards Max Scherzer.
Cole signed an enormous contract with the Yankees throughout the winter after ending second within the AL Cy Younger voting as a member of the Houston Astros final season. Scherzer is a three-time Cy Younger winner and helped lead Washington to its first World Sequence final season.
This all sounds so nice. A refreshing change within the panorama of a sports activities world that has been suspended throughout the ongoing pandemic.
With that stated, there’s nonetheless quite a lot of work to be performed.
The backdrop here’s a pandemic that’s sweeping throughout the US like a wildfire. States resembling California, Arizona, Texas and Florida have seen a file variety of circumstances in latest days.
Over the course of the previous week, the US as a complete has had three days with the best variety of COVID-19 circumstances because the pandemic swept throughout the nation this previous winter.
The overriding hope right here is that we get to see these two World Sequence contenders and two of the perfect pitchers in baseball do battle within the nation’s capital in lower than a month.
It could be a refreshing change and a return to some sense of normalcy.