Dodgers Stadium was originally set to host the MLB All-Star Game on July 14th, but that plan appears derailed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
With news over the weekend of a proposal coming from Major League Baseball and the owners into a possible restart of the season, there was some significant excitement brewing in the baseball world. The purported plan would likely address various hurdles of how to safely conduct a shortened season in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, including testing, season size, safety precautions, field locations, realignment, and extra. It was even rumored to incorporate the utilization of a universal designated hitter for all leagues.
What it doesn’t embrace, is any point out of what is going to develop into of the MLB All-Star Recreation, in keeping with Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
It has been long-concluded that the MLB All-Star Recreation would unlikely be held in 2020, given the necessity to shorten the season and accommodate as a lot baseball as potential. If the season begins in early July, because it has been proposed and shared by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, then it could be uncertain that there could be time to slot in an All-Star recreation, not to mention hold it on its authentic deliberate date of July 14th.
Nevertheless, on condition that it’s set to be held at Dodgers Stadium, and subsequent 12 months’s recreation has already been decided to be held at Truist Park in Atlanta, there may be nonetheless the looming query of what is going to occur to the Dodgers’ alternative to host the sport. The staff went by means of intensive renovations in preparations for internet hosting the All-Star Recreation for the primary time since 1980. That’s the longest energetic drought in Main League Baseball.
Dodgers followers are desperate to know whether or not the staff can be granted the subsequent unscheduled recreation in 2022 or if they may then be entered into one other bidding course of. After 2021, the one present subject scheduled to host the sport is at present Residents Financial institution Park in Philadelphia, which was awarded the 2026 recreation in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the delivery of the nation.
Whether or not or not the plan for resumption of play incorporates dialogue of the All-Star Recreation in 2020 and even the longer term task of the sport is irrelevant to getting the gamers again on the sphere once more. Nevertheless, there must be some dialogue of how this can be made as much as the Dodgers sooner or later, and that dialogue shouldn’t embrace a ready or utility interval. With 4 task slots open after 2021 till the subsequent scheduled recreation, there ought to be no query.
The Dodgers ought to be awarded the 2022 All-Star Recreation.
— to dodgersway.com