Next up into the batter's box: The 2020 MLB season.

After weeks of well-documented, back and forth negotiations, CBS Sports reports the MLB Players Association will accept MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's proposal for a 60-game season.

Some of the highlights include:

  • 60-game season (40 games of divisional games, 20 against teams in geographical area of opposite league)
  • Spring training begins July 1
  • July 23 or June 24 for Opening Day
  • Universal DH for all games, regardless of league
  • August 31 trade deadline
  • Inactive list specifically for individuals who test positive for COVID-19

The next logical question is "When will Binghamton Rumble Ponies games begin?".

The short answer is: no clue. Rumble Ponies officials have said in the previous months that talks to resume minor league play won't even get going until a re-start agreement is reached for the majors.

Given that the MLB only just now has a plan for the big league teams, the clock seems to be almost up to salvage a legitimate minor league season.

Binghamton has already missed out on hosting the Eastern League All-Star game, since it was canceled. The game would have been played July 15 at NYSEG Stadium.

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