With the Canadian government having barred the Blue Jays from playing their home games in the Rogers Centre in Toronto due to the travel and border crossing required from other Major League teams, the club is now frantically searching for somewhere to play its 30 home games of the 2020 MLB season.
The team's spring training facility in Dunedin, Fla. or Triple-A stadium in Buffalo seemed to be the obvious options, but the former is in a coronavirus hotspot and the latter isn't exactly a Major League-ready facility.
So the Jays have told the players they are committed to finding a Major League ballpark for them to play in, and it appears they may attempt to share PNC Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
There have been no details yet as to how this situation would work, and with the season starting in just four days, an arrangement needs to be finalized rapidly.
There are several former Major League stadiums no longer in use, but each seems unusable for different reasons. Turner Field has been outfitted to become Georgia State's football stadium. Globe Life Park was used for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL and left field would apparently be about 250 feet from home plate — although Vladdy Guerrero hitting there now sounds awesome.
But with it sounding like Toronto has zeroed in on PNC Park, something needs to come together quickly for the Blue Jays to have somewhere to play home games in 2020.