MLB Reportedly Moving to Bubble Cities for Postseason
Jeff Passan reported Friday on The Pat McAfee Show that Major League Baseball will move to four bubbles for the Postseason, with the National League divided between Houston and Arlington and the American League in Los Angeles and San Diego. The World Series will also reportedly take place in Arlington in the inaugural season of the Rangers' Globe Life Field.
This has been discussed plenty since baseball has had a plethora of games affected by coronavirus outbreaks, causing an abundance of scheduling issues in just a 60-game season. With a series seemingly affected every day by some sort of issue related to coronavirus, moving to bubbles for the Postseason certainly seems like the right move.
It also gives MLB the option to change the television schedules around and create some really fun schedules every day with the need for travel days eliminated. I'm sure series will still have on off-day or two thrown in, but this at least gives MLB a chance to move some things around and feature the best matchups.
I'm just all for whatever ends in a World Series champion being crowned. It has seemed less than certain at several points this season that we'll make it to the Postseason, so if putting everybody at neutral sites and locking them in the hotels leads us to a World Series, then let's do it.
It feels insane to think that the regular season is already halfway over and we're 72 hours from the trade deadline and a month away from the Postseason, but here we are. Let's nail these plans down and play some playoff baseball.