TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays will announce their ticket policy Wednesday after Major League Baseball put the decision on refunds and credits for games initially postponed back into the 30 teams’ hands.
The decision by MLB, first reported by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, is an acknowledgement of the obvious — that a full schedule in 2020 won’t be possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning for some type of season this summer continues on a number of fronts amid tentative steps towards a reopening in some parts of the continent.
At this point, the likeliest scenario seems to be that games would be staged at empty stadiums in a revised season format, with the latest possibility floated featuring at least 100 games in a three-division alignment, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
Under that scenario, teams would play in their home parks, although at this stage the stands would need to be empty.