MLB might have to play two — often — to have any chance of getting to 162.
Opening Day already has been pushed back indefinitely due to the coronavirus, but if and when MLB finally starts its season, it likely will have to get creative to make up for lost time. That might mean a dose of doubleheaders.
“In theory, yeah, I think all of us would be up for some sort of doubleheader situation,” Rockies manager Bud Black told reporters during a conference call Thursday. “The thing that’s going to be in front of all of us is it’s going to be the same for everybody. It’s got to make sense for the clubs and the players.”
Regular-season games are not expected to be played until May at the earliest after the CDC recommended on Sunday no mass gatherings of 50-plus people for eight weeks. A restart of spring training would need to happen before the regular season could begin.
MLB has not said whether it is considering a season with less than 162 games, but that decision may be taken out of its hands before long. Still, there may be a need to cram in games to the revamped schedule.
“I know that when we’re able to safely play, we’re going to have to think of…