Scott Boras pitches idea for 162-game Major League Baseball season despite coronavirus pandemic

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With the start of the 2020 season indefinitely delayed because of the coronavirus crisis, Major League Baseball turned to Trout to narrate a spot released nationally on Thursday morning.

Boras has been spending some of his time amid California's stay-at-home initiative amid the COVID-19 outbreak brainstorming ideas on how Major League Baseball ought to handle the upcoming season. Boras' June 1 proposal would involve playing all 162 games, but if the season started July 1, he would trim it down to a 144-game season.

As far as where the World Series will be played, Boras is a strong advocate of a neutral site for at least some of the games so that fans and sponsors have months to plan for the event, similar to the Super Bowl.

"Under the Boras plan, wild-card games would be played Dec. 3, the division series would be Dec. 5-9, the league championship series Dec. 11-17 and the World Series on Dec. 19-26". The ALCS and NLCS would be scheduled for December 11-17.

The Dodgers will be streaming last season's Opening Day game on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 1:10 p.m. PT - the same time as last year's opener.

There would be no days off in postseason series, and games would be played in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Miami, Seattle, Arizona, Milwaukee, Toronto, Houston, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Arlington, Texas.

The plan laid out by Boras arguably is rife with potential pitfalls, including how teams would be forced to play games in October and November in cold-weather climates.

And that's just the beginning.

'All the players I'm talking to want to play all the games, and we can map this out, ' Boras said. "You have the facilities".

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