Buster Olney Shares Hurdles Left For MLB Season [AUDIO]
The MLB season is set to begin in July with players reporting to their home stadiums on or before July 1st. ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney joins Levack and Goz (Charlie Voelker in for Goz) to layout the remaining hurdles that the MLB and the MLBPA need to traverse to get the 2020 season off the ground.
The largest and most treacherous issue that the league will face is, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. With multiple states spiking in their coronavirus numbers, there is an obvious issue with how to keep the players safe both at the facilities and in their homes. Another big problem would have to be which if any players decide not to play this season. Possibly the craziest of the problems would revolve around the Toronto Blue Jays. Will the Canadian and United States governments help the MLB to get back and forth across the border. There are currently health protocols in place that restrict travel and include quarantines.
Buster Olney does his best to shed his nicknames of "Negative Nancy" and "Doctor Doom" to paint a picture of baseball actually being played. Now, of course, he has to add a safety caveat to every statement but he's trying. Listen below to hear all of Buster's interview thanks to Roland J Down Service Experts.