According to a report from Jeff Passan of ESPN, Major League Baseball’s bubble plan is set and a World Series site has been decided on. Now, the only thing left is for the MLB Player’s Union to agree to the plan.
If the MLB Player’s Union signs off, which is expected, the deal could be finalized sometime next week. The deal would include the 2020 World Series being played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Under the plan, the World Series would start Oct. 20 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and would end no later than Oct. 28. It would culminate a month of playoff games that begin with the top four seeds in each league hosting all the games in a best-of-three wild-card series. The four American League series would run Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, and the National League would play Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2.
The highest remaining seed in the NL would play its division series in Arlington while the next-highest seed would face its opponent at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The top seed from the AL would be the home team at San Diego’s Petco Park, while the other series would be held at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. The AL Championship Series would take place in San Diego and the NLCS in Arlington, giving the NL’s top seed — likely the Los Angeles Dodgers — a path to a stationary October.
Baseball's bubble plan is set. Now all baseball needs is an agreement on how to integrate families.
News at ESPN on all the playoff locations, what the hold-ups are and why there is growing confidence that a deal to codify it could be struck next week: https://t.co/hZ2Y4GPAkt pic.twitter.com/cWqDwildFT
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 12, 2020