St. Louis Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller is a member of the players’ association’s daily committee, and is convinced that major league baseball will start a full season in time in 2021, despite the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the schedule unveiled five months ago, training camps begin on February 27, while the campaign is scheduled to begin on April 1. However, many are still skeptical about the implementation of this plan. According to a survey conducted by the website The Athletic among 25 people who work in the major leagues, 20 of them believe that the regular schedule can not be presented in its entirety. The issues related to vaccination of employees, access for fans to stadiums and the workload of players are a bit off.
However, that does not stop Miller from expecting the best.
“Although I think the effect of coronavirus will still be known in 2021, I’m sure we can play 162 games,” he told the same source. I think we have a much better understanding of COVID-19 compared to March. And the successes of the last campaign despite the obstacles give me hope that we can get through a full timeline. ”
The players’ association and the league also continue to discuss issues that may represent a node for the project. The launch program believes that both parties will find the solutions.
“I keep my fingers crossed that the worst is behind us,” he said. The light points towards the end of the tunnel. We just have to get there. ”
In 2020, the major leagues held a season with 60 games per club with playoffs with several clubs, but COVID-19 positive cases and significant outbursts within a few troops forced their leaders to change the schedule. .