At this point, we’re close enough to MLB’s regular-season finish line to know that the 2020 season — the 60-game version — is going to finish. It’s going to be one of the craziest things we’ve ever seen in the sport, and no doubt the most doubleheaders in such a short time frame.
As we look forward to the playoffs, however, it doesn’t really feel like the same approach is going to work. We’ve seen multiple teams deal with shutdowns after positive COVID-19 tests. The Cardinals were down from July 30-Aug. 14. Something like that happening in the middle of the playoffs could shut down the entire postseason. At the very least, they’d have to halt every series until every team could come back.