How COVID Impacts the MLB

In the world of sports, most have been impacted by the spread of the Coronavirus. Looking closer at the MLB and to see how they have been affected by the Coronavirus.

Something people have noticed when researching was that many professional players are not playing baseball right now. A few of these players are Buster Posey from the San Francisco Giants, Marcus Stroman from the New York Mets, and Ryan Zimmerman from the Washington Nationals.

There are many more athletes that have opted-out this season because of the coronavirus. Some of these teams have lost many more games than they would have without these players. A few stadiums have started opening back up to the public, but they are only allowing 20% capacity to be filled at once.

A question that popped up was, when will the MLB return to normal again? The answer to this question is that it will not fully reopen. What people do know right now is that Stadiums are only able to open to 20% capacity, hopefully by 2022 or late 2021 all stadiums will be allowed to open to 80% capacity. Something that has been found is that the MLB is impacted by the coronavirus in many ways.

Some of these ways being that without stadiums opening, tickets cannot be sold. This means that the MLB will be losing funding and some teams may have their budget for new players cut. This isn’t the only way the MLB is impacted though, as many players have chosen not to play this year, the teams win to loss ratio will most likely change for the worse. This means that the MLB will not fund that team as much, meaning that team will not be able to recruit new players. In conclusion, the MLB may not be able to reopen before 2022. Hopefully this is not the case, but at the current moment it is.