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Snake Bytes 5/8: Stirrings towards a new season

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While many are scratching the baseball itch with the Korean baseball league, MLB is getting closer and closer to their plans for their season

Baseball season resumes in South Korea without spectators Photo by Jong Hyun Kim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

(Chattanooga Free Press) MLB’s shortened 1981 schedule a possible parallel for this season

If baseball is able to come back at all this year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, fans should be prepared for a significantly shortened season, and that 1981 campaign may be the most relevant comparison available. The season was split in two by a labor dispute, but when the sport finally returned, its stars still had an abbreviated chance to shine.

(MLBTR) Which CPBL/KBO Team Are You Adopting?

It may not be the majors, but the Taiwanese and Korean leagues have offered us all a chance to watch competitive baseball while MLB is on hold. Surely some MLBTR readers are partaking … no doubt a few have even adopted new favorite teams.

(BR.com) MLB, MLBPA Pledge $3M to Domestic Violence Victims, Organizations

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have pledged $3 million to support domestic violence survivors and nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving them, per Alyson Footer of MLB.com.

(azcentral.com) Diamondbacks’ Derrick Hall hopes MLB can ‘follow the leader’ back on field

“I think it’s encouraging and there’s light at the end of the tunnel, seeing that so many countries are now trying it,” Hall told “Doug & Wolf” on KMVP-FM (98.7). He added, “Hopefully, it’s a case of follow the leader.”

(The New York Post) Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez end their quest to buy the Mets

According to multiple sources, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are no longer interested in buying the Mets. That decision was reached after negotiations with potential partners failed to materialize and it became clear that the Wilpons’ reluctance to part with SNY makes it almost impossible for anyone without many billions of dollars to afford owning the team.

Poll

Are you watching any of the KBO games on ESPN>

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Yes, duh
    (4 votes)
  • 14%
    Yes, if I happen to see it
    (9 votes)
  • 24%
    No, why would I?
    (15 votes)
  • 54%
    No, but not against the idea either
    (33 votes)
61 votes total Vote Now