The final weekend of spring training in 2011 would be wiped out in favor of regular-season games, as MLB works to adjust the season to the World Series could be played earlier.
The final weekend of spring training in 2011 could be wiped out in favor of regular-season games, as MLB works to adjust the season to the World Series could be played earlier.
Normally the seasons starts with an ESPN Sunday night game, with most teams launching play the next day. Under the new plan, the season would start the Thursday before, eliminating the final weekend of spring training. Many teams use that weekend to pay home exhibition games or matches against their minor-league affiliates.
This is just a proposal: the players’ union needs to sign off on any changes. Still, it’s likely to be approved — which means the regular season could regularly begin in March.
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