Dodgers News: MLB Playoff Bubble Plan Approved

The talk of the town has been whether or not Major League Baseball should establish a bubble come playoff time. For weeks now there have been whispers and discussions that have finally turned into a decision. It was reported on September 15, that MLB and the MLBPA had come to terms with an agreement for the postseason.

The plan calls for most of the playoffs to occur in a neutral site for each league. The National League would play in Texas (Globe Life Field and Minute Maid Park) while the American League will battle it out in California (Dodger Stadium and Petco Park). The Wild Card round would take place at the home ballparks of the No. 1-4 seeds. 

Before the playoffs start, each team will have to quarantine in a hotel for the last 7 days of the regular season as well as undergo daily COVID testing. The plan also reveals that each team will be allowed a 28-man active roster and a 12-man taxi squad.

Many fans have come out to oppose such a plan, especially since the regular season was able to be played through without one. Even though the season was able to make this far and likely to finish, it didn’t do so without its fair share of bumps in the road. Teams like the St. Louis Cardinals or the Miami Marlins were hit hard early on the season with many of their players catching the virus.

The playoffs are a crucial time where an all hands on deck practice is so important and losing anyone could shift the balance of powers. Just imagine if the Dodgers were to lose Mookie Betts, Corey Seager, AJ Pollock, or just about any other player(s) when it all could’ve been avoided. A team such as the Dodgers has the depth to fight on, but it sure would sway the outcome of the playoffs. While the bubble may not come off as exciting, it surely is for the best. 

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