Los Angeles Dodgers: Home opener now in question

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Grounds crewmen paint the LA logo on the field behind home plate at Dodger Stadium on March 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Grounds crewmen paint the LA logo on the field behind home plate at Dodger Stadium on March 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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With the California Department of Public Health recommending gatherings to be limited to 250 or fewer people, the Los Angeles Dodgers opener is now in question.

In what has quickly turned in to a “pandemic,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 (aka “Coronavirus”) is taking down anyone or anything that crosses its path. In The latest blow to the sports world, according to ESPN‘s Jeff Passan, the Los Angeles Dodgers home opener is now officially in question after the state of California heeded its Dept. of Public Health in recommending a statewide limit on public gatherings.

This would likely disappoint the millions of Dodgers fans out there excited to see their new and improved team take a third shot in four years at a World Series. At the same time, it would behoove the organization to seriously consider other options come Opening Day.

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This is in line with other MLB teams like the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics who have already cancelled home games in March.

In all, Wednesday could go down as one of the wildest days in sports history.

First, we learned that the NCAA tournaments would be played in empty arenas. Then, the situation quickly escalated in the NBA with, at first, games being postponed to then the entire season being indefinitely suspended.

There’s no question that these drastic steps are needed in these scary times. MLB has already tossed around the idea of playing in empty stadiums or even playing regular-season games in Spring Training facilities.

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With the situation likely to get worse before it gets better, the entire start of the season, for every team not just the Los Angeles Dodgers, might likely be in question.

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For now, expect to hear about more teams considering their home openers. Frankly, it would be the right move.