MLB 2020 Return: Mike Trout speaks on the new normal without any fans
Major League Baseball has been at a standstill since mid-March along with the rest of the sports leagues, but could a return be in the works? MLB owners approved a comeback plan that calls for playing at least half of the 2020 season to begin around the fourth of July weekend. The 82-game schedule will be played without fans in attendance to further spread the coronavirus, as this will be the new normal. Former MLB star Alex Rodriguez has already pleaded with the MLB and MLBPA to work out a deal to get started, as another star has jumped into the conversation. Angels MVP Mike Trout recently jumped on Fox to talk about the future of the MLB.
“It’s going to be strange, I think any baseball is better than no baseball, so if we have to do it, we have to do it. It’s something to get used to. It’s the world we’re living in right now. If that’s what it takes to get back, obviously that’s what we’ve got to do to get back.”
It seems Trout has the same mindset as a good chunk of players understanding the situation on how this year will simply not be the same. These are high-profiled athletes that love playing baseball for a reason. Even though it may not be easy for every player, this is the new normal.
“I think that’s going to be tough for a lot of guys because people feed off the electric crowds, people feed off the energy,” Trout said. But I think everybody’s just anxious to get back. It’s got to be with the right amount of testing and there’s so much more stuff that’s involved with it. It’s just a crazy time in sports right now. Everybody wants to get back quick, but it’s got to be safe,” he said. “It’s a tough time for this country. As I said, I’m just training as much as I can, training every day, staying in shape, and whenever I get that call to get back on the field I’m going to be there.”