Dodgers president: Only 1% of ideas for season shared public
Los Angeles Dodgers president, Stan Kasten, reminded fans that there are a variety of options being considered for the 2020 season.
Since Major League Baseball shut its doors in the middle of March, it feels like a new rumor emerges each day about how a possible 2020 season could look. But Dodgers president, Stan Kasten, says we’ve only heard the scraps from the brainstorming table.
“To be fair, whenever you hear a story – you heard one story on Tuesday, you heard another story today – you have now heard about 1 percent of the things they are contemplating,” Kasten said on the Petros and Mooney show on AM 570 in Los Angeles on Friday. “So really, I would not put anything into any of those reports, other than to say, ‘Sure, that’s being considered.’ Also, 98 other things are being considered.”
When will baseball return? Kasten reminds fans, “The virus will tell us.”
Over the past week, reports have circulated about the possibility of playing the 2020 season entirely in Arizona in front of empty stadiums. As the Arizona-only option was met with mixed reviews among players and pundits, a new report surfaced at the end of the week that would isolate the season in Florida, as well as Arizona, with a new divisional format that would effectively eliminate the American and National Leagues.
Kasten explained there are a variety of paths that Major League Baseball could follow depending on when a start date is set.
“We have a bucket of things we could do if we are able to start May 1,” Kasten explained. “Another bucket if it was July 1, another bucket if it was August 1.”
The Dodgers president also talked about the team’s involvement in the community, as players have been active in donating food to frontline workers, and the Dodgers recently announced an initiative with the Dodgers Foundation and iHeart Media in Los Angeles to provide relief efforts to those in critical need.
Kasten closed the interview by saying, “When we do play – and I’m still saying ‘when’ not ‘if’ –but when we do play, we are going to have a terrific team with a real chance to win a World Series, we are going to have a cool, newly-renovated, beautiful Dodger Stadium, and we are finally going to be on TV.”
A few weeks ago, Spectrum and AT&T announced a carrier agreement to put Dodgers games on televisions and streaming devices across Southern California for the first time in over six years.