MLB To Start Spring Training On Time And 162 Game Season To Be Played

The 2020 baseball season was a weird year with no fans and a shortened season. It looks like in 2021 things will be back to normal in the baseball world... for now.

Yesterday MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred informed clubs that they should be preparing for spring training to start on time in February and to plan on a full 162-game season, according to USA Today. The MLB was also hoping to delay the season by at least a month or so to give players and fans more time to the vaccinations. Turns out the MLB released a statement this morning that fans won't have to provide proof they got the vaccine or a negative test when they go to the ballpark. MLB Health and Safety standards will include pod seating, mandatory mask wearing, and social distancing in lines. State, local authorities, and teams can impose additional restrictions, according to the MLB On Fox twitter.