The Midsummer Classic could be one of the unfortunate casualties of a shortened MLB season.
Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reported on Friday that having an All-Star Game in 2020 is unlikely but has not been ruled out. He also added that both the league and the players are willing to play up until Thanksgiving, if necessary, in order to play as close to a full season as possible.
This year’s All-Star Game was scheduled for July 14th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. With the contest no longer determining who gets home-field advantage in the World Series however, it can ultimately be expendable.
Many in baseball are willing to explore creative solutions for the abbreviated calendar, and it looks like the All-Star Game might be first to get the kibosh.