Where will they play?
With the border between Canada and the United States being closed to non-essential travel right now, the Blue Jays really don’t have the option of hosting their home games in Toronto. That could change in a month’s time of course, but it’s not looking like that will be the case.
There has been talk that the Blue Jays are seeking to have their spring training in Toronto, especially in light of the Coronavirus outbreaks in Florida right now, where their spring training facilities are located. That said, it doesn’t sound like they’ve gained clearance just yet, and would still be subject to a 14-day quarantine just like anyone else.
According to Richard Griffin, a former writer and current spokesman for the Blue Jays, “The regular season locale is still a work in progress. That’s all we can say at this time”. There has been speculation that they could play their regular season games at their spring training compound, provided it’s safe of course, or maybe even use “the Trop” as an alternative home base for now (wouldn’t that be just… gross).
The reality is, we don’t really know where the Blue Jays will be playing their home games yet, and that’s a strange thing to say now that there’s an agreement in place. That said, 2020 has been a year of a lot of unanswered questions and quickly changing plans, so I don’t know that it should alarm anyone just yet.
It will be an issue that will have to be sorted out, but as things stand today, it’s hard to imagine there being Blue Jays games in Canada this year. Bummer.