Toronto Blue Jays predictions for the 2020 season
By Reuben Gasee
What could happen for the Blue Jays in the shortened 2020 season
Baseball is finally back as the Toronto Blue Jays will kick off their season with Hyun-Jin Ryu facing off against Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays.
This season will be like no other as there won’t be fans to cheer on the Blue Jays or any team across the league. What puts it in an even more awkward situation for the Jays is that they won’t have a home diamond as the Canadian government denied their request to host home games at the Rogers Center.
Originally, the Jays and Pirates came to an agreement to allow the Blue Jays to host their home games at the beautiful PNC Park but the Pennsylvania health department put a stop to this.
With their first home series set to be against the Washington Nationals on the 29th, they will play as the home team at Nationals Park. This is beneficial as the Blue Jays are in Washington as the road team beforehand but as of now, they currently don’t have a set home field for the 28 other home games.
There are rumours that they will host their home games at Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles but that has not officially been set in stone yet. Like they are doing in Washington, they could travel to opposing teams’ home stadiums and play as the home team.
Regardless of their home ballpark situation, here is what could happen for the Blue Jays in the truncated 2020 season.