Main League Baseball made the announcement Friday, writing that — with the continuing coronavirus pandemic — the annual sport between the American League and the Nationwide League would not be doable this yr.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had been presupposed to host the sport this yr, however will now host in 2022 as an alternative.
“I need to thank the Dodgers group and the Metropolis of Los Angeles for being collaborative companions within the early phases of All-Star preparation and for being affected person and understanding in navigating the uncertainty created by the pandemic,” mentioned Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. in a press release. “The 2022 All-Star celebration guarantees to be a memorable one with occasions all through town and at picturesque Dodger Stadium.”
This isn’t the primary time the All-Star sport, also called the Midsummer Basic, has been canceled. In 1945, the sport was canceled amidst strict journey restrictions in the course of the battle.
The MLB season is scheduled to renew later this month — on both the 23rd or the 24th — and gamers reported to coaching camp this week. Sometimes, the season would have began in late March or early April, however the coronavirus made that unimaginable. There might be some adjustments to the season, although, most notably the shortage of roaring followers and the ban on spitting.