It seems we have some good news for the Washington Nationals related to COVID-19. The Nats have now reportedly been cleared to play at home. This brings a sigh of relief, as the virus continues to wreak havoc on professional sports.
The Washington Nationals’ front office and executive team originally had to consider an alternative site to face the Yankees on July 23rd for Opening Day. All seems well now. According to ESPN, the news broke that the Nationals were cleared to play at Nationals Park. Sources stated that doing so doesn’t violate COVID-19 regulations. With the Nationals good to go, it means we will have Opening Day on July 23rd.
The Washington Nationals will have Max Scherzer match up against Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees. The game will be nationally televised during he prime-time slot. Opening up in D.C is a sigh of relief for both the Nationals and for MLB. Having finally earned a small victory over the virus should give the fans hope for the season and allow for a champion to be crowned in 2020.
According to ESPN, there hasn’t been any details about any other teams potentially having to move sites for games. Good news, as there’s been an influx of new cases. As of now, other games set for Opening Day (and any games following that) will be played at their intended home ballparks. If that changes, I expect it to be over the weekend as teams and fans get ready for the first MLB game since Game-7 of the 2019 World Series.
Follow me on Twitter at @RyanGarciaESM Don’t forget to follow us @OT_Heroics for more great content!
Also, be sure to check out the Overtime Heroics Forums page to join in on the discussion!