As the MLB begins their Summer Camp for the abbreviated 2020 season, the league has announced that the All-Star Game is officially canceled, and will not be played for the first time since 1945.
Under “normal” circumstances, the All-Star starters would have been announced already, and fans would be gearing up for the second half of the season, as the contenders and pretenders begin to separate themselves. However, this season, July 14 marks another day of Summer Camp, and the official ten day countdown to baseball returning.
As baseball prepares to resume in the United States, the only concern most fans have is whether or not they’ll be allowed to attend games. It may be safe to assume most fans aren’t going to miss the All-Star Game, unless you’re an avid fan of the Home Run Derby.
Last year’s contest was a good one, but fans will be deprived of seeing Vlad Guerrero Jr. hit moonshots into the night sky.
The last time the All-Star Game was canceled was due to World War II. This time around, its due to a sweeping global pandemic.
The All-Star Game is set to return next season in Atlanta. Since Los Angeles, and specifically Dodger Stadium, was deprived of hosting the event for the first time in 40 years, they have been awarded the game in 2022.