At long last, Opening Day of the 2020 MLB regular season is upon us. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted things in mid-March, shutting down the league for three and a half months. Players returned to their teams on July 1 for three-plus weeks of a second training camp to ramp up ahead of the start of the regular season — today for four teams, tomorrow for everybody else.
With the pandemic and the subsequent negotiations between the MLB and MLBPA to put together details on a reformed season, it is easy to forget about all of the news that has happened since last October. Here’s a recap of everything you need to know.