Four Ballparks to Host MLB Postseason Bubble
Major League Baseball decided to host the League Championship Series in four ballparks. The MLB postseason bubble will be held at the Dodgers Stadium, Petco Park, Minute Maid Park, and the Globe Life Field.
The American League bubble will be in Southern California. Dodgers Stadium will host one ALDS. Also, Petco Park will host the other ALDS and the ALCS. The National League bubble will be in Texas. Minute Maid Park will host one NLDS. Also, the Globe Life Field will host the other NLDS and the NLCS. The World Series will be in the Globe Life Field.
The first round will feature best-of-three series played at the home ballpark of first to fourth seeds in the league. The winning team of the first round will qualify for the bubble. The league wants to limit travel, and at the same time, keep players and staff in close quarters. Thus, they can avoid team-wide outbreaks as experienced by St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.
MLB Postseason Bubble
The MLB can’t afford a team being forced to forfeit its matches during the playoffs during the postseason. In the postseason, the Padres, Astros, and Dodgers are changing states for the LCS and LDS, according to sportsbook pay per head reports.
Playing the series at the Dodger Stadium is advantageous for the Dodgers. It doesn’t matter whether the Dodgers are the home or visiting team. Based on a sportsbook pay per head blog, the format will have the Dodgers as the home team more than other teams. The only advantage to the team is who will be the last at-bat.
Some people don’t agree with the home-away element in the bubble. However, it was a move that MLB needs to make to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The league wants to finish the postseason without any safety or health problems.