Play Ball! It's Like Nothing You Have Seen Before

Friday, July 24 2020 @ 02:30 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Finally, opening day is here. It's going to be a weird season. The Jays could go 40-20 and win the division, or 20-40 and be way out of it. But with 16 teams in the playoffs, the Jays just need to stay close and, if they could get into the playoffs, who knows?

Of course COVID will be a factor. We have seen it already in Washington. With the players travelling, and presumably heading out at night, there will likely be more COVID issues. While the NHL and NBA are going with hub cities, its business as usual for baseball.

The Jays start in Tampa. The three games are all at different times. It's a 6.40 start tonight, 3.10 Saturday and 1.10 Sunday.

Opening day sees Hyun-Jin Ryu make his first Blue Jay start against Charlie Morton.

Saturday, Matt Shoemaker returns to face Ryan Yarbrough.

Sunday's pitchers are undeclared, but it could be Tanner Roark for the Jays. That's three veteran pitchers for the Jays.

It will be interesting to see if the return of baseball is greeted with the same enthusiasm as it is in April. Will it be brushed aside in the midst of summer and vacation season? Does it matter?

Let's go Blue Jays!