MLB Sets Postseason Bubble Rules & Playoff Locations

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Major League Baseball has officially reached an agreement on playing in a neutral zone postseason bubble. The American League will host their games in both San Diego and Los Angeles, while the National League heads to Houston and Arlington. The race for a chance to play the World Series in the Rangers home ballpark is on!

No mention of fans being in attendance, but we shouldn’t have to wait too long for a resolution on that. Not like MLB owners have business reasons to keep us out the ballpark, so we can expect some urgency there.

One solid update from the agreement everyone will love: No off days during wild-card rounds, Division Series, and League Championships series. Was always irritating to watch an exhilarating Friday night game then to sit on our thumbs Saturday. This provides a much more enjoyable flow to the sport when it’s supposed to be growing most.

Players mentioned for months their need to see family and the league came through with some answers.

Keeps getting better.

Now that players have a clear avenue to see family, there’s no question these bubbles are the place to be. Can’t think of a safer spot to keep your family than an isolated facility with daily testing. A great day for the sport to finally put any worries of postseason COVID delays to bed.

Get us fans, then PLAY BALL!

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. Nothing like October baseball in the Bronx excuse me the bubble. AL games in California will not have fans — for sure not LA. They already cancelled Halloween. Maybe Texas for WS but it seems unlikely with all those protocols. Huge turn off imo. Reminds me of NBA.

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