The Yankees are still on schedule to play the coolest game of baseball ever

Alexander Wilson
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May 19, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of Kauffman Stadium during a game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox are still expected t feature in the most awesome baseball game of all time:

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly set back MLB operations and the 2020 regular season, but there’s one game in particular that hopefully won’t be affected.

The Yankees and White Sox were scheduled to play on a reinvented Field of Dreams stadium. The game was projected to be held on August 3 in Dyersville, Iowa. The hope is that the amazing set up will still take place, but guarding the public health remains the priority for Major League Baseball.

I imagine that this exciting game could be in line for a postponement until 2021, considering fans are unlikely to attend most games in 2020. The stadiums are still being well-kept, as the grass is trimmed, and everything is prepared in case sports do return sooner than expected. Stadiums can be a very delicate creature, and ensuring they are well-maintained is a part of the preparation process.

“Yeah, yeah, they’re all doing standard daily maintenance on the grass,” said a source, who spoke with Forbes. “Grass is a living, growing breathing organism. It needs to be taken care of whether we’re playing or not.”

The Yankees have continued to train this off-season virtually, following a Google spreadsheet the coaches created to maintain the physical form of the players during the quarantine. Even if the league does start-up in the coming weeks, it will take a while before the teams are in full form and are able to play at a high-level.

The loss of spring training will undoubtedly hurt the quality of the game, and the divisions could even merge together to create some sort of alternative regular season. How this will all play out is unknown, but the Yankees are doing everything they can to prepare.