Why do you think my title is, “Why Every Game Counts in the MLB this Year”?
Because some really good players are not playing? Because some things have changed? Players are wearing masks, for example. There are cardboard cutouts of people instead of real fans.
Well, I think every game counts this year because instead of the usual 162 games for each team, it’s only 60.
This means that if some teams are winning a lot and then they start a losing streak, it will still be harder for the other teams to catch them in a 60 game season.
3 Reasons Why Every MLB Game In 2020 Counts
Here are three reasons I think every game counts in the MLB in 2020.
Reason #1: It’s a short season.
The first reason I think every game in the MLB counts this year is because of the short season.
This means it will be a harder for teams to pass each other. This will really effect what happens for the post season.
This is because if one team is doing really well and the others aren’t doing that well then that team will for sure make it. This means that there won’t be enough games that anyone could actually make a good contest against the team that’s doing well.
Reason #2: Injuries might end a player’s season.
The second reason I think every game counts in the MLB this year is because if someone gets injured, then they probably can’t play for the rest of the season.
This will affect how teams do because if the team’s well-known players get badly injured then they might not be able to play for the rest of the season.
Normally well-known players are really good. Without them, the team might not do as well which will affect the standings.
Reason #3: Teams must work harder if star players aren’t on the field.
The third reason I think every game counts in the MLB this year is because some star players aren’t playing.
This impacts the team because if that player, let’s just say is their main source of hitting, then it will be harder for the team to score runs.
Also, let’s say that player is their main source of defense. Without him, it will be even harder for that team to keep the runs for the other team down.
Both of these examples really affect a team’s play and their ability to get to the playoffs.
I think that every game in the MLB is important this year because the short season creates many challenges.
It will be harder for teams to pass each other with the short season. Also, if someone gets injured then they most likely can’t play for the rest of the season and cannot help their team.
There are many more reasons, but I think these are the main three reasons every game in the MLB counts this year.
Thank you for reading my blog and have a good day.
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Deane Waldman14 Oct 2020
Interesting that world series tickets, previously very expensive, have become a bargain according to Wall Street Journal. CoViD-19 has both dampened enthusiasm for the “great American pastime” and limited our ability to sit near each other.
Nonetheless, I truly enjoy “Samuel’s” perspectives on baseball.
If “Samuel” is interested in a guest blog about the most watched sports event in the world, bicycling, I would be happy to provide.