LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There were no peanuts, no Dodger Dogs, and no baseball on what would be Major League Baseball’s 2020 Opening Day.
Thursday, March 26, marked the league’s originally scheduled Opening Day, but due to the coronavirus, the kick-off of baseball season in Los Angeles has been delayed.READ MORE: El Capitan State Beach In Santa Barbara County To Close For At Least A Year On Sept. 1
On Wednesday night, commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN that he hopes baseball will return in May but that there will not be a full season.READ MORE: 'You Just Took Off': Family Of 74-Year-Old John Draper Urges Driver To Surrender After Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash
The MLB released a message Thursday morning narrated by Angel’s star Mike Trout.
“Every year on opening day we come together,” Trout said as video from different stadiums’ Opening Day ceremonies played. “To hope, to believe, to be part of a community. Opening Day may be postponed, but unity, hope, and community don’t have to be. This is a team game played by individuals, and every one of us has a role to play. Even though we are apart, we can come together.”
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The league initially announced a suspension of events for at least four weeks on March 12, which originally pushed Opening Day back two weeks from March 26 until at least April 9.