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FanPulse: How do we feel about neutral site games?

The latest round of polls is all about neutral sites.

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We are still waiting on some kind of word about a potential 2020 baseball season, and honestly we are probably not getting an answer on that front any time soon. With that being said, we are still curious about a lot of things and we are still sending out weekly polls with FanPulse (for which you can sign up using that link above). This week, we had four questions for baseball fans, three of which dove into the possibility of playing games in neutral sites. Let’s look into some of the answers.

What do you miss most?

This was, uh, not close. I do have to agree with the respondents on this one. I sort of build my summers around baseball, which is sort of sad but what can I do? There’s a rhythm to the days and pretty much every night I know what I’m going to be doing from 7:00 until roughly 10:30, which is a comforting feeling. I’m extremely schedule-oriented, so having this abyss with no baseball is throwing me for a loop. I never go to major-league games (the last Red Sox game I went to featured Joe Kelly and John Danks starting for their respective teams), but I do go to a lot of Sea Dogs games and definitely miss that. Highlights I don’t miss because I don’t really watch them.

Neutral Site Games

These all obviously fit together, and really I don’t know how much there is to say. I don’t love the idea of neutral site games because part of the appeal of baseball, at least to me, is the uniqueness of individual stadiums. Playing in just a few parks takes that away. That said, if neutral-site games are the only way to play baseball this year obviously you don’t let that stop you. I was a little interested at first with more people being okay with neutral-site World Series than playoffs as a whole, but it made sense after thinking about it a little more. That’s how the NFL does it. I wouldn’t want it to become a new tradition or anything like that, but again if that’s what it takes to play baseball then I obviously would not object.