What the 2020 Season Will Look Like: Crowdsource Results Round 6 by Craig Edwards June 11, 2020 If all goes well, this might be the final installment of our crowdsourcing exercise, though if the responses from last week are any indication, we’ve got at least one more round to go. The number of responses was down a bit this week, but we still averaged around 1,000 responses per question. As for whether there will be a season, our readers answered with a resounding maybe: Take Our Poll Over the course of the first five polls, two out of every three responses indicated there would be a major league baseball season. It was basically a 50/50 proposition late last week when this poll ran: (For reference, here are the results for May 20, May 6, April 22, April 8, and March 24) As for this week’s results on the length of the season, here’s how things look: Take Our Poll For the first time, 76-100 was not the most likely response. The number of people picking zero games jumped up, understandably, but 51-75 was the clear choice among those who believed there would be baseball this year. With no deal, the schedule and the rumor of MLB imposing a 50-game season likely influenced responses. When we’ve asked when the regular season will start, July and Never have emerged as the top responses. That was the case last week as well: Take Our Poll Whether there will be games at spring training sites was much more up in the air back in March and April, but most people no longer see it as a viable option: Take Our Poll And while it certainly looks like the bulk of the season will be played without fans, there are some municipalities that are discussing the possibility. Still, the number of people who believe there will be games with fans is pretty small if you compare the results below with the number of games answer above: Take Our Poll We are also seeing far fewer people say they believe the season will last into late-November, as the combined answers of October and early November now form the majority among those who think there will be a season: Take Our Poll While there was at one point something of a three-way split between whether we’d see normal playoffs, more playoffs, or less playoffs, more playoffs was the clear winner last time, and it is the same this time as well: Take Our Poll At this time last week, we were still waiting on an MLB response to the union’s proposal; the state of the season looked pretty dire. That’s clearly reflected in the answers here. I suspect that by this time next week, we’ll have a clearer view of where the season is going to go. I hope so, anyway.