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Astros: Baseball returns with some questionable changes

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 01: A detailed view of a pair of official Rawlings Major League Baseball baseballs with the imprinted signature of Robert D. Manfred Jr., the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, sitting in the dugout prior to the Spring Training game between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 1, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 10-4. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 01: A detailed view of a pair of official Rawlings Major League Baseball baseballs with the imprinted signature of Robert D. Manfred Jr., the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, sitting in the dugout prior to the Spring Training game between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 1, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 10-4. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Finally, the boys are back in town! I don’t know about how you’re feeling, but I’m really getting excited about the fact that Houston Astros baseball is coming back even if it’s going to look a bit different.

With all that has been going on in the world, the return of baseball means that things are starting to look up for 2020, though it goes without saying that it’s not going to be the Houston Astros baseball we all know and love.

I won’t rehash all of the changes that you’ve probably read about a thousand times this past week, but I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I have some feelings on the subject of what this 2020 season is — or should I say, is not — going to be.

Proposed Schedules

We know that we’re only going to play 60 games this season and game schedules have yet to be announced. In an effort to minimize travel amidst COVID-19, teams will play 10 games against each of their division rivals. Most likely is that these contests will consist of two five-game series, one at home and one away.

The remaining 20 games will be played against each team’s corresponding interleague division opponents. This means the Astros will face the Dodgers, D-Backs, Rockies, Padres and Giants. We’ll see if they play each team in a pair of two-game series, one away and one at home, or if they just play one four-game series against each.

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