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FanPulse respondents approve potential neutral site baseball games

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Royals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

MLB has considered trying to salvage the baseball season during this pandemic by floating an idea to play all regular season games either all in Arizona, or with teams playing at their spring training facilities in either Arizona or Florida. Games would be played without fans, and with certain social distancing measures, and players (and coaches and trainers and broadcast crews and support staff) would essentially be housed in a virtual bubble.

This would mean no games played in Kansas City this season, but according to our Fanpulse respondents, that’s fine, so long as it means baseball is played somewhere.

The playoffs, which may have to be pushed back to November or even December, could also be played at a neutral site, perhaps in Arizona or some other warm-weather or climate-controlled stadium. Fans seem to approve playing such games in neutral sites for the first time in baseball history.

The Fall Classic has always been played at the home stadium of the participating teams, but this year it could be played at Dodger Stadium, which was supposed to host the All-Star Game. With no Midsummer Classic, the stadium could instead host the World Series, an idea that has the approval of our fans.

We also asked fans what they missed most about MLB, and the answer was easy - the games.

Remember, you can sign up to participate in the FanPulse surveys at this link! Surveys will go out each week and only take a few minutes to complete. Check back next week for more FanPulse results!