Former Oakland A’s third baseman Trevor Plouffe doubles down on statements
By David Hill
Former Oakland A’s third baseman Trevor Plouffe made waves when he claimed that Major League Baseball would be returning soon. He has doubled down on that statement.
Former Oakland A’s third baseman Trevor Plouffe caused an uproar on Twitter on Monday. He mentioned that he had heard from multiple sources that the second phase of spring training would begin on June 10, and that Opening Day would be on July 1, with teams playing in their home parks. That statement was refuted by virtually everyone, but Plouffe remained confident in his statement.
On Wednesday, he doubled down on that statement. Plouffe stated that he has texts from players in six different organizations that they had been told to be ready for those dates.
The return of major league baseball may be just around the corner. As states are beginning to relax lockdown restrictions and the weather is warming up, we may finally be able to watch the game we love on a regular basis.
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For Plouffe, this news is a bit of retribution. He had been attacked for his claims that players would be returning to spring training in approximately a month, but stood by what he knew was right. Even that slight glimmer of hope from Ken Rosenthal is a sign that there is plenty of smoke from Plouffe’s assertation.
Obviously, there is still a lot that needs to happen before Plouffe proves to be correct. Major League Baseball still needs to actually submit a proposal to the Player’s Union, although that is expected to happen early next week. The pandemic has to be reined in, with more states opening and allowing gatherings of people, let alone enough to fill a ballpark.
But this is a glimmer of hope. Conversations about beginning the season are starting, with the conversations turning away from if it will happen, to when. Hopefully, in the next few days, we will have a better idea as to when the Oakland A’s, and the rest of the league, will be returning to the diamond.
And if that happens on June 10, with Opening Day coming on July 1, then Trevor Plouffe will be owed some serious apologies.