Super-agent Scott Boras has a unique idea for how Major League Baseball should put on its marquee event when and if the 2020 season begins following the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"There's potential (to have) a World Series Week, where we can have seven consecutive days of play if needed ... and have notice (of) where we're going to have it, and have a gala for all of the awards there, and have all of the stars there, and have a reason for teams to bring their season-ticket holders there," Boras told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. "There's just so much advancement that we can grow the game and provide, really, a proper stage for the World Series."
Boras believes MLB can successfully implement such a model because of the league's similarities to the NFL.
"We're not like basketball where they have an arena and where they have a smaller fan base," the 67-year-old said. "We're more like the Super Bowl, if you will, because we have a real dynamic attached to the World Series, and we have big stadiums, and an ability to associate so much with the game internationally and with entertainment."
The MLB and MLBPA ratified a deal Friday to address various issues for a potential 2020 season, which can't start until at least mid-May due to CDC recommendations. One of the topics addressed in the agreement is the possibility of playing postseason games at neutral sites to negate cold-weather cities hosting contests in November or December.