Gio: 60-Game MLB Season Would Be Appointment Television

Boomer and Gio
June 18, 2020 - 11:16 am

Major League Baseball players and owners still do not have an agreement in principal on the latest proposal, but there does appear to be momentum building back toward a season.

The current proposal consists of a 60-game season, and while reports have surfaced that the players would still prefer a longer regular season, WFAN’s Gregg Giannotti believes a 60-game season would create plenty of excitement.

“It’s going to be awesome,” Gio said on Thursday’s “Boomer and Gio” show. “It’s going to suck for teams that are out of it immediately…everybody is going to be locked in because of the importance of these games.”

Boomer mentioned new proposal also comes with a 16-team playoff – which is more than half the league – but Gio still thinks there will be plenty of intrigue in a 60-game regular season.

“Baseball is exhausting. As much as we love it, by the time we get to July and August with the Mets and Yankees – especially with the Yankees -- we’re talking about October rotations in July. We’re talking about if they’re in the wild card game, if they’re not in the wild card game,” Gio said. “To have a 60-game season, you can’t miss it. …. This is like appointment television if you are a baseball fan in a 60-game season. Every win you’re closer to a shot at the championship you maybe never had a chance at.”