Play ball: Major League Baseball has issued a 60-game schedule

The season will start July 23 or July 24

Crack open the peanuts and crackerjack.

Major League Baseball (MLB) has issued a 60-game schedule with the season to begin July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks.

Since MLB has not designated a hub city, how the Blue Jays will play in Toronto is still up in the air because of border restrictions.

This will be the shortest season since 1878.

Each team will play 10 games against each of its four division rivals and four games each vs each of the five clubs in the corresponding division in the other league.

Playoff teams remain at 10 for now.

The owners and players’ association have agreed to expand the designated hitter to National League games for the first time and extra innings will start with a runner on second base.

Training camps are to open July 1.