Chicago Cubs: Will the London series be canceled?

London, England - Chicago Cubs (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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Are the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals going to have their UK series canceled? As the season progresses, it’s more than likely it will be.

Well, that sucks. The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals might not be going to the UK series this year after all. The series is supposed to take place on June 13 and 14. That’s nearby the start of the season, and it would be the start of the season–if they return to camp.

The Cardinals are listed as the ‘home’ team,’ so they would host it. So London would not happen, and the fans would not care. They’ve conveyed that with a passion. Even what we got on Facebook, it’s still not pretty.

So what if they don’t go? What then? Well, travel plans can differ from time to time. Next year might not be so easy on them as this year. In fact, they might be able to travel next year. It’s bound to be a menace to society on the MLB.

They’ve already canceled the New York Mets and Miami Marlins in San Juan on April 28-30 and the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Mexico City on April 18 and 19th. The Chicago Cubs and Cards series is two weeks after that. It’s only a matter of time that it gets canceled. No doubt.

Although some fans didn’t care? Some fans did care. Now, the coronavirus was the biggest thing out there–which needs to be avoided by all costs. (See Covid-19) But the UK and London were going to be a ‘jolly good show.’ See what I did there?

Now, 5,018 cases have been confirmed, and the fatalities stand at 53. So much for ‘no cases’ being confirmed in the UK. To be honest? MLB shouldn’t go there. Not now. Britons have been forced to understand that’s it not ‘a game’, rule out tougher action.

So what now? To be honest, I don’t see them going to the UK. Not with the season starting so close to the date it’s scheduled. And frankly, I don’t when they’re going to go. Next season would be ideal. But what if the coronavirus lasts that long? Can you imagine? Yikes.

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This Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on us for too long, and it shows no signs of letting up. The food is taken out. The groceries are picked up. Heck, Hungry Howies has a ‘contactless’ delivery system.  You basically say ‘leave it on the doorstep’ and they won’t get mad. Well. So much for seeing the UK.