Although MLB has yet to finalize reported plans for postseason bubbles in California and Texas, commissioner Rob Manfred is already pondering the idea of fans back in the seats for most meaningful playoff games. 

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans have not been permitted to attend any regular-season games to date, but Manfred is optimistic that could change by the time the LCS and World Series are played. As Evan Drellich of The Athletic notes, while speaking remotely to the Hostra business school on Monday, Manfred said the following: