Last week looked like it could be the final stand for Major League Baseball with team owners and the players union set to discuss the final proposal for a 2020 season being played. While many have focused on the COVID-19 restrictions that would be implemented, the greater concern might be salaries.
On Wednesday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, Pat Ryan and I chat about the many rules players, umpires, coaches, and ballpark staff would face if MLB games are played. And if there isn’t a season, will the players ultimately be blamed?
I remain skeptical that we’ll have a baseball season considering all the measures necessary to make it safe (or safe as possible) for everyone involved. But I’m even more pessimistic about how the players will be viewed if there isn’t a season. Fans don’t like millionaires complaining about not making more money, even if there’s more to it than that.
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Thanks to WISE Sports Radio for allowing me to post this on my site, along with Mars Hill University (which sponsors the stream), Pat Ryan, and Vistanet for sponsoring my MLB segment.