Greg Ambrosius wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:11 am
Is it just me, or is it hard to fathom that there still isn't any resolution to the upcoming baseball season?
I mean, the players said "Where and When" 10 days ago and asked the commissioner to mandate the length of the season so that players could head to spring training 2.0 last Monday and play through Sept. 27th. That might have been 70+ games. Instead, there followed with a face-to-face meeting, an offer by the owners, a counter offer from the players and then a stalemate. The players likely would have resoundingly voted NO last night on the 60-game proposal from the owners, but then Manfred had to make one last ditch offer.
So we sit here again today waiting for what that offer could be. And the debate here continues whether we should scrap the entire NFBC season or not. Again, once we know exactly what baseball plans to do and if the players buy into that plan or not then we'll act quickly. But all of these leaked new offers is getting old and in the end the virus is likely going to win out.
I'm not going to lie, as a die-hard baseball fan I'm just worn out by all of this. I've sick of waiting for the next baseball negotiating news. This should have been resolved more than a month ago. It's obvious that the owners have run out the clock better than Phil Ford could have done with Dean Smith's 4 Corner Offense at North Carolina. There now isn't even enough days to have a 70+ game season and I think the players are ready to allow a mandated season, while quickly filing a billion dollar grievance. The only ones who will win or profit from this 2020 MLB season are the lawyers. And yes, THERE WILL BE LAWYERS.
I'm pretty sure I know how all of this is going to play out, so for those few folks who keep emailing me and sending me Tweets to refund their teams yesterday, trust me I've heard you the first time. I understand the situation. I also don't know what the final situation is yet because baseball keeps playing this out like a bad soap opera that just won't kill off the hot mistress. And trust me, there is no hot mistress in this story.
Give us an answer today Robbie Manfred. Please. Kill off the sport today rather than continue with this soap opera. Just do it so we can all take our losses and go home. We beg of you.
It's not just you, Greg.
Manfred 100% guarantees baseball this year.
Five days later, he bemoans that there may not be a season.
The players say there will be no more counter offers.
Then counter a 60 game, 100% pro rata from the owners.
The National writers want to be the first to report any news.
So the owners and players leak whatever they want to read in print. And they print it.
This movie is filled with many super villians.
Not to mention the continuous summer flight of the vultures overhead.
There is always fear that these Corona Vultues can swoop down at any time.
Here we are months later, waiting for the Super Hero that we know will never come.
A Super Hero armed for battling Greed and Corona does not exist.
This should have been settled with 120-140 games.
They should be playing right now.
Some stadiums would have 50% capacity to help the owners fill their pockets.
Instead, here we are.
Watching what we've watched all Summer.
Movies without good guys, suck.