By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Major League Baseball is not playing around. They are going to force the MLBPA’s hand.
The owners want there to be a season in 2020. However, Tony Clark’s led players claim that they want to play.
Yet, while they insist that they want to play, Clark and his group has rejected all of the MLB offers. Sadly, nobody could have gotten their act together.
This is America’s Pastime. Yet, since the 1994 strike, baseball has not been America’s sport anymore. The NFL is the premiere sport in the United States.
If you are not aware, the 1994 strike started August 12, 1994 and began through the rest of the 1994 season. This including the postseason, which was the first-time since the 1904 World Series that there was no Fall Classic.
The strike lasted 232 days, before ending on April 2, 1995.
Major League Baseball is asking the players to give them an answer on Tuesday, June 23rd, by 5 pm. If they do respond, then there will be baseball beginning in July.
Like the rest of the sports world, the coronavirus has caused havoc. As a result, the original 162-game schedule has been ripped up.
Now, we’re looking at a 60-game schedule that will potentially start in July. If the MLBPA agrees to the health protocols, we’re going to have baseball at some point in the end of July. The projected starting point of the season will be the weekend of July 24-26.
Also, MLB will not be playing in a bubble like other sports teams, like the NBA and MLS, who will be operating in Orlando, Florida. It was first believed that Florida and Arizona would be the bubble locations for MLB.
However, it appears like the teams may play in their home locations without fans. Without fans in attendance, these owners are taking a huge loss as there are no ticket sales, concession sales, approx. 50% loss in merchandise sales compared to home games, and parking.
All that lost money traditionally has went to paying for the players salaries.
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