- Irrelevant Dude
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There is nothing interesting about a .500 or sub-.500 team making a playoff run. This isn't the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I fear that Pandora's Box has already been opened though and the owners see money that they aren't going to leave on the table.
Stepping back a bit though, the relationship between players and owners is an absolute mess. I don't think there is any way they can come to terms on a new CBA without a significant strike. As much as I hate to miss out on baseball, it is time for the players to play hardball. The union should be advising everyone to save their 2021 money in preparation for a long work stoppage, because that is the only way the owners are going to come to their senses. A work stoppage won't be good for the game, but it is probably better than continuing on the current trajectory.
https://www.nj.com/yankees/2021/02/bide ... -says.html
President Joe Biden is trying to play ball. By asking Major League Baseball NOT to play ball.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports “senior officials” from the Biden administration spoke last week with MLB. However the MLB Players Association did not take part in those talks in order to avoid being “pressured into delaying the season.”
At least we know these guys are really prioritizing national safety here. It would be very unlike the government to side with business leveraging safety, National Safety, as cover
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