The MLB Players Association is expected to reject the proposed sliding scale pay reduction. The sliding scale pay reduction is panned by this writer as an attempt to create a divide between the richer players and the not so rich players. Several other writers took this position yesterday. While this writer, on the other hand, thinks it is an ineffective strategy. He turns around and suggests that a divide might be possible between the rich owners and the even richer owners. (Even the writers are divided, so if the purpose was to confuse everybody it is working.) Obviously, Major League ball players are going to spit.
Not So Obvious News
At least the warring parties have managed to agree on the universal designated hitter.
The Angels have opened their facilities in both Anaheim and Tempe for limited workouts. Players must use proper social distancing and the maximum size of a group is four. The Angels Baseball Foundation awarded 24 college scholarships.