News About Labor Negotiations
The Players Association counter offered at 70 games plus a split of the playoff revenues. The parties to the negotiation are moving closer together. Apparently Rob Manfred had to do a lot of hand holding with certain reluctant owners even to get to the 60 games. The owners are supposedly so angry about this counter proposal that they won’t answer for a while. Tony Clark has elaborated upon the MLBPA position that there is no agreement of any kind. “This needs to be over.” Says Rob Manfred, who is auditioning for the role of Captain Obvious. It looks like we’re back to “Agree with me or I will implement the shorter season without your input.” These guys are really passive aggressive.
Junteenth Related News
Howie Kendrick appears in a video with other black baseball players supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Torii Hunter elaborated that racism isn’t confined to Boston or to Boston Red Sox fans. It’s family and society. At 5:30 P.M. eastern time the MLB Network will air “MLB Tonight: A Conversation” to honor the Juneteenth holiday. This is the holiday regarding the official end of slavery in the United States. Torii Hunter, Cameron Maybin, and Tony Reagins will be in it. Clayton Kershaw issued a statement on the eve of Juneteenth that he is committed to taking a stand and “affecting change.”
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Something To Do
Here is the recipe for Jaye Maddon’s Savory Sopa. It looks simple enough.