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Labor Dispute News
It looks like we have our baseball! Let’s take a look at what led up to the announcement Monday evening.
The MLB Players Association has voted against the proposed 60 game season. The MLBPA Statement is here. Joel Sherman thinks Rob Manfred will have a telephone call with the owners tonight. (So what?) Well, they apparently decided to schedule the season. Bob Nightengale thinks Rob Manfred will not proceed to schedule a season, at least not in the next couple of days. (Apparently he was wrong about that.) MLB Trade Rumors discusses the topic in more than 140 characters, or 280, or whatever the heck it is. Buster Olney thinks this is all leading to mutually assured destruction. Trevor Bauer apparently agrees. In any event, the word on the street is that this is still not a done deal since there are still the issues about an agreement concerning health and safety protocols. Remember, these are the same baseball players who want to spit whenever they want to spit.
Other Baseball News
A-Rod and J. Lo are still trying to purchase the Mets. They have brought the co-founder of Body Armor sports drink on board. Does anybody believe that baseball franchises are not very profitable? Is baseball having a baby boom? John Means and his wife are expecting a baby boy. Bryce Harper and his wife, in turn, are expecting a baby girl.