UPDATE: Monday, 6/15, 6:03 p.m.
We’re going to have baseball this year. Unfortunately, we’re getting it because the owners are selfish money grubbers bent on either destroying the union and/or the sport, in that order.
Saturday afternoon, the union officially rejected the latest proposal from MLB and seemingly ended any further negotiations.
Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/d1p3Oj4K70— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 13, 2020
Stating that they want to know by Monday how many games will be required, it looks like the season, whatever dusty husk is left, will soon be underway.
Not to be outdone, the owners issued a statement of their own:
Major League Baseball has issued a statement in response to the MLB Players Association asking the league to set a schedule for the 2020 season rather that continue discussions on a return-to-play scenario. pic.twitter.com/a27ODsmplQ— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 14, 2020
Ah yes, this “very difficult financial situation” that these poor owners are curr—
BREAKING: MLB and Turner Sports have agreed to a new billion dollar deal for the network to continue broadcasting an LCS and the playoffs, The Post has learned.https://t.co/ZJp92Hcqym— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) June 13, 2020
It’s an ugly end to this “negotiation”, but the small shred of light is that there will be baseball.