Baseball is back, it seems

Whether the players like it or not, it looks like there’s going to be a baseball season this summer. Well, something resembling a baseball season.

On Monday night, the long, ugly back-and-forth labour battle between Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association appeared to be on the verge of ending. Despite push-back from the players (and no deal signed by the PA), MLB is going forward with plans for a 60-game season.
The goal for MLB is to have players report for “spring” training on July 1 and to have a season started by late-July.

Source: Owners plan to implement 60-game season once union responds to two questions posed in statement.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 23, 2020

The PA didn’t vote in favour of MLB’s last offer, which featured a season that they deemed to be too short and pro-rated salaries. The big sticking point for the players, though, was voting in favour of that deal would have also resulted in them waiving their ability to file a grievance.
It seems inevitable the PA will file a grievance against the league for negotiating in bad faith throughout …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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