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    Boss_DawgBoss_Dawg Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The players AND the owners need to step up here and deliver a product to the sports starved fans.

    Millionaires and Billionaires should be able to figure out how to pay back the common folks who have supported them to the tune of tax dollar augmented stadiums for the owners and high ticket prices that allow the players to be paid CEO money.

    Our citizens need a win. Deserve a win in an otherwise crappy year. America's so-called pastime should deliver.

    PS...As a season ticket holder, I do not believe we are getting refunds (without a fight, anyway). If the season doesn't happen, or is pro-rated I would expect them to try to roll the money into next year like they do with playoff tickets. So someone is making money off of all of the season ticket holders money right now.

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    cf_ugamancf_ugaman Posts: 1,438 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    well sounds like we are at an impasse... latest update is the PA isnt going to accept the latest offer. I dont get how we have all these other sports coming back and baseball might be the only one that isnt

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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,923 mod

    I will never take the side of billionaires over millionaires, but I know if there’s no baseball this year I’ll never go to another pro game ever again

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    Boss_DawgBoss_Dawg Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The sad thing about this is the heads of all major sports (MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL...not sure about NHL) have been on conference calls together with the governors of every state they have teams in since the end of February. They have been coordinating with the governors on safety measures, opening dates and were way ahead of the curve regarding getting the most relevant studies on virus projections. How the MLB is the only league that can't figure this out with equal information shows how dis-functional the union/league relationship really is. It's not an easy problem to solve, but the economics of it, along with the tradition of it, make it a problem that deserved better leadership than this has gotten. The other leagues have proven that it doesn't need to be the same to make fans happy. Just show a strong effort on both sides to show appreciation for the fans.

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    SavageSavage Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Dude, idc who's richer. Just sayin, it's pretty stank. They play a game for a living.....a very lucrative living

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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,923 mod

    Sounds like you care a little. Just remember these billionaires aren’t risking their health for this. Also the players can only make this money for so long. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but I’m always going to side with labor over corporate overlords

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    SavageSavage Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited June 2020

    Do I care?? If course I care, there ain't SHITE on tv. I need some live American team sports!

    And risking their health?? Cumon bro, I know you're more woke than that.

    If I could live on my college budget the way I did, they should be able to manage quite comfortably for the rest of their lives....and if they can't then prob didn't deserve it in the first place

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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,923 mod
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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,923 mod

    Well you said you didn’t care who was richer. And if you need some live sports, tell these owners to step up and pay up.

    And yes, risking their health. Risking getting the corona, giving it to their families, so yes they are taking risks. Has nothing to do with being woke or not

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    SavageSavage Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    PlayHurtPlayHurt Posts: 999 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Owners take all the financial risks. Crybaby players have ruined it. I almost completely stopped watching after the players’ last strike, now I won’t waste any more time & money on mlb. Bye bye.

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    AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 6,761 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Off topic alert:

    Kills me how you younger guys don't put final periods on your posts. I understand that's the way now, with texts and everything else. I get it. It's just hard to look at.

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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,923 mod

    Fair enough. Hoping both parties can find a compromise otherwise baseball is basically committing suicide

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    GeorgiaGirlGeorgiaGirl Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The 48-52 game season is going to be imposed Monday (I'd say it's at 99.9% now) and after that the MLBPA is going to file a grievance in which honestly, I'm not sure they're going to win, if it is in writing that "we will renegotiate in the case of no fans" and the owners can prove in court that they're losing more money than the players think without fans in the stands.

    Only thing I'm hearing right now though when I'm thinking about this from both sides is...

    Money money money money

    More money

    Mooonnnnnnneeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Money

    In a year of a global pandemic where you're probably going to see a number of white collar job people laid off later this year and already have a lot of unemployment.

    Even though it's going to be a shorter season, I hope they just go ahead and start earlier. It's going to pretty much be an exhibition season anyway, so let's start sometime in mid July and get it over with.

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    LD10LD10 Posts: 434 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Looked at my cable bill today and noticed they are still charging a fee for sports channel such as ESPN etc. I'm thinking they should have suspended this fee since no sports have been on for 3 months. Debating on calling my provider.

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    SavageSavage Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    KaseyKasey Posts: 28,923 mod

    Anyone have any thoughts about the Braves players sitting out the season?

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    TeddyTeddy Posts: 7,109 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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