Regular followers know that I think Baseball is horribly broken, and have been looking for something to mix things up.
I personally have not missed baseball at all. Not one bit. ZE-RO. Nada.
Why? Because the version of baseball we were served in the 2010’s was AWFUL. It was the worst decade for Interesting Moments since the 1930s. If you are a Cubs fan, congrats. Everyone else fell asleep.
So for me, I’d just as soon not have the 2020 season at all. There’s even HBO MAX as of tomorrow in case Netflix, Amazon. Hulu, Disney+, 11 Star Wars movies and 700+ hours of Star Trek couldn’t keep you busy on top of the entire internet, one million podcasts, and BOOKS. (I just read End Of October, which is not at all about baseball. Actually baseball is mentioned once I believe). Maybe I will start Mets Police Book Club.
players bristled at the notion of taking further pay reductions — particularly ones that would affect the highest-paid players (via ESPN)
….but before you go ripping the players, consider that maybe the owners are trying to drive a wedge between the players. We’ve seen unions break up in other sports.
This news comes just hours after SNY Baseball Insider tweeted
Owners/MLB have had enough talks with the players side to make a proposal that can at least lead to quick dialogue. Apart, but not irresolvable. Those talks continue today, and there’s still no reason to expect anything but agreement and baseball.
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) May 26, 2020
Anyway, I’m happy as a clam (are clams happy) without baseball and discussing old yearbook covers. Maybe SNY can make even more content around 1986 for me not to watch.
Let’s let this whole thing burn for a year, maybe two – and maybe Baseball can come back with a version of itself that is fan friendly, less expensive, and not a 4 hour slog of relief pitchers. If not….hey I don’t miss it. I am not the least bit bored.