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Post by aceofspadeskb » May 28th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Is anyone else thoroughly enjoying watching them throw crap at a fan? What a lost opportunity to bring in some non-typical baseball fans. Even I would watch games on TV at this point, but no, they gotta fight over money.



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Post by Yossarian » May 28th, 2020, 1:24 pm

They are starving out their minor league players and farm system. They are really getting hurt in all of this. MLB, more than every other major sport, relies on an extensive minor league system for player development. There are very few players that are ready for playing at the highest level of baseball that are just two years removed from high school. These guys with no guaranteed, long-term contracts are getting pinched by both the players union and the owners. It is a stand-off of greed.
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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by Yossarian » June 3rd, 2020, 12:39 pm

It is more and more looking like there won't be MLB in 2020. The league rejected the players' union offer for season length and pay demands today (after the player's union rejected the league proposal). They also said that they will not make a counter-offer. They are at an impasse that does not look to be resolved. COVID-19 killed baseball, it would appear.



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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by GA_Aggie » June 3rd, 2020, 1:37 pm

So disappointing. Huge baseball fan myself and my kids keep asking when games are going to start. I'm very skeptical they're going to figure it out in time for a season this year. Everyone loses...



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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by sam tingey » June 3rd, 2020, 2:27 pm

bummer. i love going to raptors games. I assume if there is no MLB then there is no MiLB as well



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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by ProvoAggie » June 3rd, 2020, 2:38 pm

sam tingey wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 2:27 pm
bummer. i love going to raptors games. I assume if there is no MLB then there is no MiLB as well
Even if we do get MLB back this year I don't see anyway that MiLB comes back.



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Post by Yossarian » June 3rd, 2020, 5:37 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 2:38 pm
sam tingey wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 2:27 pm
bummer. i love going to raptors games. I assume if there is no MLB then there is no MiLB as well
Even if we do get MLB back this year I don't see anyway that MiLB comes back.
This is a tricky one because MLB relies so much on MiLB to fill roster spots when injuries occur and for expanded rosters at the end of the season. The poor minor league players are really getting the shaft in this deal. They don't have the big MLB player contracts to live on. Just a bad deal all around.



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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by Jjoey52 » June 5th, 2020, 6:38 pm

Both owners and players are very greedy, they need to realize it is not about them. This is going to hurt MLB much worse than 1994.


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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by 918AGG » June 8th, 2020, 12:01 pm

I love baseball, but as an Astros fan - this is perfect timing.

2021 seems like a great time to come back.
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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by sam tingey » June 8th, 2020, 12:15 pm

918AGG wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 12:01 pm
I love baseball, but as an Astros fan - this is perfect timing.

2021 seems like a great time to come back.
Eww! this is a terrible take.
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Re: Major League Baseball

Post by 918AGG » June 8th, 2020, 4:49 pm

sam tingey wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 12:15 pm
918AGG wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 12:01 pm
I love baseball, but as an Astros fan - this is perfect timing.

2021 seems like a great time to come back.
Eww! this is a terrible take.
Oh please. I'd rather watch nothing than watch my team get beaned a million times while watching the dog and pony show of every MLB player clutching his pearls and acting like his team doesn't also have a sign stealing system. Sue me.


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