I can't take the MLB owners and MLBPA arguing like this. If Manfred is right, I will be TICKED. This ESPN story This is a case of GREEDY billionaires fighting with millionaires. Drives me nuts. Does anyone want to share their ideas for a season? Here is Bryce Harpers via Insta, for those of you that haven't seen it. I would be fine with it. Little parts I disagree with, but nothing huge.
Beyond the health and safety which comes first for all players, staff, workers, fans, and families. ⠀
Just an idea I have been thinking about.
East/West like NBA.
July 31 days
August 31 days
September 30 days
October 31 days
November 15 days
Off day every 2 weeks on a Monday and Sunday double header 7 innings. ⠀
30 players. 6 man rotation. Save arms. IF pitchers wanted this. If not no big deal. DH and any other ideas possible.⠀
2 week World Series. Like Super bowl week.
10 teams round robin format College World Series kinda style at the new Texas Stadium or whatever stadium/ stadiums are best. 3 game series. You win the series you move on. You lose you play the other loser in a 1 game wildcard. Winner of that moves on. Other team is out.
Or you could play it in Vegas so you have the Strip Hotels and could use one hotel for all the guys and contain possibly?
2 teams left 7 game World Series. They get 2 days off before the series. With those 2 days off you do a All Star Game and homerun derby. Could do the MLB awards as well at that time.
Open this up on all platforms. No blackouts. Open it for everybody to watch.
Then you back up season the next 2 years. May 1st 2021. April 1st 2022. Maybe I’m crazy. Just fun to think about and throw around ideas🤪
As a fan, I want as many games as possible. I don’t give a hoot about how much money it will make for a bunch of already rich people in the long run.
I can't see baseball being played in the middle of November or early December for the playoffs. I can see them getting 80 games in at most this year at this point and that would be generous. It's not a bad idea I'm just saying you might have to settle for way less games this year (believe me I want baseball back just as much as anyone else) and then we can see where we are next spring.
I'm pretty much done hearing about these rich owners crying poor, but still taking public money for their stadiums, improvements, etc. Sign a billion dollar deal for playoffs and then say they can't pay their electric bill? GTF out of here, what would these out of touch with reality douchebags do if they had to live like most of us? The owners and players make more in 1 season even at league minimum than a lot of people do in 10 years, STFU and figure it out
less 9 innings games well happen way before a 7 innings games the players union would never let of all the middle innings guys loose jobs
Pretty sure that so long as there are states with a thousand or more new covid cases a day, that nobody is going to be playing baseball in the mlb.
Not having any baseball this year is just bad it’s not good at all for the sport, players, and us fans. We will have a season at some point this year and if we don’t it will just hurt sport even more. I think the last offer that the mlb side put on the table has a chance to happen and sounded like more of a reasonable offer for the player union to consider. But let’s face it no baseball and no finish to the basketball season is just hurts all sides of sports, players, fans, right now I just don’t feel like this is America SDS really has a chance to shine even if they are limited because of the pandemic. One last big update to add some polish to the game and fix some off the gameplay issues that have been with us since release day would make a lot of us really happy but they gotta be smart about this kind of situation and that my friends feels like a roll of the dice. This country needs or sports back!!!
Glavine gave his advice... doesn’t seem like they’re heeding it.
I like the idea of the all star game and home run derby right before the World Series, similar to football. It also makes sense since they removed all importance from the all star game as well.