We may have sports! The key word in that sentence is "may", because MLB owners just approved a proposal to get back to baseball in July. There won't be any fans, but they will be slowly let in. There will be a universal DH, expanded playoffs, and pay cuts involved as well. Sounds good, right? Here's why the proposal might fail.
That pay cut may not be a good thing for players to take in. Granted, MLB will only have 82 games under the current proposal. However, the MLBPA doesn't sound too keen on approving this. MLBPA head Tony Clark seems to have indicated opposition towards the proposal. There are also contract incentives (i.e. innings pitched and making the World Series) that come with the player's contracts.
There's also the state and local governments that will have the final say. With states like California and New York likely extending their stay-at-home orders and not permitting events, what will happen to teams like the Dodgers or Yankees? What will happen to the Toronto Blue Jays if the travel restriction between the United States and Canada is not lifted? These are questions that will be asked in the next few days.
I want baseball to come back. Believe me, I need some sports in my life right now. However, the current proposal might not be enough to get MLB back on the playing field. These next few days will be telling of where MLB is headed regarding this season.
My life! Food, sports, school. It's what it is!