With the NHL setting a return format and the NBA getting a date pinned down and their season restarted, the pressure now lies on MLB to get their season going. MLB owners have sent a proposal that the player's union hasn't budged on... yet.
The problem with this is that baseball players aren't going to take another cut. In fact, the MLBPA is pushing for more games along with the pay cuts out. Will the owners accept?
Personally, I don't think it will happen. The skepticism also grows by the day. The MLB owners will never budge on giving the players more money and the players will never budge on what they're asking for, even if it comes at the cost of the season.
Unfortunately, this will put a damper on the hopes of growing the game of baseball. With the Astros cheating scandal taking over sports headlines and the steroid era still having its lingering effects, this current predicament will not do MLB any justice. It will neglect fans who are forced to deal with rising ticket prices and hurt any chance of bringing new fans in.
If baseball is to grow for the near future, it needs a compromise to come in as soon as possible. Unfortunately, both sides plan on trying to get what they want, with the fans being left in the cold.
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