Baseball fans, I’ve got some potentially bad news.
We could be entering a three-year window in which there is no full baseball season. The next 162-game regular season might not happen until 2023.
Selfishness and greed are the reasons. The owners and players deserve the blame.
We know 2020 already is going to be watered down, if it happens at all.
Now we need to remember that the current Collective Bargaining Agreement ends in December 2021. However, the players’ union already is on record saying a strike could happen at some point next season.
Let’s imagine the strike wiping out the remainder of the 2021 season (anyone else old enough to remember 1994?) and the owners then retaliating by locking out the players ensuring that there likely won’t be a deal in time to start the 2022 season when it should.
Considering the boneheaded way the owners and players handled how to structure the 2020 season and the evident animosity between the two sides would anyone be surprised?
Three straight seasons.