The global pandemic we are dealing with is a true tragedy, today we passed 100,000 people dead from the virus (a number which I think is MUCH LARGER than what they are saying). That’s another story for another time. I am a huge sports fan, I have always been. My favorite sport is cycling, but we know that’s not the sport it is in Europe; football, basketball, tennis, golf, baseball, even hockey I love to follow. I am not as big a baseball fan as I was when I was a kid, but then again I a big football fan, but not a crazed fan!
So what is the story with baseball? I don’t fault these guys for making as much money as they can–their shelf life is limited. There are only a handful of people in the world who can play Major League Baseball and god bless them let them make as much as they can. What is going on now is truly a travesty, baseball is as American as apple pie, I know that’s cliche but it’s true. The fact that they can’t come to an agreement to just play baseball is such a travesty. The owners are being greedy, I am totally on the players side, but they are crying poverty.
WHY? MLB is a license to print money. It is a protected monopoly end of story. Why do we pay $12 for a hot dog and $15 for a beer–total bullshit. I understand by not having fans in the ballpark there is a source of revenue that is diminished, but quite frankly the money is in the TV contract! Everyone’s eyes will b GLUED to the TV, the owners and TV networks will be able to charge more for the product than ever. I just don’t get it.
The NFL, NHL, pro golfers have all seemed to figure it out, but WTF is wrong with these baseball people. It’s frustrating to hear day after day how many people have filed for unemployemnt but the guy who was supposed to make $35 million will only make $10M this year? Should I feel bad about this or just shake my head. Baseball owner should get their heads out of their ass.
LET’S GET IT TOGETHER BASEBALL!