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  1. I could be wrong, but, im pretty sure soccer is gaining in popularity in the USA, so not really sure what youre talking about. Even in Canada, soccer has the most registered players throughout the country (more than hockey). Beyond that, there is a reason why MLS is able to keep putting out new teams. The sport is growing and they are obviously making money. Hell, look at Atlanta (the last place i would expect to love soccer) they are constantly selling out the Mercedes Benz Stadium (over 42k)... Youre hatred for a sport isnt reflection of Americas view of it.
  2. Right? bite the bullet today to prosper for the next 20+ years. Don't bite the bullet? Well, the next 20 years aint gonna be much fun financially for the owners. Im already loosing interest.. and this is coming from a life long die hard baseball fan. What a turn off this has been..
  3. According to Mr.Passan: "The MLBPA is making a proposal to MLB for a season of around 89 games with a full prorated share of salary and expanded playoffs, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. It would bring the sides closer to a potential deal and is ~25 games under the last union offer. The proposal is for 89 games, not around 89, and is 25 fewer than the union’s last proposal of 114 games at full pro rata, sources tell ESPN."
  4. 30 yrs old here. All my friends (roughly same age) claim baseball is boring and they will not attend games, do not follow it but will occasionally play it because you know.. hitting dingers is fun. But i agree with you.. many find this sport we all love an old mans game and boring to say the least. Definitely find NFL as one of the most boring sports on planet Earth. Just goes to show you it is all about preference.
  5. 48? lol. Also, now, with the talk of a possibility that some teams will be able to house fans at home games, it isnt going to help the owners case in these negotiations. I can not speak for everybody, but, i am slowly beginning to just not care if there is baseball this season.
  6. Understood. That is my point when suggesting they are negotiating like children and not men. I am by no means a business man, and certainly not somebody with pockets deep enough to own a sports franchise, yet, even i understand the ramifications a lost season (and even a 50 game season) would have on their finances moving forward and the loss of interest that will accumulate within the fan base. This really isnt rocket science. Short term loss. Long term gain. Come on.. *shrug*
  7. MLS has given the green light for full team training. The unfortunate reality is we will all be living with this virus out there for the foreseeable future. We gotta deal with it.
  8. I get that. I know it is still out there, but, the reality is, even with it out there, soccer leagues in Italy, England, Spain, Portugal, Germany (among many others like Belarus who never even stopped playing) have either already begun playing again, or have official start up dates. The NHL has announced an official plan to return. The NBA has announced an official date to restart. MLS literally announced today that they have approved team training. The virus isnt going away.. i get that.. but if all these other countries/leagues/teams/players are capable of moving on with the virus still out there, why cant MLB? Why are they so different? They arent.
  9. NBA has approved plan and is officially returning. NHL has offically approved its playoff plan and return to play. MLB has lost its chance to do something big. They could have already been in Spring Training 2.0 if they had of just negotiated like men, and not children.
  10. To some, loosing your business is loosing your life. Especially when those businesses are decades in the making (and yes, i recognize the difference between the stoppage of a heart and the stoppage of money flow)
  11. Yup, Agreed. I was a little kid when 94 happened. I dont remember anything about it. I grew up in a Euro/soccer household but grew a love for baseball. I am now beginning to understand what those fans in 94 felt. I am already slowing turning my back on the MLB, but because a lack of love, but, a disgust towards both the union and the owners. I fail to understand how it is the NHL, NBA, MLS, Euro soccer, among other things are capable of getting plans together to resume their years.. but baseball is bickering over $.. At the end of the day, they are very short sighted in the situation, neither will be making a ton of $ next year and for years to come if they lose this season. and quite possibly even if they play an embarrassing 50 game schedule.
  12. Well, the players have officially signed off on the realignment proposed earlier in this stand off. 3 divisions consisting of 10 teams per. Teams will all use home ball parks. Teams will only play teams within their divisions. It would make sense for either a 72 game season (each team plays each other 8 times) or an 81 game season (each team plays each other 9 times)
  13. Lets see where this counter offer goes... If the union is set on having the season begin June 30th, this will be a make or break week for the 2020 MLB season. I personally believe (not that it matters) that a deal gets done in the next week or so, i think the players/owners are human.. and they are hearing all the stories either through ESPN/other media source/family/friends about the long term affect a lost season would have on them. No one in this situation can think short term, and because of that, i do believe both sides will man up, negotiate, and get it done for the betterment of their futures, the games future and the players of tomorrow.
  14. Agreed, even more so if the NBA, NHL, NFL, NCAA, European soccer leagues, MLS, Nascar, UFC, PGA, etc etc are all happening during the pandemic. Baseball will not recover from that.
  15. Obviously, i can not speak for everybody. But, i am certainly extremely optimistic we will have a baseball season. Truthfully, i think both the union and the league realize baseball can not survive another lost season when the other major leagues are doing their parts and trying to get back to it. Curious how long these negotiations last. Various sources are suggesting it will be a rather quick one, which, i think needs to happen if the MLB plans on getting started first week of July when taking into consideration the spring training 2.0 process.