Breaking: MLB and players union are closing in on an agreement to play the 2020 season, via players. Deal expected to be for prorated pay and include expanded playoffs.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 17, 2020
Right now we’ve got a title bout for the ages in a classic source off between baseball insiders. Jon Heyman breaks the news and Jeff Passan RT’s an unverified ESPN account saying they only met and their’s no deal done, pissed he didn’t get the scoop first.
They first met yesterday, according to source. Unclear what came of it just yet. https://t.co/C2aHfvuW0s
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) June 17, 2020
Then Passan follows it up with a passive aggressive “no deal is done” they’re just talking with no credit to Jon Heyman for scooping the fuck out of him. Passan playing the Adam Schefter “I just got scooped” playbook to perfection.
Major League Baseball has sent a new proposal to the MLB Players Association, sources tell ESPN. No deal is done, but with Rob Manfred and Tony Clark having met, this is seen as significant progress considering where the parties were 48 hours ago.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 17, 2020
Fuck it. Deals done. Sunday 1:05 baseball getting a buzz on into a McGillans Karaoke Sunday: ACTIVATED (probably no fans allowed in the stadium, but trying to remain positive).
This is going to be the best season of baseball ever. The purists, for which there are many, hate the idea of 50-70 games, but the ones that understand entertainment know this is exactly what baseball needs to attract more eyeballs. Guess what baseball you’re boring. Realize it, fix it, and move on before your fan base dies and the NBA steals your season and murders the sport forever.
The Wooderboys Pod // 6.16
– Rob Manfred 100% not 100% MLB returns
– Killing Baseball then fixing baseball
– McGwire & Sosa: A Bukkake of Home runs
– Kyrie Irving Comments
– Vinny Chase finally gets Queens Blvd #YouKiddingMeIAmQueensBoulevard
— The Wooderboys (@wooderboys) June 16, 2020
Every single game matters now and every team is in it from the get go. Doesn’t matter if you’re a longshot or favorite. Why? Because of variance. I don’t know what variance means, but the guys at FanGraphs do and they’re a lot smarter than I am. Just last year the eventual World Champ Nationals went 19-31 in their first 50.
Also, if you’re looking for some MVP futures rush to the counter now and get those Bryce Harper MVP tickets in because Bryce is an animal in the early months.
I can’t wait for a cool Fall 50 degree October day listening to some Phil’s 1:05 day baseball, Sixers NBA Finals at 9, with a two TV setup for Sunday Night Football Eagles vs. 49ers.
Bryce Bombs! Get ya Bryce Bombs Here!