Just as baseball went on lockdown, MLB wiped all player faces off their site and replaced news stories with generic articles on the history of the game.
As the clock stopped at 12:01 am this morning, Major League Baseball went into lockdown on its players because a new deal with the ABC could not be reached. As a first step, Major League Baseball removed all MLBPA members from their database and website. Each image is only a gray avatar at this time, unless you are a player who is not in the player’s association. There are legal grounds behind it, but it really screams out loud just to break up with your girlfriend and take out all of your instagram energy. Here is a preview of what you are watching. It’s not even mean, it’s just stupid.
A few players like Jameson Taillon had a bit of fun changing his Twitter avi while also exposing how injured players can’t readjust in the right way now.
Beautiful! Here’s what the website looks like at the moment. The left column is hilarious.
There have been over a billion and a half dollars in signings this month (I’m sure Manfred was pissed off) and you have articles on Fernando Valenzuela and the best baseball road trips at the top of the website. league. If that’s not a microcosm of the stupidity of a sport, then I don’t know what it is.
Manfred’s letter to the folks completing Player Liability was tweeted late last night.
âThis defensive lockout was necessary because the Players Association’s vision for Major League Baseball would threaten the ability of most teams to be competitive. It just isn’t a viable option. From the start, MLBPA didn’t did not want to leave his starting position, compromise, or collaborate on solutions. “
It’s a mess. Today Manfred spoke to the media and tried to describe why free agency is bad. God forbid, a player works hard and is good enough to land a good contract. For Manfred this is all terrible, it all depends on the owners signing his checks to save money. The guy is the worst.
We are now entering a very dark winter of nothingness. The only thing that can basically happen right now is hiring a manager or a coach, so I guess the Mets will be in business since they don’t have one right now. We are probably looking at at least two months of struggle between owners and player unions before we get closer to a compromise. I really don’t think it will shorten the season since it doesn’t help anyone, but it’s not going to be fun a few months here.