President Joe Biden is reportedly trying to delay the start of the MLB season, but those efforts seem to be falling short. According to reports, spring training is expected to start on time, despite pressure to stop.
Remember “Flatten the curve”? Good times.
When Biden administration officials spoke with #MLB last week, the MLBPA— Sports Business Journal (@sbjsbd) February 4, 2021
did not participate in the conversation, believing it would be pressured into delaying the season. The union scheduled its “own discussion with the same officials for a later date.”https://t.co/7Iyeg7C6MJ pic.twitter.com/ie7FTzev77
The president of the players association Tony Clarke and the rest of the committee didn’t participate in talks with the Biden administration because there’s nothing to discuss. President Biden said himself that there’s little he can do to slow the virus, so that essentially means he’s asking the American people and Major League Baseball to put things on hold for no reason.
Maybe some people weren’t aware that Biden doesn’t have a clue how to stop the COVID outbreak, but we knew. The guy complained tirelessly about Trump’s lack of leadership, and now Biden’s leadership consists of asking us to wear a mask the way we did before and to postpone baseball.
MLB lost billions of dollars with no fan presence in 2020, so they’re defying pressure to close up shop now the way they should’ve done last year.
MLBPA released the following statement:
The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement on Players’ commitment to begin the 2021 season on time: pic.twitter.com/WCYtaeVqmH— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) February 2, 2021
This statement means that the players association is tired of losing money behind failing science. These players and representatives were told if protocols were followed, their lives would return to normal and that money would start to flow once again. They were lied to, and so were the American people.
If Major League Baseball is finally standing up to the federal government and gets this season rolling on time, then it seems the nation is finally healing after all.