Rob Manfred ‘Not Confident’ There Will be 2020 Baseball Season

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told Mike Greenberg he’s no longer confident there will be a 2020 baseball season “as long as there’s no dialogue” with the MLB Players Association.

“I’m not confident. I think there’s real risk; and as long as there’s no dialogue, that real risk is gonna continue,” Manfred said on ESPN’s The Return of Sports. “It’s just a disaster for our game, absolutely no question about it. It shouldn’t be happening, and it’s important that we find a way to get past it and get the game back on the field for the benefit of our fans.”

This is a drastic change from just last week when Manfred said there would “100% be a baseball season.”

An agent appears to share the same concerns:

If there isn’t a baseball season, it will be a disaster. And not for just this year. If the players and owners can’t get this done, there will be fans who they never get back.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. “No baseball” is NOT a disaster. Disasters are Covid, unemployment, homelessness, hunger and poverty. Baseball fans will discover countless new options for their time and money. Plus, obsessive sports fans can look forward to Summer NBA, fall football, NASCAR, soccer, softball, college sports etc. For a sport on a steady decline and perceived by millennials as slow and boring, players and owners are surprisingly arrogant.

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