Over the last few months my feelings toward Major League Baseball have gone through what feels like a journey through the 5 Stages of Grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. With what appears to be no end in sight to the negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA, I look back on the last monthContinue reading “Five Thoughts At Five: Moments In Time”
From day one of the shutdown, one thing has dominated the conversation, leaks. Each side is doing it and each of them have one main reason for doing so, public opinion and public pressure.
On April 9, 1865 General Robert E. Lee famously admitted, “there is nothing left me to do but to go see General Grant, and I would rather die a thousand deaths.” In Appomattox Court House that afternoon Lee met with Grant and agreed upon surrender, with certain concessions for his men; they would be fullyContinue reading “The Appomattox Court House of Baseball”
It’s a tale as old as time, or at least one that has existed since players began taking to ball fields in an organized fashion and especially ever since they have been paid to do so. The battle between players and owners has been been the topic of countless arguments, potential game stoppages, lock-outs, strikes,Continue reading “Baseball’s Civil War”
A suffering country, filled to the brim with people of all types enduring devastation economically on a scale none of us have ever seen, is going to have a very short fuse for the infighting of Millionaires (real or perceived) vs Billionaires (again, real or perceived).
How many of you have ever been in a fight with someone? I am not limiting the answer to this to a question strictly about physical altercations. This isn’t the same thing as have you ever taken a punch? It could have been argument with a friend, teacher, co-worker, loved one or even stranger. IContinue reading “The Battle To “Save” Baseball”