Thursday, March 19, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, March 19, 2020 -- "Poof"

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"Service time, of course, is going to be the watchword for these next few months, and as we have these conversations, it’s important to remember that this conversation doesn’t fit neatly into our 'players good, management bad' model. This stoppage isn’t happening because of a lockout or a strike, but because of a public health emergency, a global pandemic, that makes not playing baseball games the best thing for everyone involved. Both the players and the teams are, and please take this word in context, victims of the current circumstances."