Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, February 2, 2022 -- "Escape Hatch"

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"This isn’t peace at any price. It’s time at any price. Having a lockout that affects the 2022 season when the fight over the 2020 season is fresh on fans’ minds is an error. This isn’t 2002 or 1998 or 1994, when baseball could place its audience on the line and be confident it would roll a seven. It needs some distance from [waves hands in disgust]. It needs money. It needs more Ohtani and Franco and Soto. It needs to build back goodwill."