Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, November 30, 2021 -- "Lockout"

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"Players don’t lose paychecks in an offseason lockout, and owners don’t turn away customers. Shutting down the baseball business is a hassle, but it’s just not that big a deal for fans. MLB has never lost a regular-season game to its three prior lockouts (1973, in addition to 1976 and 1990)."