Bernie on the Scene: Quit the Whining

Bernie on the Scene: Quit the Whining

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

LEADING OFF

I find this so ridiculous.

Grown men with a shiny toy worth at least a billion dollars and who are in in an exclusive fraternity that serves to stroke their huge egos and grown men playing a kid's game for millions of dollars are fighting about how to share an enormous amount of money that most people can only dream about. Spare me. Quit the whining.

In this financial tug of war between MLB owners and players, trust is nothing more than a five letter word. It went out the window between the two sides years ago.

In 1994, a terrible baseball strike ended the season before a World Series could be played. It was a scar on the game of baseball. Some fans never returned.

Now, it seems those in positions of power in baseball are content to play a game of "who blinks first" in public view. Both sides have dug in their expensive heels.

The answer is simple. If 80 games are played, the owners should pay the players for 80 games.

No more. No less. 

There is no way on earth owners can estimate or guesstimate how much money they will lose in playing to empty stadiums. There is no way to determine how much concession and parking money they will lose. So to all owners — stop it. Pay the players for the number of games played.

I don't think sharing the revenue will be accepted by the players. 

If 75 games are

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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