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MLB unveils plan for drastic cut
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Posted By: EJKrausJr, 5/28/2020 6:44:49 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas — In order to run a sport, one must be able to wage battle on multiple fronts. Exhibit A occurred Thursday as, just seconds after running down the Players Association, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred turned his gaze toward the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, known to commoners as Minor League Baseball.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/28/2020 7:18:54 PM (No. 424766)
As another poster wrote earlier about schools, they can't just open back up like nothing happened, because that would prove that nothing had to be shut down in the first place. So apply that to just about everything else.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jennie C. 5/28/2020 8:01:13 PM (No. 424801)
MLB has wanted to get rid of the "farm system." for years, maybe decades. It's just an excuse.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel 5/28/2020 8:04:14 PM (No. 424805)
Like many medium sized cities, Louisville, Kentucky, has a beautiful ballpark downtown on the river. It will be sad to see it sitting there empty. We go a couple of times each summer and it is one of my favorite things to do.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 5/28/2020 8:09:20 PM (No. 424808)
It is time to end their anti-trust exemption so that others can field teams to fill the gap left behind. As it stands, if such teams prove profitable, MLB will just put a competing product in place that those teams will be unable to compete against.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: donnaclaire 5/28/2020 8:32:42 PM (No. 424818)
Check out what the 'Blue Wahoos' player/stadium in Pensacola is doing. Via AirBnB they've booked visitors (limited to ten) to stay at the stadium with amenities, etc. Innovative way to keep some money coming in while it's idle till games resume.
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