Bryce Harper has a backup plan if Main League Baseball and the gamers union cannot come to an settlement on compensation for a pandemic-shortened season.
Harper instructed Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson on his “Outside the Lane” podcast on Saturday that he would wish to don the inexperienced and white if can’t play for the Philadelphia Phillies this season.
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“If baseball doesn’t come back, I’ll just go play for the Eagles,” Harper stated jokingly.
Harper and Johnson had amusing after the remark.
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In all seriousness, baseball doesn’t seem near coming to an settlement on salaries to begin the season.
Baseball gamers instructed MLB extra talks to begin the season throughout the pandemic are pointless and stated homeowners ought to order a return to work, which might probably spark prolonged litigation and kickoff one other conflict between the two sides.
The union’s motion over the weekend may result in a 50-game season quite than an 82-game season.
Gamers and MLB agreed to a deal March 26 calling for prorated salaries. Gamers have insisted they need to not have to simply accept extra cuts.
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“Players want to play. It’s who we are and what we do,” union chief Tony Clark stated. “Since March, the association has made it clear that our No. 1 focus is playing the fullest season possible, as soon as possible, as safely as possible. Players agreed to billions in monetary concessions as a means to that end, and in the face of repeated media leaks and misdirection, we made additional proposals to inject new revenues into the industry — proposals that would benefit the owners, players, broadcast partners, and fans alike. It’s now become apparent that these efforts have fallen upon deaf ears.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.