Baseball Corridor of Famer Tom Glavine warned players who’re concerned about taking one other salary lower to begin the coronavirus-affected 2020 season.
Glavine, in an interview printed Tuesday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stated players must be ready to take so much of blame if the season doesn’t begin.
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“If it were to come down to an economic issue and that’s the reason baseball didn’t come back, you’re looking at a situation similar to the strike of ’94 and ’95 as far as fans are concerned,” Glavine advised the newspaper. “Even if players were 100 percent justified in what they were complaining about, they’re still going to look bad.”
A proposed 50-50 income break up, even after the players already agreed to take a pay lower, is a “scary proposition” to the MLB Players’ Affiliation, Glavine stated, including that players ought to chorus from speaking about it on social media or wherever else. He in contrast it with the interviews he gave in the course of the 1994-95 players strike.
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“The accessibility thing was a miscalculation on my part,” Glavine advised the Atlanta Journal-Structure. “I just felt like if I did an interview on the radio or TV, if I had five or 10 minutes, I could make somebody understand what was going on and come to our side. That just wasn’t going to happen.”
Blake Snell, the 2018 American League Cy Younger Award winner, was amongst those that have just lately expressed their considerations about taking part in.
“Y’all gotta understand, man, for me to go, for me to take a pay cut is not happening, because the risk is through the roof, it’s a shorter season, less pay,” he stated throughout a Twitch livestream final week. “I gotta get my money. I’m not playing unless I get mine, OK? And that’s just the way it is for me. Like, I’m sorry you guys think differently, but the risk is way the hell higher and the amount of money I’m making is way lower, why would I think about doing that? Like you know, I’m just, I’m sorry.”
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Snell later advised the Tampa Bay Times he knew his feedback would make him look “greedy,” however clarified that he was targeted on his personal security.
Glavine stated he understood the considerations of players.
“I understand that a big part for all of us in getting back to our normal is to have sports back. But you can’t dismiss a player’s concern for his health or his family’s health any more than you would dismiss your own concerns,” Glavine stated, including that he wouldn’t be a agency no on not taking part in however could be fearful about probably bringing the virus again dwelling to his household.”