Blake Snell is a dynamite pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. He's also passionate about the labor dispute between the MLB owners and the MLB Players Union.
If I have to choose a side in the MLB labor dispute, I side with the players. The owners/players agreed to a deal in March that would pay the players prorated salaries if the season started back up. Now, the owners are reneging on that deal.
Players are going to be asked to take a significant pay cut and assume ALL of the risk. That doesn't jive with me.
Player safety is the most important thing, but if I was a player and was risking getting the coronavirus, then you're damn right I want to be compensated for it.
Here's the thing, though, Blake Snell: The fans don't see it that way. They don't want to hear it. There's suffering going on throughout this country. Many people are sick, dying, have died, or have lost their job. The last thing they want to hear is a Major League Baseball player saying that he "won't be making shit."
Owners made this all public through strategically placed leaks. I get that and am bothered by it. That being said, let Tony Clark fight this battle behind closed doors. You're not helping the cause.