Let’s call it what it is: Lockout

With the acrimony between Major League Baseball ownership and the Players Association reaching hull-crushing depths, and hopes for a 2020 season being eroded more and more by the leaked memo or letter, it’s time to stop seeing this as anything other than what it is: an owner-induced labor stoppage. A lockout.

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Sunday Night Tampering: When broadcast banter becomes conflict of interest

ESPN has long been the subject of scrutiny when it comes to the appearance of conflict of interest. The worldwide leader didn’t do much to help acquit themselves Sunday night. Neither did Major League Baseball.

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