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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Unvaccinated Yankees, Mets players will be able to play home games as NYC mayor to drop mandate, per report

On Thursday, New York City mayor Eric Adams is expected to announce the private-sector COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be reversed specifically for performers and athletes in local venues, according to Politico’s Sally Goldenberg. The reversal will allow unvaccinated New York Yankees and New York Mets players to play home games.

Here are more details from Goldenberg:

Just last week Adams said there wouldn’t be any special carveouts for athletes.

“Everyone is focused on the sports area. They’re focusing on one person. I’m focusing on 9 million people,” the mayor said on March 16. “I’m not looking at one person. I’m looking at my city not closing down again.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 24, 2022 at 11:51 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, mets, vaccines, yankees

Friday, June 05, 2020

Inside MLB’s financials fight—and the numbers to solve it

And there you have it. Distilled to the simplest form, Major League Baseball is in crisis because of a $326 million problem.

The players will say: That is $10,880,000 per team, or the cost of a decent No. 4 starter. And they are right.

The owners will say: That is another $326,400,000 on top of the $3.5 billion we are already set to lose. And though there is no publicly available documentation to substantiate those claims, the lack of gate revenues alone is a significant enough blow that some sympathetic to the union acknowledge the league’s finances have been hampered.

Now comes the difficult part. The negotiating endpoints have been established. So has the chasm between the parties.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 05, 2020 at 01:53 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

MLBPA proposes 114-game season in counterproposal

DOA.

The union remains steadfast that players should receive their full prorated salaries, while MLB’s plan included significant pay cuts that affected the highest-paid players the most but covered all levels.

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 02, 2020 at 03:07 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus

 

 

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