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Monday, December 06, 2021

Major League Baseball is headed for a lockout. Is Ted Cruz the only one who can stop it?

If Cruz truly wants to take action to punish Manfred and the league’s owners, he can.

The league’s collective bargaining agreement expires in December. With relations between owners and the players’ union chilly at best, fans are bracing for the possibility that owners could lock out players before the 2022 season could start.

Cruz and the Senate could take the lockout card off the table. Under the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, lockouts would be banned, unless employees already had gone on strike.

The players’ union has publicly supported the PRO Act. The league has said nothing, aware that the number of senators currently committed to vote yes is not enough to win.

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), who shepherded the PRO Act through the House of Representatives, said he has no idea whether the bill can pass the Senate.

“The Senate is not a functioning legislative body at this point,” Scott told The Times.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 06, 2021 at 08:03 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: December 06, 2021 at 08:26 PM (#6056447)
If there were any union that Ted Cruz would stand up for, it would be a union where the members earn multi million dollar salaries. That said...he'll do nothing here.
   2. Rally Posted: December 06, 2021 at 09:40 PM (#6056457)
Doubt Todd Cruz could be much help. He’s been dead for 13 years. Awful hitter, but he played defense like Brooks, helping the Orioles win their last world series title.
   3. TJ Posted: December 06, 2021 at 10:46 PM (#6056463)
Oh, great, just what this situation needs- the addition of Congress…

What could possibly go wrong?
   4. The Honorable Ardo Posted: December 06, 2021 at 11:59 PM (#6056465)
Ending the last labor stoppage put Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court. Maybe this is the big breakthrough Cruz needs to be the Republicans' 2024 nominee.
   5. Brian C Posted: December 07, 2021 at 12:08 AM (#6056467)
On the one hand - could possibly end the baseball lockout. On the other hand - Zodiac Killer.

I guess that would roughly balance out.
   6. Hombre Brotani Posted: December 07, 2021 at 02:37 AM (#6056476)
MLB expansion to Cancun is apparently on the table.
   7. An Athletic in Powderhorn, Silly Posted: December 07, 2021 at 02:51 AM (#6056477)
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), who shepherded the PRO Act through the House of Representatives, said he has no idea whether the bill can pass the Senate.

“The Senate is not a functioning legislative body at this point,” Scott told The Times.
Yet you published this article anyway, for some reason. (Snark aimed at the writer, not you, RR.)
   8. sotapop Posted: December 07, 2021 at 07:28 AM (#6056482)
Betteridge's Law says hello. Again.
   9. Astroenteritis Posted: December 07, 2021 at 12:20 PM (#6056504)
There is no situation that will be improved by the involvement of Ted Cruz.
   10. GregD Posted: December 07, 2021 at 12:42 PM (#6056506)
No? Well then surely that sage Rand Paul can guide us from our peril
   11. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: December 07, 2021 at 01:17 PM (#6056515)

If it's Ted Cruz vs. the lockout, I will have to reconsider my opposition to the lockout.
   12. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: December 07, 2021 at 05:10 PM (#6056559)
You want a Canadian to save the Great American Pastime, eh?
   13. JohnCastro Posted: December 20, 2021 at 04:18 AM (#6058042)
Those who know this game will have good luck in life, especially their reflexes will be better. Slope 2 unblocked is a game that does not discriminate when the whole world is going crazy because of these challenges and races.

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