The torturous negotiations between MLB owners and players seem to be over as several reports from over the weekend suggest Rob Manfred will soon step in an institute a 50-game season.
The back-and-forth public squabbling has done the sport no favors as countless fans have lost all interest and are no longer tuned into any updates -- they want a resolution. Some even plan to boycott the campaign if it ever gets underway. Well, in light of all this pessimism, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman provided a needed ray of hope with an earnest response on Twitter.
Bregman obviously doesn't represent the mindset of all players, but it's reasonable to assume that he's in the majority here. Is it still possible that some stars decide to sit out a truncated season? Absolutely, but the two-time All-Star clearly being motivated to get back on the diamond leads us to believe that most players throughout the MLB feel the same.
The Astros star has taken a lot of heat for his role during and after the club's sign-stealing scandal, but there's no denying he deserves credit for using his platform to inject a dose of positivity into the hearts of a beleaguered fan base.