Baseball fans might as well start the countdown to commissioner Rob Manfred instituting a wildly shortened 2020 MLB season. On Friday, the owners made another garbage proposal to the players union that included 72 games and a ridiculous financial request.
Throughout the nauseating negotiation process, numerous players have come forward on social media to express their displeasure with the league. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk did just this on Twitter after coming across the news, but took things a step further when he put the MLB on blast.
Not only is Grichuk's take spot on, but it confirms that he's a man of the people. There's no telling how many fans the league has lost across the last few months and that number is sure to continue soaring until this charade ends.
As powerful of a message that it would send, it's highly doubtful that all fans would boycott the campaign. That's why the owners are refusing to do any real negotiating. They have what we want -- the keys to baseball being played -- and know that the diehards will watch when it comes back, and Manfred will ultimately ensure that happens.
Though it would be far from ideal, Manfred confirming a 48-game season would be a lot better than being forced to watch this nonsense drag out any longer. Like Grichuk and so many players around the league, the whole process really has everybody at their wits' end.