For the first time in what seems like an eternity, baseball fans have a reason to feel optimistic about the 2020 MLB season. On Tuesday, it was reported that commissioner Rob Manfred and players union executive director Tony Clark had a positive meeting in Arizona, before delivering a new deal to the players' side.
Before this development, however, fans were left without a clue as to whether there would be baseball this year. As a result, the media spent their morning choosing who to blame for the owners' and players' failure to reach an agreement.
Radio legend Chris "Mad Dog" Russo bizarrely sided with the former and attacked Bryce Harper, and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich clapped back with a perfect tweet.
It continues to blow our minds that dozens of loudmouths continue to fault the players, who, unlike the owners, have sent countless reasonable proposals for a 2020 season. Russo implying that only players who've played a part in negotiating -- or dominated in 2019 -- should be permitted to speak on the subject is ridiculous.
He also took things a step further by claiming that stars like Bryce Harper and Trevor Bauer have done nothing and should keep quiet while a reserved player like Anthony Rizzo is qualified to speak up because he won a championship.
It really takes a lot for a soft-spoken player like Yelich to break out the big guns on social media, so it's pretty clear that Russo touched a nerve of the former NL MVP. Unless the radio veteran wants to get taken to the cleaners again, he should avoid calling out MLB's biggest stars for wanting to play baseball.