Well, Manfred was outside counsel advising the owners on the strike.
He was worthless than, and now, fast forward to 2020, still worthless to MLB.
Marty, whatever you do, skip 2020, never travel there.
I think nobody mentioned Markakis because he was a little fast when he came up, but by 2012 he was not fast. And in the modern game a peak of 23 homers 13 years ago is not power. Last year he had nine homers, and the average MLBer had over 20 homers per 600 PAs.
And I think the only time I was ever convinced he was Gold Glove caliber was when I was in the middle of one of those mind-numbing arguments with @Old#5Fan.
I say all of this as a Nick Markakis fan. Just not on the level of @Frobby
Well, if they want to have any kind of an MLB season, they need to get it started in the first week of July. That means they'd have to start training...next week? If they started training next week that'd give them 3-4 weeks to prepare for a bit of a season.
In case you didn't notice, MLB rejected the offer and they didn't counter. Essentially, they broke off talks. It's already a contentious relationship, chances of it getting magically better by next week and coming to an agreement to play part of a season are slim.
@ShaneDawg85is right, people were convinced in '94 that they wouldn't cancel the World Series...and they certainly did. It wasn't just cancelling the World Series, it was cancelling Griffey/Matt Williams run at 61 and Tony Gwynn making a run at .400. And they also took it right to the brink of the start of the '95 season. People don't remember this too much but the start of the '95 season was delayed and they were close to having replacement players play instead. And that would have meant that Cal wouldn't have broken 2,130. The 1995 season was shortened to 144 games.
Now, it's a different cast of owners, a different cast of players and union reps, that might be the only silver lining here. But it doesn't look like that is making much of a difference.
He's seems like a very nice young man. Ace lefty, grab him if Detroit fumbles it.
I'm still drooling over the 9 pound largemouth!!!!! Biggest one I ever caught was about 4 1/2 and that thing was a monster (to me anyways... everything's bigger in Tejas.) I can't even imagine what it'd be like to haul in something THAT big.
We're going down to the lake this weekend. Maybe not the smartest idea in the world but we're going...