What a mess.
Whatever solution is chosen, baseball must end in October. Football, basketball, hockey, college football, Those are the sports of the fall and of the winter.
Baseball can’t intrude. Even if we only have a 50 game season we must end in October. Anything else will just cheapen the product, Because baseball be intruding on footballs territory and saying, “hey look at me” and football will look back and say, “no”
Yeah - they still would need approval to use home stadiums, but that doesn't seem to be the issue holding them up. The only area that might have an issue is Toronto, which I'd assume would play somewhere else if needed.
Right now, the hold up is just over money. How many games and how the money will be split between the owners and players.
I have lost track of the details. Do they still have to get local approval for using/ working in the stadiums? I assume there are contingencies if a region like NYC goes on full lockdown again. Has the MLBPA agreed to those?