The return of Major League Baseball by July 4th seemingly hit a wall this week as the Players Association rejected the plan, sight unseen. Our Sports Insider TC told us not to worry, this is all part of the negotiation process.

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The Major League Baseball Players Association is the most powerful union in sports and perhaps the most powerful union in the United States.

 

For the last 30 years they have been able to control negotiations to make sure the players are able to afford things such as salary cap and revenue sharing which is what most of this is about.

 

I talked to Matt Barnes this week, he's the Red Sox Union Rep and he said the players want to play, both sides want to play so they should be able to get things done.

 

I always warn, when you're covering someone's contract negotiation, never overreact to what's happening in the middle of it. That sounds awful.

 

The idea is in the end they will come to an agreement somewhere in the middle that brings baseball back. And they have time to do that.

- Tom Caron on Fiery MLB Negotiations

Call me naive, but despite this reassurance from our Boston Sports Insider, I still think that the NBA Playoffs will begin sooner than the 2020 MLB Season.

Recent quotes from Boston Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown lead me to believe that the owners and players would like to start the post season in Las Vegas and that city is understandably fired up to make this happen as quickly (and as safely) as possible.