ROB, Tim Kirkton, Rob Manfred discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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An idiot. Oh, what a loser. Yeah, I don't understand. I'm going to get into it with Tim kirkton. I don't understand the equation that's being played out on the owner's side that this makes any sense, Major League Baseball canceling the first two regular season series after the player association turned down their offer. They really didn't move that much at all from the discussions that were taking place on Monday. Rob Manfred was asking a great question by a reporter on Tuesday after this announcement came about why real bargaining didn't begin until three months after the lockout started. Listen to his answer. Hey, rob, understanding that deadlines create urgency you locked out the players to jump start the negotiations. It feels like real bargaining went on just in the last 24 to 36 hours. I'm sure people are wondering why not over the last three months or even longer to get to a point where you're not necessarily canceling games because there's some momentum here. Yeah, I think the best answer to that question is the last ten days. We've been here ready to bargain full committees, owners, players, for ten days, and it got going two days before the deadline. That's the best explanation I can give you. Yeah, that would question was asked by Jesse Rogers Taylor. I didn't hear an answer in the response from rob, did you? It's almost like he's a master obfuscator and it's his job to deflect and take bullets and well done, rob. He did a great job out there. You earn your paycheck. Ken davidoff is leaving the New York Post. He's retiring from covering baseball. He had this exchange as he posed a question to Manfred. Thank you. You've been so kind. It's hard to see you go. Thank you. Really going to miss you. Don't use mutual. Yeah, like that right there. I don't get like rob, who cares what any writer writes about. But that's the exchange on the day when games are canceled. It doesn't make any sense to me. After rob spoke, Andrew Miller, Max Scherzer talked about how long players are willing to not play. Are there discussions about how long guys are prepared to prepare? We're prepared. We've seen this coming in a sense. It's unfortunate, but this isn't new to us. This is not shocking. It's, again, unfortunate, but our communication are willingness to see each other's point of views and to find solutions in a fight for what's right is nothing like I've seen before. I can tell you that. Right, and this has been making in the years. Of seeing things that have happened over the course, specifically of this last CBA, things that have happened to different players that has made us outraged in certain situations that we absolutely have to have corrections and that's why we feel necessary to be able to continue this fight. Here's you and later Tony Clark. Players want to play. We all know that. But the reason we're not playing is simple. A lockout is the ultimate economic weapon. Let me repeat that. A lockout is the ultimate economic weapon. In a $10 billion industry, the owners have made a conscious decision to use this weapon against the greatest asset they have. The players. But the group won't be intimidated. I've seen more unity over the last few years than at any time in our recent history. All right, Taylor, what do you got? All right, buster. Well, I talked about bald man on campus yesterday. I wanted to highlight specifically the episode we recorded after we wrapped up here on baseball tonight. It makes the chef ski's last home game at Cameron indoor stadium this Saturday college game day is gonna be there and my guy J Bill has had some great thoughts and insight on the winding down of his career, the actual specifics.

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