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Outside The Confines: It’s a cruel, cruel summer

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It hasn’t been a great week for baseball, and it’s only Wednesday.

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Buckle up, BCB readers, we’re in for quite the links post today. As I unfortunately predicted on Monday, tensions continue to mount between the two sides of baseball: owners and players, and an incredible gaffe by Rob Manfred on Monday resulted in a near-meltdown of baseball Twitter.

Reactions to Manfred switching from being 100 percent certain of a season to not 100 percent certain in the span of two days have created a mass of ridicule, player outcry, and fans who are ready to scrap the season (and some who think the sport itself is in jeopardy).

It has been quite a week so far and we’re only at the halfway mark, so let’s just jump into it.

  • For starters, before we claim all players are spoiled millionaires, an anonymous take from someone making league average:
  • Meanwhile a cavalcade of players are replying “Tell us when and where” in regards to playing this season, and RotoWear didn’t miss a beat.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.