Despite owners and players finally agreeing to a deal that will start the 2020 MLB season, baseball fans are clearly unhappy, per the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey.
The 2020 season will only last 60 games before the start of the postseason, if we get that far. However, fewer than half of fans who responded to the survey felt satisfied with a season that short.
Even worse, 59 percent of fans don’t think the league will be able to finish the season, due to rising COVID-19 cases in many areas where MLB teams are located. The most troubling number is just over 50 percent of MLB fans think playing the 2020 season is a good idea at all.
Unfortunately for Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB owners, fans are putting the blame squarely on the league.
Negotiations had dragged out for months while other leagues announced plans to return. The results are more than two-thirds of fans blaming ownership. Things are especially dire for Manfred. Nearly two-thirds of baseball fans said Manfred is the worst commissioner in professional sports.