In the Houston Chronicle, Richard Levick discusses the future of baseball in light of the labor-management rows that will continue into 2021, the final year of the collective bargaining agreement.
If nothing else, though, baseball has proved its resilience through the years across scandals, labor disruptions and player departures during World War II and the Korean War. Now, fans and players alike will see how the game weathers a pandemic and the labor disputes it has sparked and will continue to provoke.
“The writer Robert Creamer once said that baseball must be a fabulous game, because it survives all the terrible things it does to it itself,” said public relations executive Richard Levick.
“We are in a time of unknown unknowns. If there ever were a season to miss the season, this would have been it.”
Levick has concerns about baseball’s future in light of the labor-management rows that will continue into 2021, the final year of the collective bargaining agreement.
“It is at increasing risk of being less and less of America’s game,” he said. “The only brand that the league has right now in its absence is the distrust between labor and management. How ironic that it has become America’s game in that way…Read more