MLB Owners Fail to Realize Their Own Foolishness

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Sports Illustrated

By Stephanie Apstein Baseball team owners seemingly haven’t learned from the past. And it’s causing everyone involved in the lockout, including the fans, to suffer. This is petty. It’s shortsighted. It’s insulting. In other words, it’s Major League Baseball owners doing what they do best: missing the point. “Concern about our fans is at the very top of our consideration list,” said commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday, three months after the league locked out the players and three minutes after the league canceled Opening Day. Perhaps he misread the list: To his right, watching through the gate…

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