Both MLB and the MLBPA have donated $1 million funds to stadium workers at spring training facilities who have been disproportionately affected by the ongoing lockout.
And while it is nice to see both sides donating to stadium workers who depend on the game of baseball to make their living, one writer has a good point and a perfect joke about how the owners are doing this, making fun of them for not wanting to spend much money and joking that baseball writers typically will spend that amount of money when they go out to restaurants and bars in a normal year.
What a coincidence, that's how much writers combine to spend at Arizona and Florida bars in a normal year. https://t.co/ZjaJWsfrwm
— Grant Brisbee (@GrantBrisbee) March 8, 2022
Joke’s On The Owners
This is a pretty funny joke, but also proves a point about the MLB owners.
Instead of donating the fund, the owners could literally just let the players play games and end the lockout so that things can get back to normal in baseball.
Again, it’s nice to see the two sides making donations, but what baseball really needs, especially the stadium workers, is for the lockout to end and for things to resume as normal.
However, the owners still appear intent on keeping as much money in their pockets as possible and don’t seem to care about the players, the fans, and certainly not the stadium workers.
But it is nice to see the writers make a little light out of the situation and joke around a little.
As they say, sometimes laughter is the best medicine, and in this case, we’re provided with a little sense of levity while we wait for the two sides to come to the middle on the major issues holding up the season and finally bring an end to the lockout.