On a day when there wasn’t a whole lot to feel positive about on the MLB/players relation side, I at least want to share one guy in a prominent position who is being as flat-out optimistic as a person can be.
The Brewers president says baseball is coming, even if it’s mighty short:
Brewers president of baseball ops David Stearns: "I firmly believe we are going to have baseball this season."
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) June 3, 2020
#Brewers David Stearns said despite today's negative tenor he is "optimistic" that MLB will have "representative" season, even if only 50 games.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 3, 2020
To be sure, as a baseball executive, Stearns has less reason to be cagey right now than the players or the owners, and ultimately, he won’t have a decisive voice at the table. Moreover, with an organization to run – an organization that obviously wants there to be a season! – he has to project optimism.
Also, to be sure, nobody wants a 50-game season. I mean, I do want it over no season at all, but it just seems so unreasonably short, given that 80-ish is likely to be medically doable.
But, hey, at least that’s a strong statement. It makes me not want to hate the Brewers for a little while. A day. Or an hour. Or at least until I click publish.