Will there be baseball in 2020? It's a question that's still without an answer.
And folks are getting restless.
As mad as baseball fans might be over hearing the latest from the negotiations between Major League Baseball and the players' union, the guys sitting at home waiting to hear when they'll go back to work are irritated, too.
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson vented Wednesday, following word that the league had rejected the players' latest proposal for a shortened season, taking aim at commissioner Rob Manfred on Twitter.
He Who Has The Goals...Make The Rules. Tell Rob Stop Playing and Loosing up We Ready to go 💯💪🏾— T A 7 (@TimAnderson7) June 3, 2020
As team owners continue to insist they'd be unable to pay players the full prorated salaries they agreed to in March, the players are adamant they haven't yet seen enough economic proof of that claim to warrant agreeing to another pay cut.
In the absence of an agreement with the players' union, the league could take the step of implementing a season of roughly 50 games, preventing players from earning more money on a per-game basis and robbing fans of a whole lot of baseball.
Even with some players expressing concerns over playing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many have stated how eager they are to get back to work.
While simultaneously saying that it's been tough to think about baseball during the nationwide protests over the police killings of Black people in the wake of George Floyd's murder in Minnesota, Anderson said Monday that he is itching to get back on the field.
"I think this problem is bigger than baseball at the moment," he said. "But can’t wait to get back out there when the time is right."
We'll have to wait and see if and when he'll have that chance.