Despite owners and players finally agreeing to a deal that will start the 2020 MLB season, fans are clearly unhappy.
The 2020 season will only last 60 games before the start of playoffs. However, fewer than half of fans who responded to SB Nation’s MLB Reacts survey felt satisfied with a season that short.
Even worse, 59% of fans don’t think the league will be able to finish the season, due to rising COVID-19 cases. The most troubling number is just more than 50% of MLB fans think playing the 2020 season is a good idea at all.
Unfortunately for Rob Manfred and MLB owners, fans are putting the blame squarely on the league.
Negotiations had dragged out for months while other leagues announced plans to return. The results are more than two-thirds of fans blaming ownership. Things are especially dire for commissioner Manfred. Nearly 70% of baseball fans said Manfred is the worst commissioner in professional sports.
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