Francoeur added: “Thirty million Americans are out of work, and they don’t want to hear a bunch of millionaires and billionaires griping at each other about money.”
Glavine said there is “an equal amount of pressure” on both sides to reach a deal on the economics of starting the season.
“If we don’t have baseball, baseball is going to lose, and it’s going to lose more than it did after the strike in 1994,” Glavine said. “If this thing falls apart because of economics, I think that what happened after the strike in 1994, with people swearing off the game, it’s going to be even more so this time if it happened again.”
Glavine also said he “would not be the least bit surprised” if some players with preexisting medical conditions “opt out” of playing this season. “And if it’s the case, then I think their teammates need to be supportive of them,” he said.
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