Nervous baseball fans hoping that the ongoing lockout will not cause the postponement or cancellation of Opening Day games scheduled for March 31 received some positive news Wednesday when it was revealed MLB owners and MLB Players Association representatives would meet again Thursday. Presumably, the sides were set to at least discuss big-money issues that reportedly have the sides “far apart” from putting pen to paper on a deal.
Such optimism disappeared rather quickly.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Joon Lee of ESPN and others, Thursday’s session between owners and the union lasted roughly 15 minutes. Lee added a separate conversation occurred shortly after the supposed meeting.