President Joe Biden’s administration reportedly asked MLB to delay the start of the season one month due to the pandemic.
Senior members of the Biden administration spoke to Major League Baseball owners about postponing the season to allow for players to be vaccinated in time for the start of the season, according to The Athletic. The comments were noted by the New York Post in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
— New York Post (@nypost) February 4, 2021
However, the Players Association reportedly opted to not be part of the meeting because it believed it would be pressured into delaying the upcoming baseball season. (RELATED: Tim Tebow Hits Home Run In First Professional At-Bat)
Unless there is some kind of coronavirus outbreak, the MLB season will start on time. (RELATED: MLB Players Are Opting Out Of The 2020 Season Due To Coronavirus. Here’s The List)
It comes after the union recently rejected a proposal for a 154-game season that would have had a later start date.
The piece noted that the league didn’t tell the Players Association details about the meeting with the administration. However, team presidents were reportedly notified about it.
A call with government officials is reportedly in the works for the union without MLB’s involvement, according to the report.