Bernie on the Scene: Every Day is the Same
Bernie on the Scene: Every Day is the Same

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

Hello from my home in Cave Creek, Arizona. I can't tell the difference between Tuesday, Saturday, Monday, Friday, Thursday, Sunday or Wednesday. But I'm still sane.

Count me among those who believe we will have a baseball season. It might only be 100 games, but I can't see the owners letting an entire season pass without revenue. They might not have attendance at the parks, but they will still have television and streaming rights if they play games.

The playoffs can be extended, with more teams involved. That will bring even more revenue to the coffers. The owners can do two things to keep the game going into November. They can add to the number of teams that qualify for the playoffs and they can extend the number of games required to win a particular series.

There is no precedent to follow. Everything can be on the table. In essence, to keep money flowing in the game, ownership can even move late fall games to warm weather cities, assuring streaming and broadcast rights. There won't be any home-team advantage in empty stadiums.

Obtaining Player Association approval for any change in the norm would not likely be an issue. The players want those paychecks. They want to play the games.

Isn't it amazing how lucky the NFL has become? Here we are, in the midst of every in-season sport totally shut down, and football is once again king. They can begin their new season and conduct business as usual. The only

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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