MLB Set To Lose $4 Billion If Play Doesn’t Resume
The MLB is set to lose $4 billion if play doesn’t resume in the foreseeable future.
The commissioner went on TV this week to make that point in as blatant terms as possible.
“The economic effects are devastating, frankly, for the clubs. We’re a big business, but we’re a seasonal business,” Rob Manfred said.
“Unfortunately, this crisis began at kind of a low point for us in terms of revenue. We hadn’t quite started our season yet. If we don’t play a season, the losses for the owners could approach $4 billion.”
“Playing in empty stadiums is not a great deal for us economically, but our owners are committed to doing that because they feel it’s important that the game be back on the field and that the game be a sign of beginning to returning to normalcy and American life as we’ve always enjoyed it,” Manfred continued.
Will the MLB actually get around to returning? Time will tell.