Dodgers News: Baseball Fans Have Mixed Feelings in Regard to the Potential Return of Baseball

Another day and another rejected proposal to restart the MLB season. It’s like clockwork now.

While every other sport has found a way to come together and resume, baseball seems to be moving in reverse. The players want as much money as they can get while the owners want to save every penny. Regardless of which side you think is correct, the outcome is the same. It is June, and we have yet to see a regular-season game.

So how do the fans feel about this?

We took to Twitter to see how other fans are feeling about this work stoppage, specifically how they feel about its possible return. The results, as you can imagine, were pretty mixed. While 42% of the people who answered were still excited for the possibility of baseball coming back, 58% have either given up or are getting awfully close to doing so.

Along with the voting results, some fans chimed in with their personal thoughts on the matter, which we have highlighted below.

While a few fans can’t wait for baseball to return, most have accepted that it may not be in the cards anymore and would rather keep their hopes low. As Susan points out in her response, it hurts just a bit more for Dodgers fans since this would have been the first season where Sportsnet LA was available to a larger amount of Angelenos.

Do Fans Have a Right to Be Upset?

You bet. Fans are clearly reaching a breaking point with no end in sight to all the chaos. While baseball is a business first and foremost, there is something to be said for the importance of its various fanbases. MLB would not be successful without the support of the fans, yet these latest shenanigans have left a bitter taste with even the most loyal followers.

Whether you blame the owners for this mess or the players, it doesn’t change much. The game has had so many opportunities to show a united front and bring some normalcy back to the world. Instead, we continue to see “soft deadlines” and meaningless words.

It all comes down to this week, Dodgers fans. If there is any hope of salvaging a season, a decision needs to be made now so that players and teams have the chance to organize. Any more delay, and we could all be wondering how the greatest sport lost its shine. MLB is running the risk of losing viewers to other sports, which will now be playing through the summer months that baseball normally has all to itself. Let’s just hope that the trade for Betts and Price wasn’t a waste.


What are your thoughts in regards to baseball returning this year? Good or bad, let us know in the comments below!

Daniel Palma

Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!
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