Boras pleaded for baseball to return as soon as possible in a New York Times op-ed, citing countries like Germany and South Korea, which have allowed domestic sports to start up again, as evidence for the US to make it happen.
Scott Boras writes that we need to bring baseball back, and explains how we can do it. https://t.co/Ta6abKg5Hu
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) May 5, 2020
How shocking it is that the biggest agent in the sport wants his main source of income to come back?
While Boras isn’t alone in voicing his frustrations with the lack of baseball, and he also isn’t alone in his advocacy for baseball’s return as a means of escapism for a stressed and worried public, he is definitely the wrong messenger for these points. This sounds more like an agent trying to make a few extra bucks rather than someone speaking out of genuine concern, especially since he’s been outspoken since the get-go with little concern over the state of affairs.
Can we stop putting megaphones in front of people who have clear conflicts of interest? Even if he’s right, he’s the wrong messenger
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair
— realquadrokeith (@realquadrokeith) May 5, 2020
Look, Scott. We all want baseball back as soon as possible, but we want it when there’s no risk of worsening the current outbreak or creating a new one. It stinks we’ve had to make do without sports for this long, but bringing them back when it isn’t safe because of entertainment isn’t how any of the leagues should operate.