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David Samson on Athletics' rent spat, MLB looking to renegotiate, and broadcast fees for a short season
May 22 2020
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May 22: The Waiting Game
May 22 2020
Jeff, Stephen and Richard host. John Amaechi, OBE on the reluctance of athletes from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to return to play, given the disproportionate statistics surrounding COVID-19 (22:50). “Nothing Personal” host David Samson on the Oakland A’s rent dispute, and the economic impacts of the MLB stoppage (49:20). Michael Grange on the issues facing the Raptors in a potential NBA return, and […]
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David Samson on Athletics' rent spat, MLB looking to renegotiate, and broadcast fees for a short season
May 22 2020
The host of "Nothing Personal with David Samson" gives his takes on the rent dispute between the Oakland Athletics & the Oakland Coliseum, the MLBPA's issue with MLB wanting to renegotiate a pay cut for 2020, how broadcast deals will be impacted with a truncated season, and if salary deferral for players is an option.
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John Amaechi on the concerns some minority athletes may have when it comes to returning to play
May 22 2020
The psychologist, author, & former NBAer discusses the issue of athletes from black & minority ethnic backgrounds in England having added reservations about returning to action given the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in their respective communities, why fans generally seem to side with owners over players when it comes to labour issues, and how teams may respond when players refuse to report over health concerns.
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May 21: The 24-Team Playoff
May 21 2020
Jeff and Richard host. We discuss the potential impacts of leagues expanding their playoffs in the wake of the pandemic (07:06). The Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin on the Rays re-opening Tropicana Field for player workouts, the potential of the Blue Jays playing out the season in the area, and covering the re-opening of famed Tampa Bay dog track […]
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