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The Braves called the union about last night’s late start

Jun 18, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

The Mets may have too — the game started nearly four hours after the scheduled game time and the teams play a day-night doubleheader today —  but Mark Bowman reports from the Braves’ side of things:

 

Bowman’s response to Twitter inquirers revealed that the Braves weren’t complaining as much as they were trying to figure out what the late start and late finish meant for today’s early-starting doubleheader. I assume that relates to what time they have to report to the park, whether they have to take BP, media availability and all of that.

I imagine that if there were complaints, however, they were immediately rescinded after Freddie Freeman hit that walkoff homer.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    The “union” (and I cringe whenever they call it one) has been snoring away since they inexplicably agreed to the draft-slots-for-free-agents provision in the CBA, and they’ve been snoring right through the Scrooge McLoria salary dumps and the hygiene horror of the Oakland coliseum. Maybe someone ought to take a quick run to New York and check if it died in its sleep.

    • flamethrower101 - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      MLB and the MLBPA are too hell bent on the biogenesis investigation to give a damn about anything else. Shame, really, especially since that will most likely not amount to anything.

    • dan1111 - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      On the other hand, MLB is the only major sport without a salary cap.

      • thebadguyswon - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        That’s true, but the luxury tax threshold is a “soft cap”.

      • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        It gets harder as your market gets smaller. In Macondo, it’s made of carbon fiber composite.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      since they inexplicably agreed to the draft-slots-for-free-agents provision in the CBA

      Why should the union care about what a bunch of people, not in the union, get or lose? Now, you can say it’s a pipe dream that owners would put that draft money into the pockets of the players, but curtailing the funds of people that aren’t part of the member roll isn’t a new story.

      • Old Gator - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM

        They are in the union. I’m talking about teams having to give up a first draft pick to sign a rated free agent.

  2. yousuxxors - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    they need to add a salary cap floor so teams like the marlins don’t spend 25 million for players.

  3. wmocmo - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Boo hoo! You have to get up in 8 hours to work again the next day. Get real, these guys are playing baseball not doing manual labor. Pathetic.

    • madhatternalice - Jun 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      “Bowman’s response to Twitter inquirers revealed that the Braves weren’t complaining as much as they were trying to figure out what the late start and late finish meant for today’s early-starting doubleheader.”

      Reading: it’s not just for headlines anymore!

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