Dan Patrick: Even if the players accepted everything you offered...there was no way you were going to go above sixty games??"
Rob Manfred: "It's the calendar, Dan. We're playing sixty games in sixty-three days. I don't see, given the reality of the health situation over the past few weeks, how we were going to get going any faster than the calendar we're on right now. Look, we did get a suboptimal result from the negotiations. The fans won't get an expanded postseason, which I think would have been good with the shortened season. The players left real money on the table. That's what happens when you have a negotiation that, instead of being collaborative, gets into a conflict situation."
Dan Patrick: How many owners didn't want to resume the season?"
Rob Manfred: "There were one or two that were opposed to the idea of playing for health reasons. The vast majority of our owners wanted to play. From the perspective of our owners, they're making an investment in terms of additional losses in order to get the game back on the field. We owe it to our fans." (Full Interview at Bottom of Page)
Listen to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred join The Dan Patrick Show to explain how the sport narrowly avoided a work stoppage for the 2020 season, as the coronavirus pandemic spurred a brutal battle between the owners and MLB Players Association for a revenue sharing proposal bogged down by the catastrophic COVID-19 fallout.