Johnson: Broken promises, broken trust in 2019

From Stephon Johnson at The Hardball Times on December 10, 2019:

Have you ever dealt with a parent post-divorce who keeps disappointing you with broken promises? Have you, despite everything, allowed yourself to feel a little bit of hope, only to have that hope inevitably dashed again? 

That’s what being a fan of Major League Baseball has felt like in 2019. Against a litany of promises made to address issues facing the game this season, to make positive change and allow baseball to grow, MLB has continued to excuse and defer, sending mixed signals about where their priorities lie. Here are three of the greatest disappointments of the season.

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Originally published: December 12, 2019. Last Updated: December 12, 2019.