Michael McKenry returns to Rum Bunter Radio, baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates… not so much.
In this episode of Rum Bunter Radio the crew are rejoined by regular guest and former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry, as he shares his thoughts on the current state of the walk out the direction Major League Baseball, and the current state of the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates recently completed their latest round of international signings as Michael shares who he thinks will emerge from this class and who we could see at the big league level first.
As the episode continues the guys drift into a conversation on the current lockout and where things stand between the players and the owners. When will this ever end? How close are we to seeing an end that meets the demands of both players and owners?
Unfortunately there is no perfect world and that might not be the case but Michael details which points the players and owners will budge on to reach an agreement before opening day.
As the lockout continues you can only imagine the urgency to kick things up as the owners don’t want a third year of losses in a row.
McKenry discusses which points he thinks the players will give up, and which points the owners will have to agree on in order to reach a collective bargaining agreement before March 31st.
As we all became accustomed to in 2020, rule changes may be on the horizon but not necessarily the polarizing ones that have sparked debate since they were enacted during the Covid season. Will we see a designated hitter in both leagues for the first time in baseball history, will more teams have an opportunity to compete for the playoffs in the near future?
McKenry answers all of these questions and more as the crew takes you through episode number 75 of Rum Bunter Radio.