Written By: Chris De La Crème • Wednesday June 17, 2020
I mean … I think if I have to? But I really don’t want to have to do it.
According to a Major League Tweet of ballplayer turned reporter Trevor Plouffe Wednesday night, “[MLB] the owners have offered to be able to sell commercial advertising on uniforms by 2020 and 2021 “, adding that” it is in the proposal [to MLBPA to start the 2020 season]which as many have pointed out is not a fait accompli. “
Earlier reports have suggested the Major League Baseball would start allowing commercial announcements on jerseys in 2022. It appears that the current situation – which includes playing the entire 2020 season and playoffs – empty stadiums – is to force owners to think about how they are going to recover that losses from the revenue gate. Like it or not, this is definitely an easy and quick way to do it.
If this happens, the Major League Baseball could join the National Basketball Association as the only North American “big 4” in leagues to allow commercial advertising on their game uniforms. The NBA has started allowing announcements on team shirts starting with their 2017-18 season.
We will keep an eye on that, but if it is indeed in the proposal Plouffe says it is that I can certainly see what is accepted as one of the concession in return for the players rightly, to receive their full in proportion to wages.