That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast: How bad will the lockout be and how long could it go?

Will Camden Yards in Baltimore be an empty park once again this time to no games at all or will the MLB lockout get settled before the March 31st opening day date on schedule? (file photo Los Angeles Times)

On That’s Amaury News and Commentary:

#1 Amaury, this past week Major League Baseball has asked all MLB employees to refrain from interviews, do not comment on anything particularly the lockout and all logos, symbols, photos of players are not to be displayed on the league website or team websites.

#2 During the last work stoppage in 1994 images were not scrubbed like they are for this work stoppage and it would appear that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred means business when he told staff at the league office and MLB teams to scrub player photos and images. It has the feel of censorship for the employees and most involved.

#3 Amaury, this being the first volley it has the players mocking the move by Manfred and MLB Players Association Executive Tony Clark none too happy in this first week of the lockout.

#4 Amaury this is the ninth work stoppage in the sports history but there are many baseball fans, advertisers, and cooperate sponsors of the game who remember the 94 work stoppage like it was yesterday and just might stay away from doing business with MLB if the season ends up getting scrubbed like it did last time.

#5 A number of MLB players signed with new clubs as free agents before the lockout hoping that the lockout will be settled before the regular season starts and get started on working on their new multi million dollar contracts.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead Oakland A’s Spanish play by play announcer on 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at

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