He added that the Jackson statue has been "defaced by criminals who sought to topple the statue recognizing the seventh President of the United States". Mr Trump has been clear that he opposes the removal of monuments of leaders of the Confederacy or other distasteful aspects of USA history. "And people can study that and they can hate it and let's all hate it".
The first is whether players will be able to report to camp within seven days (by July 1). What we are left with now is the March 26 agreement . MLB's proposal for 60 games includes $1.48 billion in salary plus a $25 million postseason players' pool, while the union's plan includes $1.73 billion in salary and a $50 million pool.
Disgruntled fans with Confederate flags drove past the main entrance to the track all weekend and a plane flew above the track Sunday pulling a banner of the flag that read "Defund NASCAR". Monday afternoon, before the rain-delayed race, drivers did exactly that, stepping up in unison and in force in a way you don't often see in any sport .
That's been the big fight between the two parties and the players seem to have won in a big way. Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake if the season lasts 60 games, or 70 or 82. "Until I speak with the owners, I can't give you a firm deadline", Manfred told Nightengale. The union is expected to seek a longer season. Manfred was backed into a corner, and (eventually) responded well.
The questionable resumption of the league may not have as much bearing on the decision to move the Mets and Yankees back to NY, but in the case the two sides reach an agreement on a return-to-play format, NY teams playing in familiar circumstances would certainly pay dividends.
The Triple Crown will continue with the Kentucky Derby , usually held on the first Saturday in May, now rescheduled for September 5 at Churchill Downs. "I keep telling everybody Barclay doesn't get a lot of big horses and big opportunities", Knowlton said about his trainer of 25 years, "but when he gets them he knows what to do".