On Thursday, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler took to Twitter to express his frustrations with the ongoing MLB lockout. He took a shot at the league's owners, made great points and the masses seemed to be with him. Then he deleted the tweets.
Buehler's first tweet read as follows:
PLEASE tell me how what we, the players, are asking for is crazy? Inflation happens. Markets rise. Money grows. Ask our owners. They know. Why would we agree to less than even inflation level income rises? Would you take that?
His second tweet said the following:
This isn't millionaires vs. billionaires. This is workers vs. owners. The value is subjective. We are EXTREMELY lucky to do what we do but the numbers don't line up. I appreciate the fans getting where we are coming from. Truly.
Buehler is ripping the owners for not being willing to face financial reality. The players are truly not asking for much in the grand scheme of things and the owners are refusing to budge. Virtually every report about the negotiations confirms that sentiment. The players have moved off their initial positions on several fronts, while the owners have yet to make major concessions.
I'm not sure why Buehler deleted the tweets when, frankly, he's right. I'd assume someone with the union informed him speaking out publicly wouldn't help things so he took them down. I don't think he should have.