MLB donating $30 million to assist ballpark employees
|Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5:17 PM- -|
The coronavirus pandemic has stopped the sports world as people try to make sense of the current economic fallout as many hourly workers are unable to work.
Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday afternoon that they will try to help out economically by donating $30 million ($1 mil per team) to assist employees at this difficult time.
“Over the past 48 hours, I have been approached by representatives of all 30 clubs to help assist the thousands of ballpark employees affected by the delay in the start of the Major League Baseball season,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Motivated by a desire to help some of the most valuable members of the baseball community, each Club has committed $1 million. The individual clubs will be announcing more details surrounding this support effort in their local communities.”
“The timing of these announcements will vary because of the need to coordinate with state and local laws as well as collective bargaining obligations in an effort to maximize the benefits realized by each group of employees,” Manfred said. “I am proud that our clubs came together so quickly and uniformly to support these individuals who provide so much to the game we love.”
Good job by MLB helping out some of the lesser-known heroes of the game which is the beer and hot dog vendors and other fine people assisting the ballpark experience.
MLB clubs have committed $30M -- $1M apiece -- to assist the ballpark employees affected by the delayed start to our season. pic.twitter.com/ZzJOkxGt2e— MLB (@MLB) March 17, 2020